Our lobbying team has over 60 years of legislative and government experience and works within our Government Relations Practice Group. Members of this practice group include those who have served in New Hampshire as Attorney General, State Senator and Majority Leader, and Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division, representing all state agencies.
Backing up our lobbying is McLane's team of 90 attorneys and more than 30 legal assistants with the capability to provide the highest level of service in a wide range of substantive areas of the law. Our lobbying services include legislative monitoring, preparation of testimony, issue management, coalition building and association management services.
Our Government Relations Advisor provides a full-time presence in the New Hampshire State Capitol. This presence allows us to remain current on the issues and the positions of Executive and Legislative Branch officials and other interested parties. In many cases, McLane's lobbying professionals serve as an extension of our clients' staff and we communicate regularly with the information, analysis and advice that helps them understand and have an effect on constantly changing regulatory requirements.
We offer customized reports on pending legislation, interim studies, special commissions, task forces, roundtables, and other venues both inside and outside the legislative process. This includes tracking discussions, drafts, emerging issues, research reports and other activities that may ultimately affect legislation or client interests.
We can provide valuable assistance to our clients in developing and presenting effective testimony.
Regulations have the same effect as law. We provide services tailored to our clients' objectives of new requirements that may affect them. Members of our Government Relations Practice are in regular contact with federal and state agencies, and we maintain contact with major statewide associations and trade groups that represent broader constituencies potentially affected by current or proposed regulations.
We plan and implement programs for client participation, including strategic planning, policy development, monitoring, and communications with government officials. We can help you with coalition building, developing legislative or political presentations to targeted audiences, and coordinating grassroots and media components of an effective government relations effort.
Individuals and organizations rarely stand alone before the Legislature or a regulatory agency. Individuals, businesses and organizations often have common interests that will provide a basis to work legislation effectively. Cooperation can significantly improve and strengthen the position being advocated on behalf of any individual or association.
Coalition building is a key aspect of effective government relations. Many groups lack the staff, time or money to thoroughly participate in every legislative initiative or action on its own. We provide the professional and technical resources to help you develop these relationships, build the necessary coalitions, and advocate with greater numbers to enhance the likelihood of a successful outcome.
Effective management is essential for the success of non-profit organizations, yet many non-profit organizations lack adequate resources to hire a full-time professional staff. There is an obvious need for a cost-effective approach to the daily operation and management of non-profit organizations. We provide comprehensive and professional guidance that will make a real difference for small or mid-size non-profits, including business groups, professional affiliations, chambers of commerce, and trade associations.
- Non-profit laws and regulations
- Bylaws and overall organization
- Staff and volunteer development
- Employee compensation and benefits
- Board facilitation and retreats
- Budgeting and fundraising
- Public relations planning
- Program services
- Grassroots lobbying and political action committees
- Member development
- Customer service and marketing
- Research activities and survey development and analysis
As registered lobbyists, McLane has represented numerous corporations, chambers of commerce and trade associations before the New Hampshire Legislature, the Executive Branch, and regulatory agencies. Our clients receive highly personalized, issue-based counseling, project management and information services from experienced legislative and regulatory affairs professionals.
Clients have included large and small firms, governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Below is a representative list of the clients represented in previous legislative sessions:
- Waste Management
- Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company
- American Cancer Society – New Hampshire
- New Hampshire Interior Design Coalition
- Pinkerton Academy
- AES Granite Ridge
- AES New Energy
- Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc.
- Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.
- Association of Competitive Technology
- Anheuser Busch
- Monsieur Henri Wines
- Wheelabrator Environmental Systems
- New Hampshire Natural Resource Scientists
- New Hampshire Professional Geologists
- New Hampshire Psychological Association
- Town of Ashland, Municipal Electric Department
- New Hampshire Municipal Association, HealthTrust, LLC
- Hobo Corporation (Railroad)
- Synagro Technologies, Inc.
- New Hampshire Association of Exclusive Buyer Brokers
- International Insurance Co. (The RiverStone Group)
- Public Water Suppliers
- Upland Farm, Inc.