K Street Public Affairs professionals have been at the forefront of legislative lobbying for years and offer clients the benefit of first-hand experience in the legislative process. We learn each client’s business, objectives and challenges; with this knowledge, we map out the best approach to achieving the client’s goals – whether it be supporting new legislation, amending existing legislation or ending detrimental legislation.
As part of our legislative lobbying services, we regularly review newly introduced bills and proposed rules and consult with clients to determine any necessary or appropriate action. We also represent our clients’ interests before the Governor, legislature, state agencies and commissions, whether in support of or opposition to legislation, regulations or policy and project initiatives.
There are times when projects require a public affairs strategy to overcome obstacles. Often opposition groups and media attention take a project in a direction that must be addressed and balanced. In these situations, clients rely on our strengths in understanding the issues and collaborating to create change.
K Street Public Affairs assists clients in obtaining strategic partners to support their initiatives. We know how to identify coalitions and partnerships, and how to respond to adversarial concerns in the community and the media. We also work with clients to develop a communications strategy when moving forward on a project. We understand that appropriate community action and messages are often the keys to success in the public policy arena.
The regulatory landscape in New Jersey is known as one of the most challenging in the country. K Street Public Affairs, is comprised of, and affiliated with, individuals who know the departments and processes and how to move projects along. With long-standing relationships and years of experience working with the many State agencies, we help clients devise the best strategies to address regulatory hurdles. This includes assistance in filing and acquiring permits and approvals, developing compliance strategies, addressing enforcement actions, and building relationships with key decision makers.
An important part of a company’s overall public affairs strategy includes the communication of its objectives and goals to both the legislative and business communities. We work with clients to develop this strategy and ensure the right messages are communicated to the right targets. With our extensive relationships and contacts with decision-makers and community and industry groups, we know who to speak with, when to speak with them and what needs to be said. Whether crisis communications or proactive press relations, our professionals help devise the most appropriate plan to ensure a client’s message is communicated in the best way possible.