Bob Levy’s lobbying firm takes in $440K in Q2 compensation

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Robert Levy & Associates is one of South Florida’s leading lobbying and advocacy firms specializing in healthcare, debt collection and nursing.

The Miami-based firm’s four-person lobbying team — founder Bob Levy, Jose Diaz, Jean Carlo Canabal and Erica Chanti — and 11 legislative and 14 executive clients brought in nearly $440K for the second quarter of 2014, mostly with a mix of healthcare, debt collection, process servers and municipal interests.

Compensation for the second-quarter includes $289,976 from 11 legislative clients and $149,989 from 14 executive clients for a total $439,965, a substantial jump from just under $380K for the same period last year.

Levy’s year–to-date 2014 total now stands at $879,927.

Not-for-profit health care organization Baptist Health South Florida, based in Miami, is Levy & Associate’s largest client for both legislative and executive advocacy, with up to $39,999 for each. At the $19,999 level for both branches is University Area Community Development Corporation. Debt collection services law firm Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, based in Austin, Texas, also provided levy with up to $19,999 for legislative advocacy.

Municipalities such as City of Doral, City of Homestead and City of Miami Beach, as well as Community Advocacy Network and the Florida Association of Motorist Service Providers, Inc. each gave up to $9,999 for legislative and executive lobbying.

Solo legislative clients at the $9,999 level are the Association of Government Supervisors, and the Florida Epilepsy Alliance.

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