Lobbying compensation: Meenan PA hits $550K in 2021 pay
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The boutique firm specializes in insurance issues.

The team at Meenan PA earned as much as $550,000 last year lobbying the Legislature and executive branch.

With compensation reports for the fourth quarter turned in, the three-person lobbying crew notched $250,000 in legislative lobbying pay and $200,000 in executive branch lobbying pay in 2021.

Lobbying firms report their pay from each client in ranges covering $10,000 increments. Florida Politics uses the middle number in each range to estimate total revenue for the quarter. The annual earnings estimate is the sum of the firm’s four quarterly reports.

Founding partner Tim Meenan and lobbyists Daniel Olson and Joy Ryan represented 38 clients for all or part of last year.

Much of the firm’s clientele hails from the insurance industry — the firm’s specialty. Tim Meenan’s pre-lobbying career included overseeing the Florida Department of Insurance, including the Division of Risk Management.

The firm’s legislative reports list a half-dozen clients that paid an estimated $20,000 last year. They included America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association, the Florida Insurance Council, NAIFA-Florida, Nationwide Insurance and Prime Therapeutics.

Following at the $15,000 level were the American Family Life Assurance Company, Asurion Corporation, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Discount Tire and Magic City Casino.

Some big names showed up at the $10,000 level, too, including The American Property Casualty Insurance Association, Brighthouse Financial, The Everglades Foundation, the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association and MetLife.

The same set of clients also showed up on the firm’s executive branch reports, mostly in the same pay brackets.

Meenan PA is a full-service law firm offering insurance regulatory, business regulatory and litigation support. Revenues from those divisions of the 12-member firm are not reflected in its lobbying compensation reports.

Florida lobbyists and lobbying firms faced a Feb. 14 deadline to file compensation reports for the period covering Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. Compensation reports for the first quarter are due to the state on May 15.

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.



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