Calfee Strategic Solutions (CSS) is a government relations and public affairs firm that works closely with clients to help them achieve their business objectives through strong relationships with key decision makers in Ohio and Kentucky.
CSS’s experienced team provides comprehensive government relations and public affairs counsel to strategically shape public opinion as well as educate and influence legislative and executive branches at the local, state and federal level. Our professionals evaluate the impact of public policy decisions on client businesses and develop targeted strategies to favorably influence public policy. By cultivating key relationships in the business, government and legal communities, we help create the information-sharing network vital to succeeding in today’s fast-paced environment. Our team is proud of a solid record of achievement in all areas of direct lobbying, strategic counsel, coalition building, and grass-roots organization and development. We work hands-on in the halls, with committees, and with the media - both traditional and social.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, we can call upon the expertise of Calfee’s Government Relations attorneys and lobbyists as well as drawing from the legal expertise of the 160-plus attorneys in Calfee’s Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati offices. We have backgrounds in government, broadcasting, corporate communications, public-private partnerships and public affairs. CSS is uniquely suited to counsel you where your issue intersects with public affairs, government relations and the law.
We counsel our clients regarding:
Strategic Public Affairs
Our team works to educate political officials, disseminate key messages via media outlets and lead grass-roots initiatives to start or change the conversation.
We can develop and refine messages for key audiences, handle overall media relations, provide executive speech-writing services and serve as a trusted resource for advice and assistance on all external communications – print, broadcast and/or digital.
Our team gains voter and legislative support for ballot initiatives. We distribute key issue messages to the media, handle news conferences and build coalitions. All of these efforts are aimed at not only moving our clients’ interests to the forefront of public discussion, but rallying support behind the issue.
Reputation Management/Crisis Communications
A crisis can damage the reputation your company has spent years establishing. Our team will create key messages and assist with the communication of these messages to mitigate the damage done to your company’s image, in the short term and in the future. Proactively, we can help you develop a comprehensive crisis communication plan as well as conduct crisis drills for your team so that an effective and timely process is in place before it’s needed.
We work to get your company and issues in front of the right elected officials. We monitor legislation as it is written and look for opportunities to include language that furthers your company’s goals. We also lead legislative initiatives and lobby on behalf of our clients’ business interests. We start grass-roots campaigns and build coalitions.
Establishing and Administering Political Action Committees
We assist clients in creating, expanding and leveraging the potential of their PACs, while closely monitoring compliance issues. Calfee also has its own PAC from which we strategically contribute in support of various elected officials.
Procurement of Government Contracts
Doing business with the government comes with unique protocols, procedures and rules. We work to put our clients’ companies and issues in front of the right influencers. We also counsel clients regarding required procedures and reporting and we can assist in drafting contracts that put the company in the best position to be selected.
Disclaimer: Calfee Strategic Solutions, LLC is not a law firm and is not authorized to engage in the practice of law. Accordingly, its advice should not be regarded as legal advice, and its services should not be considered the practice of law.
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