Barney Bishop, Claudia Davant, Tanya Jackson, Robert Beck & Dave Ericks form new lobbying firm, Adams St. Advocates

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Adams St. Advocates LLC, a new governmental affairs firm, melding the best of Florida’s political tenure and the noted history of the Capital City’s main street, announces its grand opening and highlights its partners and rich political footprint.

Five of Florida’s top lobbyists have come together to create a full service firm with offices in Tallahassee and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., bringing services to a wide array of clients, years of experience and multiple areas of expertise. Adams St. Advocates will provide a myriad of governmental affairs and procurement services in multiple practice areas, including, but not limited to, state and local government relations, appropriations and budgetary issues, issue management and advocacy, information technology consulting, procurement strategy and execution, and business development consulting.

“Our principle mission is to help businesses do business with government,” said Claudia Davant, managing partner of Adam St. Advocates.  “Our team was strategically designed to provide a collaborative network with complementary strengths.  Each member of our leadership team has optimal experience and brings a unique perspective to the table – all to the betterment of our clients.  This, combined with our passion, produces winning results for our clients and their issues.”

Adams St. Advocates partners include Robert S. Beck, Claudia Davant, Tanya C. Jackson, Barney T. Bishop III, and David Ericks.  In addition, Jim R. Henry will serve as government affairs director, Candice Ericks will serve as vice president of government affairs and will lead the South Florida practice, and Marty Cassini will serve as the firm’s general counsel. Full biographical information can be viewed at

Adams St. Advocates’ headquarters office is located at 205 South Adams Street in Tallahassee, Fla., with an additional office located at 307 W. Park Avenue, Suite 101, in Tallahassee, Fla.  Adam St. Advocate’s South Florida practice is located at 1815 Cordova Road, Suite 203, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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