Pre-Session Legislative Update
Preti Flaherty's Legislative Attorneys Practicing in Maine
Preti's Government Affairs Practice Group includes the Maine Legislative Team – the largest government relations team in the state which includes many of the most successful Maine lobbyists. Originally founded by former state senator Severin Beliveau, Preti's Maine Legislative Team at the State House in Augusta has been representing a diverse array of clients since 1971.
Our attorneys combine decades of lobbying experience with expertise in many subject matter areas, such as health care, energy, construction, insurance and environmental matters. We maximize the long-standing relationships between our team and members of both the executive and legislative branch to benefit our clients by achieving their goals in Augusta.
Preti Flaherty attorneys are well-known figures before the Maine Legislature and regularly appear before virtually every legislative committee, including:
- Appropriations and Financial Affairs
- Energy, Utilities and Technology
- Environment and Natural Resources
- Health and Human Services
- Insurance and Financial Services
- Labor, Commerce, Research & Economic Development
The Preti Maine Legislative Team is one of only a few groups operating in the State House that has the manpower and experience to fully lobby all 186 legislators during important floor fights.
Our team also has an accomplished record of executive branch lobbying. Preti attorneys are closely connected with political leaders and long-time agency officials across all areas of state government. We work with members of the administration to help them understand our clients' needs and shape their understanding of our positions as we go through the legislative process.
We frequently work closely with the Governor's Office and other members of his administration at many state agencies, including:
- The Department of Health and Human Services
- The Bureau of Insurance
- The Department of Environmental Protection
- The Office of Energy Independence and Security
When seeking a specific legislative change or an agency action for our clients, we craft a comprehensive approach across all three branches of government and leverage the relationships that we have developed over decades of Maine legislative work.