Government Affairs Practice Area

At our core, a firm built and grown around serving our clients’ legislative and government affairs needs.

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Simply stated, the representation of regulated industry before local, state and federal government is what we do at Hopping Green & Sams.

Since the firm was established, our lawyers and lobbyists have been directly involved in almost every significant Florida environmental, natural resource, and land use initiative of note. However, we also possess deep expertise in a wide variety of subject areas beyond the environmental arena, including healthcare, higher education, technology and government appropriations, and our team has been at the forefront of the complex issues, legislation, rules, and regulations with which the broader business community must contend. Note, however, that some of our greatest accomplishments are reflected by what is not in statute. But an effective approach is about more than protecting the status quo. We help clients advance their interests by defending against threats to their ability to operate, as well as by affirmatively improving the regulatory paradigm under which our clients function. Our Government Affairs team – including David Childs, Gary Hunter and Eileen Stuart – has unrivaled subject matter expertise, key relationships and a widely recognized reputation for effectively navigating the interplay between the governmental, political, and business arenas to create meaningful value for our clients in the short and long term.

Our strategy is to start by listening to our clients, thoroughly assessing their needs, and then formulating and implementing a strategy to achieve targeted results. But we don’t stop there. Changes to laws and rules are constantly being considered by the Legislature, local governments, agencies, trade associations, and others that could affect the operation or growth of your business. Being proactive can make a big difference, which is why we keep a constant watch over the Legislature and executive branch agencies. We know that staying on top of breaking developments can lead to concrete results for clients which keeps us at the ready to advance their agendas and protect their interests.

HGS Government Affairs News
Jun 14, 2019
2019 Florida Super Lawyers Recognizes Eight HGS Attorneys
Feb 26, 2019
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Establishment of the Water Street Tampa Improvement District
Dec 5, 2018
Governor-Elect DeSantis appoints HGS Attorney Eileen Stuart to Transition Team

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