Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell provides clients with governmental services including:
- Governmental marketing
- Legislation and policy drafting
- Issue monitoring and research
- Appropriations and procurement assistance
- Regulatory analysis and strategic planning
- Lobbying at federal, state and local levels
In today’s political and business environment, organizations find it increasingly important to understand the intricate legislative and regulatory worlds of federal, state and local government. We represent a wide variety of clients, including municipalities, school boards, law enforcement agencies and other governmental entities throughout Florida. Rumberger Kirk and Caldwell’s governmental affairs team brings together experienced attorneys and governmental affairs professionals to serve our clients' governmental needs.
RKC attorneys closely monitor proposed legislative changes and statutory amendments in many areas such as those related to labor and employment, tort reform, environmental, professional liability and insurance issues. With a strong presence in key legislative locations — including an office in Tallahassee, Florida — the firm has acquired vast experience in this area of practice, before legislative bodies, administrative agencies and in the courtroom as well.
Our governmental affairs team has the capabilities necessary to help our clients deal with the complexities of all levels of government to achieve results. We have represented a number of major corporations in their dealings with the State of Florida, including companies involved in space exploration, pest control, nursing homes, as well as non-profit organizations.
On the environmental front, RKC attorneys were instrumental in the passage of several amendments to the Florida Constitution; mandating cleanup of the Florida Everglades, passage of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan in Congress, and in helping obtain several billion dollars in funding from the Federal Government and the State of Florida for Everglades restoration.
Intimately familiar with Florida's statutes governing elections, RKC also represents federal and state election candidates of both parties as well as non-profit public interest advocacy groups. Our firm has been actively involved in several initiatives and campaigns including serving on the Select Task Force on Elections (2001); Select Task Force on Election Procedures Standards and Technology (2002); Chairman of the Collins Center for Public Policy; Study Committee on Public Records (2002-2003); and the Florida Energy and Climate Change Action Plan, as an Adaptation Technical Working Group Member (2008). Additionally, our attorneys have served as Florida General Counsel for President George H.W. Bush and Senator Bob Dole in their presidential campaigns and advised the Florida Republican Party of Florida on redistricting matters.
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell attorneys appear on behalf of clients before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings. We represent private and public institutions and individuals facing administrative and regulatory proceedings before state agencies involving employment, environmental, construction, and rule challenge proceedings. We assist professionals including lawyers, accountants, doctors, insurance agents and agencies, real estate brokers, contractors, nurses, government officials and others in administrative matters involving professional licensure and disciplinary hearings.
Our attorneys have also represented clients before several state agencies including The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, The Florida Board of Medicine, the Department of Financial Services, Florida Commission on Ethics, The Florida Bar, and the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. We also represent clients in statutory and regulatory matters when they are facing a compliance audit and provide counsel on maintaining compliance with licensing boards and other agency regulations. Our attorneys also handle administrative appeals including reconsiderations and obtaining administrative reversals.