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Metz Husband & Daughton rakes in $1.5 million in Q2 lobbying fees

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The law firm of Metz Husband & Daughton was born in Tallahassee, and there it thrived last quarter, collecting an estimated $1.5 million in lobbying fees, according to recently filed compensation reports. Looking at the firm’s report for the second quarter of 2015, which ran from April 1 and June 30, it’s not hard to see which of their 98 lobbying contracts was the most lucrative — Collier Resources‘ $100,000 legislative lobbying contract jumps off the page. The Naples-based energy…

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Smith Bryan & Myers collects nearly $1 million in Q2 lobbying fees

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The up and coming firm Smith Bryan & Myers had itself a healthy second quarter this year, a legislative year so far defined by lawmakers — and lobbyists — spending a lot more time in Tallahassee than anyone thought was likely when 2015 began. According to estimates based on recently submitted compensation reports, SBM took home around $970,000 during the last reporting period, which ran from April 1 to June 30, $490,000 of that from 50 executive branch contracts and $475,000 from…

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Rutledge Ecenia pulls down more than $550K in second-quarter lobbying fees

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Tallahassee-founded law firm Rutledge Ecenia had a productive second quarter of 2015. According to estimates based on recently submitted compensation reports, the firm took in around $555,000 between April 1 and June 30. That sum broke down to $295,000 from 33 executive branch lobbying clients and $260,000 from 34 legislative clients. HCA Healthcare — once run by Gov. Rick Scott, speaking of executives — brought in the largest amount of compensation during Q2, paying the firm between $30,000-$39,999 for statehouse advocacy and…

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GrayRobinson hauls in $1.3 million in second-quarter lobbying fees

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The Tallahassee lobbying practice of Florida law firm GrayRobinson took in an estimated $1.3 million last quarter, according to recently submitted compensation reports. The firm’s lobby practice was balanced during Q2, drawing $790,000 from 106 legislative lobbying clients and $525,000 from 106 executive branch clients, led by insurance carriers Meadowbrook, who accounted for between $40,000-$49,999 for legislative work and $10,000-$19,999 for regulatory lobbying. The highest-paying executive clients among the firm’s stacked roster were Non-Profit Insurance Services and Scientific Games International, which…

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Greenberg Traurig collects $1.3 million in second-quarter lobbying fees

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The Miami-founded international law firm Greenberg Traurig made its presence felt in Tallahassee last quarter, to judge by its earnings: The firm took in some $1.3 million in lobbying fees, according to recently filed compensation reports. That figure broke down into some $1,039,000 from 108 legislative lobbying clients and $245,000 from 102 executive branch clients. Among the highest-paying of Greenberg’s clients was Seminole Tribe of Florida, which was responsible for an estimated $90,000 in invoices between April 1 and June 30, as was Heritage…

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Corcoran & Johnston hauls in $1.3 million in Q2 lobbying fees

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Corcoran & Johnston collected an estimated $1.3 million during the second quarter of 2015, according to recently submitted compensation reports. The firm’s largest invoices came from Sharon Robinson, who is a guardian and personal representative seeking relief from the state of Florida. Robinson easily broke six figures in paying $84,000 for legislative lobbying efforts and between $30,000 -$39,999 for executive branch lobbying. The iconic Fontainebleu Florida Hotel in Miami also paid a pretty penny for representation in Tallahassee last quarter — its total fees ran to…

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Jones Walker pulls down $260K in Q2 lobbying fees

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New Orleans-based law firm Jones Walker is continuing its push into the Tallahassee influence industry, racking up an estimated $260,000 in second-quarter consulting fees, according to recently submitted compensation reports. Lobbyists Marc Dunbar, Emily Buckley, Chris Moya and Daniel Russell held down the fort during Q2, managing a client list that was heavy on vice industries. The Seminole Tribe of Florida accounted for the single-biggest invoices between April 1 and June 30, spending some $50,000 for JW’s influence services both legislative and executive.…

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