Government Relations & Lobbying

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  • Dean Cannon
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    dean.cannon@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Executive Vice President
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    A fifth-generation Floridian, Dean Cannon began his career as a lawyer in Orlando, practicing state and local government law since 1995. From the Panhandle to the Keys, he has represented sophisticated clients before local, regional and state government entities. He has also represented cities and counties and quasi-governmental authorities, as Read More >

  • Christopher L. Carmody, Jr.
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    Orlando
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    Chris earned his certification as a Designated Professional Lobbyist from the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists and is an attorney admitted to practice in all Florida state courts. He has substantial experience handling government relations matters, including representation before the Florida legislative and executive branches, purchasing and procurement appeals, and professional Read More >

  • Larry Cretul*
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    larry.cretul@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Senior Government Affairs Consultant
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    Larry began his career in public service in 1994 when he was elected to the Marion County Commission, where he served for eight years, including two years as Chairman. In 2002, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives and was selected by his peers in 2009 to serve Read More >

  • Christopher T. Dawson
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    chris.dawson@gray-robinson.com
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    Orlando
    Senior Associate
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    Chris is an attorney and professional lobbyist in the firm’s Orlando office licensed to practice law in both Florida and Alabama. He primarily focuses on lobbying and government relations for public and private sector clients at the executive and legislative levels of state government, as well as before political subdivisions Read More >

  • Katherin Flury*
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    katie.flury@gray-robinson.com
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    Orlando
    Government Consultant
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    Katie is a government consultant in GrayRobinson’s Orlando office. She focuses her practice on government relations matters involving the Florida Legislature, the Governor and Cabinet and state agencies. Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Katie served as a political consultant to many key members in leadership in the Florida House of Representatives. * Denotes Read More >

  • Rheb Harbison*
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    rheb.harbison@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Senior Government Affairs Consultant
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    Rheb’s career comprises over 33 years of senior level public affairs experience. During this time he worked alongside three Chief Justices of the Florida Supreme Court, developing legislative and communications policy for the Court, and worked with former Florida Governor Bob Martinez. Rheb has a broad range of experience in public Read More >

  • John J. Harris*
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    john.harris@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Government Consultant
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    John’s foundation of knowledge in alcohol beverage and tobacco regulations; government processes; government decision makers; alcohol beverage dealer training; and liquor and business licensing were developed during his 28-year government career. Serving under six governors, his entire government career was with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, (“ABT”), Read More >

  • J. Michael Huey
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    mike.huey@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Of Counsel
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    Mike is a shareholder of GrayRobinson whose experience spans many practice areas, including commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation, governmental consulting, administrative law, petroleum, health care, and sales and use taxes. He has represented clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the Florida Supreme Court. He is experienced in Read More >

  • D. Ty Jackson
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    Tallahassee
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    Ty focuses his practice on administrative and regulatory law, including litigation arising in those areas. He represents healthcare entities and individuals, including physicians, hospitals, special hospital districts, health plans, blood banks, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, repackagers or distributors, third party administrators, governmental entities, vendors, and Read More >

  • George T. Levesque
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    Tallahassee
    Shareholder
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    George is a Shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Tallahassee office. He focuses his practice on civil litigation, appellate and government matters. George began his career working in private practice focusing primarily on civil litigation defense. He then served as Special Counsel and policy advisor to the Florida Speaker of the House, representing that Read More >

  • Jessica F. Love*
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    jessica.love@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Government Consultant
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    Jessica is a government consultant in GrayRobinson's Tallahassee office, where she has worked for more than a decade. During her career, she has accumulated over 15 years of experience in government relations matters involving the Florida Legislature, the Governor and Cabinet, and state agencies. Jessica began her career in government Read More >

  • Kim McDougal*
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    kim.mcdougal@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Senior Government Affairs Consultant
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    Kim is a senior government affairs consultant in GrayRobinson’s Tallahassee office. She lobbies across a wide range of policy areas on behalf of public and private clients. Kim brings almost three decades of education policy knowledge and experience to the firm's lobbying practice, having served in multiple leadership roles at Read More >

