Colodny Fass collects nearly $2M in lobbying fees during Q4 of 2014


Colodny Fass is a boutique practice with offices in Tallahassee and Fort Lauderdale. The firm’s insurance regulatory specialists represent clients spanning a variety of insurance interests, as well as regulated industries such as tobacco.

In the final quarter of 2014, the firm had a roster of 15 executive lobbyists, with eight legislative lobbyists including Tom Gallagher, Donovan Brown, Katie Webb, and Nicole Graganella.

Among them, the firm posted $819,951 in maximum legislative and $1,039,933 in maximum executive lobbying earnings — bringing the total to as much as $1.85 million — according to recently released lobbying compensation reports. They represented an eclectic slate of 117 executive and 80 legislative clients.

Colodny Fass’ biggest checks in Q4 2014 came from consultancies WellCare Health Plans, Federated National Insurance Co., and SafePoint Insurance Co., each providing a maximum of $39,999 in legislative and executive advocacy fees.

Beyond those businesses, a diverse group delivered Colodny Fass up to $29,999 each for legislative services: CEMEX Construction Materials; Dosal Tobacco Corp.; