Fortune 500 companies help earn Metz Husband & Daughton nearly $1.4M in Q1

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Metz Husband & Daughton diverse client roster runs from Fortune 500 companies such as Disney and Siemens to regional healthcare organizations and the Florida Bar.

The eight-person lobbyist team at one of Florida’s leading full-service law firms brought in a total reported revenue of almost $1.4 million in the first quarter of 2014.

MHD’s stable of experienced government and business heavyweights include lead partners Steve Metz, Warren Husband and Jim Daughton as well as Greg Black, Patricia Greene, Aimee Diaz Lyon, Andy Palmer, and Herb Sheheane, a former longtime AT&T executive.

In Q1 of 2014, Metz,  with a client list of 45 legislative and 45 executive principals, filed estimated maximum earnings of $919,955 in legislative fees, $459,956 for executive advocacy — bringing its total to as much as $1,379,911.

Metz Husband’s largest Q1 2014 client was the Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC, with a maximum legislative advocacy fee of $49,999, followed by The Florida Bar and the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Inc., which each ponied up to $39,999.

A diverse range of Florida industries comprises the maximum $29,999 range for legislative services:

  • Check cashing and tax preparation service company Amscot Financial, Inc
  • Healthcare services firm Centene (dba Sunshine Health)
  • Florida Associated General Contractors Council
  • Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc.
  • Health Management Associates, Inc
  • Healthcare technology company Siemens Corporation
  • Entertainment and theme park giant Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, U.S.

Metz Husband & Daughton’s leading executive clients were Health Management Associates, Inc. and healthcare data, analytics and advisory services firm Truven Health Analytics, which paid up to $19,999 each in Q1 for executive representation.

The clientele mix of healthcare, business and entertainment interests ensured the Metz Husband team would remain busy during the 2014 legislative session. Between issues such as Disney’s push to halt the expansion of gambling, and the drive to establish a foothold in Florida for innovations like telemedicine and medical tourism, the firm unquestionably had a full agenda during the annual 60-day session.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.