The quartet of lobbyists at Anfield Consulting banked up to $750,000 in the first quarter, new compensation reports show.
Albert Balido, Frank Bernardino, Edgar Fernandez and Stephen Pepper Uchino represented about 50 clients, with legislative lobbying netting them up to $500,000 and executive lobbying adding in up to $250,000 more.
Their most lucrative contract was with professional services firm WSP, which paid an estimated $35,000 for help lobbying the Legislature.
Anfield’s legislative compensation report showed another 10 clients that paid between $20,000 and $30,000 in fees last quarter.
Among them were Florida Crystals Corporation, the Indian River County Commission and parking enforcement company Advanced Booting Services.
Lobbying firms are required to report their pay in ranges for each client rather than exact sums. They are also required to report a range for their overall pay.
Anfield Consulting’s reports indicate the firm earned no less than $250,000 lobbying the Legislature last quarter, though the low-end sum of their contracts shows raises that earnings floor to at least $420,000.
The exec compensation report featured the same lineup of principals, though there was a three-way tie between Garden Remedies, the Indian River County Commission and Path Medical.
Each of the three paid between $10,000 and $20,000 for Anfield’s expertise in the executive branch. The remainder of the client roster paid up to $10,000 for the quarter.
The bottom line of the exec report shows the firm earned at least $100,000 in fees lobbying the Governor and Cabinet.
Anfield’s Q1 numbers put the firm on pace to match their overall compensation total for 2018, which measured in at about $2.4 million.
All Florida lobbyists and firms are required to report their incomes on a quarterly basis. Reports for the first quarter were due May 15.