COLUMBUS, Ohio – Shumaker Advisors, LLC, a public affairs group that provides advocacy, issue management and business-to-government and business-to-business services to clients, is expanding its services to Florida.
The expansion to the Florida market further bolsters the growing lobbying group. Shumaker Advisors in Columbus, Ohio was formed in 2013 by the full-service business law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. Shumaker Advisors Florida is an addition to the established public affairs practice.
The Ohio group, led by Andrew Herf, president Shumaker Advisors Ohio, provides public and private sector clients with services at the federal, state and local levels.
As part of this initiative, nine advisors now consult for Shumaker Advisors, with five based in Ohio, including Herf, Phillip Craig, Molly Hunter and Lynn Wachtmann, and four additions in Florida.
Florida’s team is headed up Shumaker partner and business lawyer Ronald Christaldi along with Patrick Baskette, Ed Miyagishima and Carlye Morgan.
“We were excited to see Shumaker Advisors expand into Florida with the addition of our first-rate team of professionals, said Wagoner, a partner in Shumaker’s Toledo office and a former Ohio State Senator. “The business and political connections between Ohio and Florida are well known, and having a multi-state government relations practice enables us to provide broader services to our clients. With a team of more than eight professionals, with five of those in Ohio, we can provide the governmental relations depth that our clients like to know is available.”
Shumaker Advisors works closely with clients various industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, retirement planning, agriculture, environment and general public policy, to provide a bridge to government, government agencies and legislators that shape the future of business in these highly regulated markets.
“Collaboration with government, government agencies and legislators is an essential part of any entity’s growth and stability,” said Herf. “Shumaker Advisors recognizes the importance of this strategic insight in all phases of our client’s success. We are involved in understanding the needs of our clients and the inner workings of federal, state and local government is a strategic advantage to our clients as they compete for market share, expansion and profitability in today’s ever changing political landscape.”
About Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 260 lawyers and five offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Fla.; and Charlotte, N.C. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.
Shumaker Advisors, LLC works closely with clients to provide a bridge to government, government agencies and legislators that shape the future of business in these highly regulated markets.