Lobbying firm Metz Husband & Daughton is still in the million-dollar quarter club.
Lobbying firms report their quarterly earnings from each client in ranges covering $10,000 increments. The estimated totals reflect the middle number of the per-client ranges.
Firms also disclose broad ranges for their overall earnings in each branch. MHD reported $500,000 to $1 million in legislative earnings and between $250,000 and $500,000 in executive branch earnings.
Top end numbers for the firm’s 3Q contracts indicate it could have hit the max, pulling in as much as $1.5 million for the reporting period.
Named partners James Daughton and Warren Husband worked alongside lobbyists Douglas Bell, Patricia Greene, Allison Liby-Schoonover, Aimee Diaz Lyon, Andrew Palmer and Pierce Schuessler last quarter.
The eight-person team repped 70 clients in all, with Amscot Financial being their most lucrative client.
The payday lender broke through the range reporting cap, shipping the firm $51,000 in retainers for legislative lobbying. It also showed up in MHD’s executive report with another $5,000.
Amscot was one of a handful of clients in the finance industry peppering MHD’s reports. Another notable one was American Express, which chipped in a combined $40,000 between the firm’s two reports.
MHD’s roster spanned several other industries, including the tech sector. Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, IBM and AT&T were among many in that silo. Other majors include Disney, Avis and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
MHD’s Q3 performance matches what it showed in the second quarter, when it also topped $1 million in median earnings with a top-end estimate of $1.5 million.
The fresh reports indicate the firm is on track to meet or exceed the $4.6 million in annual earnings it reported for 2019.
Florida lobbyists and lobbying firms face a Nov. 14 deadline to file compensation reports for the period covering July 1 through Sept. 30. Compensation reports for the fourth quarter of 2020 are due to the state in mid-February.