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Personnel note: Jonathan Kilman opens own lobbying firm

Jonathan Kilman, formerly with Foley & Lardner, has started his own influence firm, Converge Government Affairs.

Kilman, chairman and partner of the new company, announced the move on LinkedIn this week.

“I am pleased (OK, excited) to announce the launch of Converge Government Affairs, a Miami-based government and public affairs firm,” he wrote.

The new concern will represent clients “before state and local governments throughout Florida and assist clients with management of their U.S. multi-state and global government affairs portfolios.

“Distinct from many U.S. government affairs firms, we are launching with an international component to our firm that will continue to grow,” he wrote. “We are incredibly grateful to the many clients who transitioned with us to our new firm and look forward to the many new clients with whom we will work.

“After nearly 20 years as an associate, partner and ultimately co-chair of a practice in large law firms, I knew it was time to pursue my dream of building something unique. Now, I can never look back and wonder, ‘what if?’

“My law practice will continue in a boutique firm setting to support our clients’ regulatory law needs, but Converge Government Affairs will be completely dedicated to government and public affairs matters.”

A full interview with Kilman and others on the new business will be on Florida Politics later this week.

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Jim Rosica is the Tallahassee-based Senior Editor for Florida Politics. He previously was the Tampa Tribune’s statehouse reporter. Before that, he covered three legislative sessions in Florida for The Associated Press. Jim graduated from law school in 2009 after spending nearly a decade covering courts for the Tallahassee Democrat, including reporting on the 2000 presidential recount. He can be reached at jim@floridapolitics.com.

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