Stevens & Lee's lawyers and non-lawyer lobbyists have vast experience representing national, regional and local businesses doing business in Pennsylvania. Institutions of higher education, pharmaceutical manufacturers, public utilities, insurance companies, communications corporations, even zoos have called on Stevens & Lee's team on the hill in Harrisburg to aid in the development and implementation of strategies to resolve complex legislative and regulatory problems.
Stevens & Lee initiated over 30 pieces of legislation introduced in the state capitol and monitored thousands on behalf of our clients. We helped bring about legislation that now permits property and casualty insurance companies to convert from mutual to stock form and access the capital markets, legislation allowing Pennsylvania's third-class counties to impose a tax on hotel room occupancy to provide revenues to build sports complexes and civic centers, and legislation that permitted Pennsylvania's accredited zoos to benefit from the sale of vanity license plates. It's through our unique focus on our clients' needs and our understanding of the industries they serve that we are often able to develop innovative ways for our clients to benefit from new laws and changing legislation in Pennsylvania.
Our regulatory and administrative agency practice regularly represents clients before the Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC), the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Board of Claims and other regulatory agencies. We serve as general counsel to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), a national leader in providing affordable access to higher education for Pennsylvania's students.
We take practical, hands-on experience to the hill on your behalf. Our Government Affairs practice is headed by a former general counsel to a constitutional officer of state government. Of our government affairs specialists, one is the former executive director of the Appropriations Committee in both the House and the Senate and has over 25 years of experience in Harrisburg, and the others each have over 10 years of lobbying experience. Among our regulatory attorneys is an attorney formerly with the Public Utility Commission.
For more information, e-mail James M. White or call him at 717-238-5866.
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