Robinson Bradshaw's Government Relations team partners with clients encountering statutory or regulatory issues on city, county, regional and state levels. We leverage our bipartisan relationships with officials and influencers to address and solve problems related to legislative, executive and regulatory affairs.
Our clients can expect tailored, strategic plans to meet their business needs, and this constituent service is an extension of that commitment. The government relations team is led by Director of Public Affairs Bob Morgan, who brings to bear his extensive network and decades of experience as former CEO of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. Other team members have served in various leadership positions in city and state governments and civic organizations, including as mayor of Charlotte.
Our services include:
- Assisting with major land rezonings.
- Making introductions to key government officials and business leaders in the Charlotte region.
- Leading discussions with government officials regarding economic development trends, Opportunity Zones, budget issues, legislative updates and more.
- Guiding clients facing legislative, regulatory and public policy challenges, and strategizing solutions.
- Assisting companies with interest in relocating or expanding operations in the Carolinas.
Advise clients who are public bodies on open meetings and public records requirements.
Advise clients who are private parties contracting with public bodies, or who are subject to public regulation, regarding public records requirements and methods to protect against unwanted disclosure of records that may be public records.
Represent the city of Charlotte’s Citizens Review Board for over 20 years in addressing allegations of police misconduct, involving regular interaction with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, city council and other city agencies.
Represented finance company in negotiations with the State Banking Commission over allegations of malfeasance by an employee. The matter was resolved without any administrative order or civil penalty being imposed.
Represent tax-exempt entities, nonprofit organizations and health care systems before the Internal Revenue Service, state attorneys general and secretaries of state in various business combinations and reorganizations, including formation, asset acquisitions and transfers, mergers, reclassifications, modifications of restricted assets, divestitures and dissolutions.
Serve as outside counsel to state institutions of higher education regarding regulatory compliance, governance, risk management, internal and government investigations, employment counseling, and general corporate and transactional services.
Represented clients in the negotiation of various types of agreements with city, county and state governments, including land zonings and rezonings, incentive grant agreements and public-private partnership-related agreements.