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Boutique lobbying firms report healthy Q2 earnings

Boutique firms did big business in the second quarter of 2016.

Smaller firms posted strong earnings during the three-month reporting period. Firms are required to file compensation reports each quarter, and the most recent reports were due Aug. 14. The reports typically include compensation ranges.

Adams St. Advocates reported earning at least $100,000 for legislative services during the three-month period; while Liberty Partners of Tallahassee reported earning less than $100,000 during the same time period. Meanwhile, Anfield Consulting and The Mayernick Group reported earning at least $250,000 in the second quarter.

The second quarter of 2016 marked healthy quarter for Adams St. Advocates.

Records show the Tallahassee-based firm reported earning between $100,000 and $249,999 from April 1 to June 30. That range is similar to what it reported during the first quarter of the year.

Along with Robert Beck, the lobbying team is made up of Bryan Cherry, Claudia Davant, Tanya Jackson, and Rebecca Roman.

Top clients during the three-month period included Harris Corporation, which paid between $20,000 and $29,999 for legislative services. In March, state lawmakers agreed to spend $7 million to buy new police radios from its current supplier, Harris Corp.

Other clients included Veritas Technologies and the Florida Pharmacy Association, which paid between $10,000 and $19,999 for legislative services; and the Florida Association of Area Agencies of Aging, the Florida Technology Council, and Intuit, Inc., which paid between $1 and $9,999 for legislative services.

Mark the second quarter down as another solid quarter for Anfield Consulting.

The Tallahassee-based firm reported earninga between $250,000 and $499,999 in the second quarter of 2016.

Along with Albert Balido, the lobbying team is made of Frank Bernandino and Edgar Fernandez.

Top clients during the three-month period included Florida Crystals Corp., Thriller Tours, and WaterSmart Software, all of which paid between $20,000 and $29,999 for legislative services.

Other clients included the Florida section of the American Water Works Association, the Florida Education Association, and the Healthcare Providers Coalition. Records show they paid between $10,000 and $19,999 for legislative services.

The firm reported median first quarter earnings of $410,000, according to LobbyTools.

Liberty Partners of Tallahassee stayed busy in the second quarter. Records show the Tallahassee-based firm earned between $50,000 and $99,999 between April 1 and June 30. .

Along with Jennifer Jankowski Green, the lobbying team is made up of Melanie Shanks Bostick, Thomas Hobbs, and Douglas McAlarney.

Top clients during the second quarter included Expedia, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Humana. Records show all three of those clients paid between $9,999 and $19,999 for legislative services in the second quarter.

Other clients included HomeAway, Uber, and the Advanced Energy Economy. Records show those companies paid between $1 and $9,999 for legislative services between April 1 and June 30.

The Mayernick Group had a healthy second quarter, according to newly posted lobbying compensation reports.

The Tallahassee-based firm reported earning between $250,000 and $499,999 during the three-month period. The firm’s lobbying team is made up of Frank Mayernick, Tracy Hogan Mayernick and Jodi Lea Stevens.

Top clients during the three-month period included Alkermes, Inc. and HCA Healthcare, both of which reportedly paid between $20,000 and $29,999 for legislative services between April 1 and June 30.

Other clients included Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., the Jacksonville Armada Football Club, MCNA Dental Plans, and PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Records show those organizations paid between $10,000 and $19,999 for legislative services in the second quarter.

The firm reported median first quarter earnings of $475,000, according to LobbyTools.

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