With nearly 100 legislative clients, the government affairs team at Becker & Poliakoff PA continues to make its mark on the Capitol.
The 10-person lobby team earned the firm at least $465,000 — almost all of it for legislative work — during the second quarter of the year, which included the second half of the 2017 Legislative Session and a brief special session.
The firm could earn a maximum of $729,947 — a maximum of $719,948 for legislative work and $9,999 for executive branch work — during the second quarter of the year, according to an analysis of compensation reports conducted by FloridaPolitics.com
Lobbyists who are registered to represent clients before Florida’s legislative or executive branches are required to submit reports detailing their client roster and compensation each quarter. Reports for the second quarter are due to the state on Aug. 14.
The team of Mario Bailey, Jose Bermudez, Ellyn Bogdanoff, Bernie Friedman, Jose Fuentes, Yeline Goin, Yolanda Cash Jackson, Nicholas Matthews, Jeremy Shir, and Karen Skyers juggled 93 legislative clients and 45 executive branch clients during the second quarter.
Three clients — the Coalition of Franchise Associations, the Florida Association of Jewish Federations, and Florida Memorial University — paid an average of $25,000 for legislative services during the second quarter of 2017. Fourteen firms paid an average of $15,000 for legislative work.
American Clinical Solutions clocked in as the highest paying executive branch client, paying an average of $5,000 for executive services during the second quarter.
The firm, according to LobbyTools, reported median earnings of $555,000 for its legislative lobbying work during the first quarter of 2017.