The Firm's lobbying team is well-known and well-positioned to assist clients through the governmental processes in Tallahassee. Our lobbyists have excellent long time working relationships with key legislative leaders, cabinet members, local elected officials, other opinion leaders and key staff members. Our lobbying team has outstanding relationships with the leadership of both the House and Senate and work effectively on both sides of the aisle.
Our lobbying team has been hailed as the most diverse team in Tallahassee and is able to cover more Legislators than any other team of lobbyists. In addition, the firm's thirteen (13) Florida offices enable our lobbying team to connect with legislators in their home districts more than any other lobbying team.
Yolanda Cash Jackson leads our state lobbying team along with: Practice Group Chair Bernie Friedman; longtime lobbyists Jose K. Fuentes who has held several high level governmental positions including as a member of the Florida House Speaker's leadership team, and Richard Candia who served as Chief of Staff to former Florida Senator and now US Congressman Mario Diaz Balart; and Mario Bailey, a former Legislative Aide.
The team has had great success assisting clients:
Our state lobbying client list is as diverse as our lobbying team and includes for example, The Isle Casino and Racing at Pompano Park, Premier Beverages, Florida Memorial University and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Florida Association of Jewish Federations, Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, AT&T, Florida Bar – Family Law Section, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Ocean Harbor Insurance, Sunshine Gasoline, SEIU Florida Health Care Division, Gulf Power, Metro Orlando Development Commission, ORACLE, R.J. Reynolds, Accredited Surety and Casualty, Assurion Insurance, Recording Industry of America, Ryder Transportation Services, McLane Transportation, Sunshine State Health – Centene, and over a dozen local governments and other private sector clients. We are proud of the accomplishments of our clients and our team. To learn more about our specific experience, click on the links below:
Appropriations & Legislative Client Accomplishments
2012 Notable State Lobbying Client Accomplishments
2010 Notable State Lobbying Client Accomplishments
2009 Notable State Lobbying Client Accomplishments
2008 Notable State Lobbying Client Accomplishments
Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. has its very own statewide lobbying organization on behalf of its 4,000 Condominium & Homeowner association clients. The Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL) monitors and responds to legislation emerging from Tallahassee that impacts condominiums, homeowner associations, mobile home communities and cooperatives. CALL communicates with tens of thousands of concerned Floridians primarily through its website www.callbp.com, and through email alerts, which enables us to activate a grass roots network on issues of importance. The CALL model can easily be adapted to many other lobbying causes.