  • Kirk Pepper*
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    kirk.pepper@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Senior Government Affairs Consultant
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    Kirk’s political career covers a spectrum that is unmatched by most professionals. Over the last decade-plus, he has worked to elect candidates and support elected officials in seven states throughout the Southeast, spending the last eleven years in Florida. Kirk has worked to elect officials ranging from City Council and Mayor Read More >

  • Marlene Quintana, B.C.S.
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    marlene.quintana@gray-robinson.com
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    Miami
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    Marlene Quintana is board certified in Labor & Employment Law by The Florida Bar and represents private and public sector employers in both labor and employment law matters. Marlene has litigated and advised clients in federal civil rights issues (e.g., Title VII, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Read More >

  • Gary I. Resnick
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    gary.resnick@gray-robinson.com
    P  954-761-8111
     
    Fort Lauderdale
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    Gary was born in Newark, New Jersey. After receiving his bachelor's from Bucknell University, Gary attended Rutgers University School of Law, where he received his juris doctor with honors and was editor of Rutgers Law Journal.  Prior to joining the firm, Gary was the director of law and public policy for Read More >

  • Joseph R. Salzverg
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    joseph.salzverg@gray-robinson.com
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    Miami
    Associate/Government Consultant
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    Joseph has several years of experience in Florida’s political and public policy arenas. He has served as a Campaign Manager and Political Consultant to several members of the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation during the past several election cycles. While in law school, Joseph was a member of the 2013-2014 Legislative Intern Program Read More >

  • Burt L. Saunders
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    burt.saunders@gray-robinson.com
    P  239-598-3601
     
    Naples
    Of Counsel
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    Burt, of counsel, practices in the areas of local and state government and health care law. Burt served as Florida state senator for District 37 from 1998 to 2008, where he represented Collier and Lee counties. Prior to serving in the state senate, he served in the Florida House of Read More >

  • Christopher M. Spencer*
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    chris.spencer@gray-robinson.com
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    Tampa
    Government Consultant
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    Chris is a government consultant in GrayRobinson’s Tampa office. He focuses his practice on government relations matters and lobbies on a wide range of policy and appropriations issues. Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Chris managed successful campaigns for multiple legislators, including Senator Jeff Brandes and Senator Dana Young. He also served as Read More >

  • Todd C. Steibly*
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    todd.steibly@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Government Consultant
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    Todd has nearly 20 years of extensive experience in the legislative and executive branches of Florida government. Todd joined GrayRobinson in 2007, and represents a variety of interests in front of the legislature and state agencies, ranging from international companies to special taxing districts and professional trade associations. Before joining Read More >

  • Robert F. Stuart Jr.*
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    robert.stuart@gray-robinson.com
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    Orlando
    Senior Government Affairs Consultant
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    Robert began his career as a legislative aide to the Florida House of Representatives for a district that represents much of Orlando and Orange County. This "inside" experience in the halls of our state Capitol give him a deep understanding of and a unique perspective on the inner workings of Read More >

  • Jason L. Unger
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    jason.unger@gray-robinson.com
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    Tallahassee
    Tallahassee Managing Director
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    Jason concentrates his practice in the areas of governmental affairs and administrative law matters, and regularly works with the executive branch agencies and the Legislature on behalf of his clients. Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Jason served as Special Counsel to the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. While at GrayRobinson, Read More >

  • Charles T. Wells
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    charles.wells@gray-robinson.com
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    Orlando
    Of Counsel
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    Charley is a member of the firm's Appellate and Litigation practice groups. He serves as an expert witness in cases involving claims of legal malpractice and claims alleging insurer's bad faith. He is a registered legislative lobbyist in issues of tort and insurance reform. Immediately prior to joining GrayRobinson, Charley served for more Read More >

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