Practice Overview

The Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P State Government Relations team is second to none. We have a strong record as success­ful advocates because we have developed a model to draw on our entire team to meet clients’ needs. We listen to our clients and understand that in many cases what works for a client in Minnesota may not be the best approach in other states in which our clients do business.  We work at the state level to develop strategic plans to best serve clients’ lobbying and communications objectives.  In Minnesota, LGN has one of the largest bipartisan government relations teams that bring strong, long-term, per­sonal connections with lawmakers, the executive branch, and agency staff in Minnesota.

LGN executes a multifaceted approach to representing our clients’ needs, including grassroots organization, association/coalition management, and public relations as integral parts of a successful legislative strategy. Working together, LGN attorneys, lobbyists, organizers, and communicators represent and engage our clients in the legislative process. We also are uniquely positioned to pro­vide comprehensive services to governmental entities as well as trade associations and coalitions made up of such entities.

 The State Government Relations team at Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. understands that policies and funding priorities legislated at the Congressional level, often leave the implementation to localities such as counties, cities, townships, and school districts.

With our knowledge of the challenges that local units of government face, the team at LGN works with clients and elected officials, in tandem, to help navigate the legislative process related to funding for capital investment projects, land use, tax & economic development, health care, workforce training, and transportation.

The LGN State Government Relations team has secured numerous legislative and regulatory victories for its clients at the Minnesota State Capitol.

In our representation of local units of government, LGN has successfully delivered more than 100 million dollars of state bonding for infrastructure projects.