Serving The Government And Public Sector
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, is one of the most renowned firms in the state of New Jersey in the area of government and municipal law. Whether a client is a municipality or a state or federal agency, DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, attorneys can provide an unmatched degree of expertise and insight into the most critical legal issues governmental entities face.
In fact, it is not infrequent for a DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, attorney to have helped draft a statute or a regulation upon which they are advising clients. Our practice is devoted to providing strategic New Jersey government advocacy for a wide spectrum of clients.
We Have Intimate Experience In Government Affairs
Our government-related regulatory and lobbying practice arises from a combination of long-standing relationships and firsthand knowledge. Not only do we have relationships throughout the New Jersey government, but we also have a deep understanding of the customs, processes and rules by which the government operates. We know what works – and what doesn’t.
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, has among its attorneys numerous former high-level government officials. M. Robert DeCotiis and Michael R. DeCotiis have served as Chief Counsel to Governors of New Jersey. The firm’s roster also includes a former special U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (Alfred C. DeCotiis), a former County Executive (William P. Schuber) and numerous other attorneys who have previously served in senior positions in state and local governments. For example, one of our partners, William Harla, worked in two Governors’ Offices and oversaw regulatory matters for the Attorney General.
Members of our team utilize their deep knowledge of the workings of government when advocating on behalf of clients in cases involving:
- Infrastructure and related issues
- Construction projects and redevelopment
- Public finance law
- Utilities and energy
- Public-private partnerships (P3s)
- Legislative matters
Our goal is to ensure that our clients’ positions are clearly and persuasively represented to the right government body, in the right way, to help advance important strategic objectives. Our wealth of experience gives us unique know-how in representing and advancing the interests of our clients in legislative and administrative arenas.
Knowledgeable Across All Areas Of Policy And Administration
We have assisted many governmental clients and private entities on issues before the state Legislature. This work includes strategic planning, messaging and communications, and advocacy.
Our attorneys possess substantial experience in addressing regulatory issues before a wide range of state departments, including:
- Law and Public Safety and its professional boards
- Environmental Protection
- Insurance and Banking
- Community Affairs
We have sought and achieved legislative, rulemaking, regulatory and permitting changes and informal agency actions on behalf of many clients, from large corporations to charitable organizations to public interest groups. Our attorneys have helped author numerous significant New Jersey acts and statutes. It is not uncommon for us to help clients navigate a statute we had a hand in drafting, such as the legislation merging the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.
Lobbying and government relations have evolved in recent years into very specialized practices, requiring hands-on experience and detailed knowledge of governmental structures and processes. Our attorneys are accustomed to working with and are well recognized by government agencies at all levels – municipal, county, state and federal. Furthermore, we continuously work to strengthen and expand those relationships, as well as staying up to date on both current and potential legislation and rulings that could affect our clients’ interests.
Partner With Reliable, Practiced Attorneys
Our expertise has made the complex, often-arduous process of interacting with public bodies a simpler and more successful experience for our clients. To discuss your legal needs, call 201-928-1100 or send an online message to our firm.
Practicing Government and Regulatory Affairs Attorneys
Frank J. Borin
Joseph M. DeCotiis
Joseph M. DeCotiis III
Arlene Q. Perez
Judy A. Verrone
Jonathan L. Williams