Governmental Affairs

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Tripp Scott’s governmental affairs practice is equipped to handle a broad range of issues for clients at the local, state and national levels. The firm is home to a number of former elected officials, and its lawyers have represented clients’ interests before the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, federal agencies and commissions, state legislatures, county commissions, municipal boards, airport authorities, and other governmental entities throughout the country as well.

The firm’s front-line experience in the 2000 presidential election and 2002 Florida redistricting matters included handling complex litigation, simultaneously occurring matters in multiple courts and managing and coordinating the efforts of multiple firms. Our attorneys had a unique position in the center of these contentious debates and prevailed for their clients in both matters. Our firm also has experience in voting, election laws and other constitutional claims.

In Broward County, we handle client issues before local governing boards, regulatory agencies and city commissions. At the state level, our lawyers have handled matters before both the House and Senate and have represented these bodies in litigation matters, including defending the Florida Senate in recent reapportionment matters. During the legislative session, we have representatives in Tallahassee on an ongoing basis.

Other aspects of our governmental affairs practice include:

  • Aviation and airport law

  • Constitutional disputes

  • Corporate policies and procedures

  • Dealer franchise and multi-state regulations

  • Election and representation disputes

  • Environmental litigation

  • Land-use matters and drafting

  • Legislative strategy

  • Lobbying/coalition-building at local, state and federal levels

  • Supervision of governmental litigation

  • Healthcare issues

  • Production of brochures and videotapes on issues related to pending legislation

  • Representation through the bidding process

  • Tax issues

  • Telecommunications

A multi-disciplinary firm, Tripp Scott has the professional staff and resources to address a broad scope of questions. Because so many of our firm's practice areas touch on government issues in some way, shape, or form — attorneys in this practice group work collaboratively with members of other practice groups to achieve clients' objectives.

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