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Florida's Top Lobbying Firms

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

Johnson & Blanton
Revenue: $4 million to $8 million
Lobbyists: Jon Johnson, Travis Blanton,
Amy Christian, Melanie Phister
Clients Include: Adventist Health Care System, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, BayCare Health System, DaVita, FCCI Insurance Group, Florida Adoption Council, Florida Cable Telecommunications Association, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Crystals, Florida Health Care Association, Florida Hospital, Florida Retail Federation, GEO Care, GEO Group, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute, Jackson Hospital, Pfizer

(Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Key West, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa)
Revenue: More than $5.5 million
Lobbyists: Sidney Ansbacher, Christopher Carmody, Timothy Cerio, J. Charles Gray, Christopher Hansen, John Harris, Kent Hipp, J. Michael Huey, D. Ty Jackson, Fred Leonhardt, George Meros Jr., Marlene Quintana, Burt Saunders,
Mary Smallwood, Todd Steibly, Robert Stuart Jr., Jason Unger, Charles Wells, Thomas Wilkes, Thomas Cloud
Clients Include: American Cancer Society (Florida division), Darden Restaurants, Enterprise Florida, Florida Outdoor Advertising Association, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Lockheed Martin, National Federation of Independent Business, Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walgreen.

The Rubin Group
(Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee)
Revenue: $3.75 million to $7.5 million
Lobbyists: William Rubin, Melissa Akeson, Heather Turnbull
Clients Include: 21st Century Oncology, Aegis Sciences, Armor Correctional Services, Bright House Networks, Coventry Health Care, Dosal Tobacco, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Florida Crystals, Florida Power & Light, Florida Virtual School, GEO Care, HCA Healthcare, Humana, Miami Children’s Hospital, PTG-Florida, WellCare

Fowler White Boggs
(Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Tampa)
Revenue: $3 million to $6 million
Lobbyists: Keith Arnold, Brett Bacot, James Magill, Kimberly McGlynn, Linda Shelley, Mac Stipanovich
Clients Include: AT&T, Florida League of Cities, Florida Recyclers Association, Gulf Power, Hodges University, Keiser University, Pinch A Penny, Time Warner, United States Sugar, University of South Florida medical school, State Farm

The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners
Revenue: $3 million to $6 million
Lobbyists: Slater Bayliss, Sarah Busk, Alberto Cardenas,
Justin Day, Stephen Shiver, Lanny Wiles
Clients Include: Academica, AT&T, Asphalt Contractors Association, Associated Industries of Florida, Florida Alternative Investments Association, Florida Association of Realtors, Health Management Associates, Independent Colleges & Universities, Marriott International, PGA of America, Progress Energy, Tucker Hall, The Villages

Corcoran & Johnston
(Lutz, Tallahassee)
Revenue: $2.55 million to $5.25 million
Lobbyists: Michael Corcoran, Jeffrey Johnston, Matthew Blair, Amanda Stewart
Clients Include: Amerigroup, Florida Crystals, Florida Optometric Association, Fontainebleau Florida Hotel, IMG Academies, Live Nation, Nova Southeastern University, Preferred Medical Plan, TECO Energy, University of South Florida, Verizon, Walmart, WellCare

Tsamoutales Strategies
Revenue: $2.85 million to $5.75 million
Lobbyists: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Frank Tsamoutales, Cameron Yarbrough
Clients Include: Harris Corp., Honeywell, Walmart, Caesar’s Entertainment, SAP, ONE, Black & Veatch iMG, Butler Enterprises

Floridian Partners
(Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tallahassee, Tampa)
Revenue: $2.45 million to $5 million
Lobbyists: Charles Dudley, Jorge Chamizo, Kenneth Granger, Gary Guzzo, Patrick Maloy, Brian May, Robert Reyes, Scott Ross, Teye Reeves, Ana Cruz
Clients Include: Allstate Insurance, American International Group, Associated Industries, CNA Financial, FCCI Insurance Group, Florida Cable Telecommunications Association, Florida Insurance Council, Gulf Power, Harley-Davidson Motor, Liberty Mutual, John Deere, Las Vegas Sands, St. Joe, Progress Energy, TECO Energy, United HomeCare Services, United States Sugar

Capital City Consulting
Revenue: More than $2.7 million
Lobbyists: Nicholas Iarossi, Ronald LaFace Jr., Gerald Wester, Chris Schoonover
Clients Include: Aetna, American Bankers Insurance Group, Cigna, CVS/Caremark, Citigroup Management Corp., eBay, Florida Association of Health Plans, Las Vegas Sands, MetroPCS Florida, New College Foundation, Office Depot, Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, Swisher International, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Visa

William J. Peebles
Revenue: $2 million to $4 million
Lobbyists: William Peebles, Karen Peterson
Clients Include: Florida Municipal Electric Association, Florida Municipal Natural Gas Association, Community Telecommunications Council, Florida Association of Counties, Florida League of Cities, several Florida cities, including Kissimmee, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tampa and Winter Park

Spearman Management
Revenue: $2 million to $4 million
Lobbyists: Guy Spearman, Taylor Hatch
Clients Include: AT&T, Altria Client Services, Eckerd, Florida Institute of Technology, Gannett Sun Coast Newspaper Group, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Val-Pal Direct Marketing System

Smith, Bryan & Myers
Revenue: $1.65 million to $3.5 million
Lobbyists: Matt Bryan, David Daniel, Jeff Hartley, Julie Myers, Jim Naff, Andrea Becker
Clients Include: AMI Kids, Corrections Corporation of America, Dosal Tobacco, Florida Association of Counties, The Florida Bar, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Health Care Association, Florida Hospital Association, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association, Johnson & Johnson, JM Family Enterprises, Microsoft, Progress Energy, Shands Teaching Hospital & Clinics, University of Florida Foundation

Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar
Revenue: $1.55 million to $3.25 million
Lobbyists: Howard (Gene) Adams, Joshua Aubuchon, Douglas Bell, Sam Bell, Kevin Crowley, Mark Delegal, Pete Dunbar, Martha Edenfield, J. Steven Roddenberry
Clients Include: American Express Travel Related Services, Avis Budget Group, Florida Association of Realtors, Florida Brewers Guild, Florida Chamber of Commerce, McDonald’s, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Medco Health Solutions, New York Life, State Farm Florida Insurance

Larry J. Overton & Associates
Revenue: $1.55 million to $3.25 million
Lobbyists: Larry Overton, Joel Overton
Clients Include: Baptist Healthcare, BayCare Health System, Catholic Health Services, DentaQuest, Home Care Association of Florida, LeadingAge Florida, Lee Memorial Health System, Mount Sinai Medical Center,
Shands Teaching Hospitals & Clinics, University of Miami

Note: Revenue, obtained from compensation reports filed with the Lobbyist Registration Office, for 2012 and reflects both executive and legislative branch lobbying in Florida only.