Keeping up-to-date on public policy in today's fast-paced, complex political environment can create a significant strategic advantage to the well-positioned business or association. Businesses that do not engage policymakers often do so at their peril. Pierce Atwood's highly seasoned Government Relations lawyers are poised to help successfully monitor, navigate, and influence public policies that could impact business success. Advocacy, relationships, access to top quality legal expertise, and a command of the political process are the hallmarks of Pierce Atwood's Government Relations & Lobbying team.
Hard-fought legislative victories often do not ensure success as statutory law regularly has to be implemented through rulemaking by the myriad agencies in Augusta. The Governmental Relations team follows through on policy changes by working with agency staff during rulemaking and implementation of statutory reforms. Additionally, this team has the expertise, supplemented with Pierce Atwood's stable of expert attorneys, to work with and appear before agencies in the context of regulatory permitting and licensing, enforcement and adjudication. Relationships with key agency staff allow us to both know an agency's agenda and shape the implementation and enforcement of Maine law by our agencies.