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Getting results through effective advocacyJMBM Government Practice - Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy (GLUEE)

JMBM has the experience to represent a wide range of industries, businesses, trade groups and individuals at every level of government, particularly throughout the state of California. We understand how government works, and our team members’ substantial political and regulatory experience includes the former principal policy maker for the Los Angeles City Zoning/Building and Safety Commission.

JMBM provides legal representation in many aspects of government-related issues, including public affairs. The Firm's clients include a wide range of industries, businesses, trade groups and individuals with interests before all levels of State and Federal government. The Firm's Government Group routinely advocates its clients’ interests before the myriad of regulatory authorities, administrative agencies and elected bodies that govern business and development activities. The Firm's negotiation expertise and lobbying experience includes representing clients seeking to locate and develop new sites, relocate, expand operations, and all related permitting and compliance.

Attorneys in the Government Group have represented a variety of industries before the following government bodies:

  • State agencies, including those governing air and water quality
  • State commissions, such as the Public Utilities Commission
  • Federal agencies, such as the Bureau of Land Management and the Army Corps of Engineers
  • California State Legislature
  • U.S. Congress
  • Local governments including Boards of Supervisors, City Councils, and Planning and Redevelopment Agencies
Public policy advocacy

Because any company or organization can be directly affected by governmental activity, you need a strong presence among decision makers and vigilant cultivation of support from legislative and regulatory bodies that have an impact on your operations. Whether clients have industry specific concerns involving healthcare, insurance, telecommunications, gaming or land use, or broader issues of tax and regulatory policy, we have the knowledge and contacts at the local, state and federal levels to address such legislative or regulatory problems.

Our lawyers regularly represent clients before administrative agencies and legislative bodies in hearings, rulemaking proceedings and compliance disputes. We are also proactive and get involved in proposed and pending state, county and city legislation and plans to adopt or amend agency rules. You also benefit from our ability to work with policy stakeholders, from media outlets to community activists, both those who are sympathetic to your interests and those whose concerns could be disruptive unless skillfully addressed.