State Government Relations
Strong relationships with state government leaders, legislators and officials can be vital to your organization’s success. Comprised of both lawyers and consultants, Faegre Drinker's state relations teams understand the processes, know the players and excel at effective advocacy before state legislative bodies and regulatory agencies. Our teams in Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota partner with you to manage the challenges — and seize the opportunities — that emerge at the intersection of your organization and your state government. We help you thrive in today’s complex regulatory environment.
Our state relations professionals can help you advance your goals through:
- Legislative and executive branch lobbying
- Procurement, negotiation and maintenance of government contracts
- Campaign finance and ethics compliance
- Issues monitoring and public policy research
- Economic development initiatives
- Formation of public-private partnerships and public financing transactions
Indiana State Relations
Faegre Drinker's Indiana state relations team dates back to 1863. Today, we offer a wide range of government services, leveraging each of our team members’ individual expertise and government experience to deliver messages and develop strategies that help your business, organization and community move forward.
Iowa State Relations
Faegre Drinker’s Iowa state relations team helps clients on all matters related to Iowa government. We partner with you to manage regulatory changes, advocate for issues that impact your business, and develop and negotiate economic development incentives and contracts. Having built strong relationships with parties throughout Iowa government, we work directly with government leadership, legislators and officials.
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Minnesota State Relations
Faegre Drinker’s Minnesota state relations practice dates back to the early 1980s, and we have built client relationships that span decades. We represent clients in front of the state legislature and state government agencies, county boards, city councils, and other regional and local bodies. We provide clients with a full spectrum of lobbying services, including developing legislative strategies, drafting legislation and amendments, recruiting bill authors, attending committee hearings, and monitoring legislative developments on our clients’ behalf.
David H. Johnson