Government Relations

Governmental Relations/Legislative Advocacy

Primary Contact: Steve Joiner

Rose Law Firm attorneys are well versed in the federal, state, and local legislative processes. We advise clients on matters before the United States Congress, federal agencies, the Arkansas General Assembly, County Quorum Courts, City Councils, and various boards and commissions. We can assist with the entire spectrum of government affairs from developing government relations strategies to establishing relationships with Congress, federal agencies, the Arkansas General Assembly and local governing bodies. We use our knowledge of the bodies’ internal processes to advance clients’ interests and to monitor Congressional, federal agency, state and local action. Additionally, we respond on our clients’ behalf through official comments in federal and state rulemaking proceedings.

We provide our clients with the research, drafting, and lobbying resources necessary to achieve their legislative goals. If the situation calls for a multi-disciplinary approach, we help clients build a team of public relations and technical professionals to tackle the project. In addition, we make sure that a client and their representatives are in compliance with all applicable lobbyist, ethics, and public disclosure laws and regulations.

Legislative efforts include:

Business incentives

Insurance regulation


Utility regulation

Trust administration

Tax credits

Economic development

Probate law

Sales and use tax matters

Drafting federal banking statute amendment providing for a federal override of state usury limits

Statutory exemption from redundant state pipeline safety regulations

We assist clients with:

Federal, state and local government contracting

Rights and obligations as government contractors

Freedom of Information Act issues

Negotiating and litigating federal, state and local incentives for new and existing Arkansas business

Drafting official comments in federal and state rulemaking proceedings

Monitoring congressional and federal hearings and actions

Strategic planning to identify company Board priorities and outline needed Congressional and federal agency actions

Develop strategic plans for state and federal legislation identification, participation and movement through the legislative process

State and Federal Administrative Proceedings

We have extensive experience representing clients in administrative and regulatory proceedings.  Please see the separate section on regulatory and administrative law for more information.