Garson | Claxton LLC
Attorneys At Law
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 650
Bethesda, MD 20814
P 301.280.2700
F 301.280.2707

Government Relations


The three critical components of a successful government relations practice are knowledge, experience and access.  Garson Claxton’s Government Relations Group possesses all three:  practical know-how, extensive government experience, and relationships with key decision-makers in the executive branch and the legislative bodies of Maryland’s State and local governments.
 
Our Government Relations Group has earned a reputation for successful advocacy, a comprehensive knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes, and a keen understanding of both the political and legal systems. 
 
We represent a diverse clientele from small businesses to large corporations.  We provide our clients not only with lobbying expertise, but also with strategic counsel in dealing with the executive and legislative branches of state and local government.  We work as part of a comprehensive team effort to help clients in their dealings with government.
 
At Garson Claxton, we also understand that a critical element of an effective government relations strategy is productive communication with the media, opinion leaders and the community.  We work closely with our clients to develop critical message points and strategies, closely coordinating all aspects of our representation.
 
Our communications team has expertise in handling the media issues that surround legal and political matters, including rapid response to unfolding events and, when the need arises, crisis communications. With our media expertise, we can even design your crisis communications plan before the unexpected happens and provide training in crisis communications for your response team members.
 
Our Government Relations Group offers the following services:
  • State and Local Government Relations
  • Legislative and Regulatory Representation
  • Business Interaction with Government
  • Legislative and Executive Lobbying
  • Strategic Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Community Relations
  • Crisis Management