June 2, 2023
Tallahassee Lobbyists

Florida Lobbyists

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Brian Ballard

Brian Ballard’s Ballard Partners is tied with Southern Strategy Group in the top spot for lobbying firms. 

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Paul Bradshaw

Paul Bradshaw of Southern Strategy Group

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Ron Book

Ron Book’s firm generates more than $3.75 million in revenue.

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Larry Overton (left) and Joel Overton of Larry J. Overton & Associates

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2013 Lobbyists

Florida's Top Lobbying Firms

(Lobbyists are required to report revenue in a range, rather than exact figures. Only Florida locations listed.)

Amy Keller | 3/15/2013

Ballard Partners
(Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa Bay, West Palm Beach)
Revenue: More than $8 million
Lobbyists: Brian Ballard, Tony Boselli, Carol Bracy, Mathew Forrest, John Johnston, Sylvester Lukis, Joseph McCann, Bridget Nocco, Greg Turbeville, Amy Young, Chris Dorworth, Jan Gorrie
Clients Include: Amazon.com, Automated Healthcare Solutions, Bayfront 2011 Development/Genting, City of Boca Raton, Florida Power & Light, Florida Virtual School, Fortress Investment Group, G.L. Homes of Florida, GEO Care, Harris Corp., New York Yankees, Tampa General Hospital, United States Sugar, Verizon

Southern Strategy Group
(Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa Bay)
Revenue: More than $8 million
Lobbyists: Paul Bradshaw, Oscar Anderson, Thomas Arnold, Laura Boehmer, David Browning, Electra Bustle, Christopher Dudley, Towson Fraser, Sofia Holtzman, James H. McFaddin III, Paul Mitchell, Lindsey Perkins, R.Z. “Sandy” Safley, Alex Setzer, Jim Smith, Stacey Webb
Clients Include: Amtrak, Apple, Florida Chamber of Commerce, IBM, International Speedway, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, TECO Energy, US Airways Group, Walt Disney World, Wells Fargo

Ronald L. Book
(Aventura, Tallahassee)

Revenue: More than $5 million
Lobbyists: Ronald Book, Rana Brown, Kelly Mallette
Clients Include: Ashbritt, AutoNation, City of Tallahassee,
Florida Apartment Association, Florida Distillers, Florida Power & Light, GEO Group, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Dolphins/Sun Life Stadium, Miami-Dade County, North and South Broward Hospital District, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, University of Miami, West Flagler Kennel Club/Magic City Casino

Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb
(Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee)
Revenue: $4 million to $8 million
Lobbyists: Michael Colodny, Nicole Fried, Tom Gallagher, Fred Karlinsky, Trevor Mask, Meredith Woodrum Snowden, Timothy Stanfield, Howard Talenfeld, Katherine Webb
Clients Include: Dosal Tobacco, FCCI Insurance Group,
Fairness in Taxation, Florida’s Children First, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, SkyMed International, Timeshares Direct, Universal Health Care

Dutko Poole McKinley
Revenue: $4 million to $8 million
Lobbyists: Van Poole, Fred Dickinson, William McKinley,
Angela Peterson Dempsey, Sophia Smith
Clients Include: Accenture, American Tort Reform Association, Comcast, Florida Power & Light, General Motors, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Motion Picture Association of America, Seminole Tribe of Florida, United Technologies, University of Phoenix, Wine Institute

Foley & Lardner
(Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa)
Revenue: $4 million to $8 million
Lobbyists: Erika Alba, Guillermo Fernandez-Quincoces, Michael Harrell, Robert Hosay, Jonathan Kilman, Austin Neal, Nate Wesley Strickland, Jon Yapo, Chris Kise, Paul Lowell, Christian Caballero
Clients Include: Aetna, Bayfront 2011 Development, Cisco Systems, Digital Domain Media Group, Dosal Tobacco, Florida Farm Bureau Insurance, Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association, Habitat for Humanity of Florida, Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Novo Nordisk, Verizon, Xerox

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