Government Affairs | Fennemore Craig
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Overview

Today, an effective Government Affairs practice must also possess strategic planning and tactical implementation skills. We help clients determine what outcomes are in their best interest and then build and implement a plan to achieve those outcomes. Our goal is to find and deliver the best solutions for our client.

We are a member of the State Capital Law Firm Group, an organization comprised of top government relations professionals in all fifty states, selected on a one firm per state basis.

  • Liquor Licensing

    • Representation before local licensing authorities in Nevada.
    • Preparation of all required documentation.
    • Coordinate submission of all required materials in complex licensing matters.
  • Planning, Zoning and Land Use

    • Take major development projects from inception to approval of all required land use permits and entitlements.
    • Obtain traditional land use approvals and facilitate coordination with all departments of local government to address all manner of unique matters.
  • Political and Election Law

    • Representation of candidates, political parties, PACs, donors, and other persons with an interest in the legal aspects of the political process.
    • Campaign finance compliance, campaign counsel services, recounts and election contests, and other election-related litigation or administrative action.
    • Representation of proponents and opponents of ballot initiatives and referenda.
    • Create initial draft and research in support of ballot measures.
    • Defend or attack such measures in court.
  • Public Policy and Lobbying

    • Bipartisan team directly advocates to legislative and executive branch officials obtaining support for legislative and regulatory objectives.
    • Analyze and interpret legislation, provide testimony, develop advocacy efforts including grassroots programs and coalition development.
    • Work with clients to draft legislation and regulatory proposals, and shepherd them through the legislative process.
  • Regulatory Practice

    • Complete regulatory practice for all manner of state and local issues.
    • Practice before the Nevada Tax Commission to the Division of Insurance and all manner of Boards and Commissions.
    • Provide advice and legal knowledge in handling regulatory issues.
  • Strategy Development

    • Assist in developing goals and effective strategies in support of legislative and regulatory agendas.
    • Arrangement of meetings with key elected officials and policy makers.
    • Assist in the development of effective and supportive public relations and media campaigns.
  • Tracking and Evaluation of Legislation

    • Monitor legislative trends and developments.
    • Legal analysis, and reporting on legislation as it moves through hearings, committee meetings and floor debate.
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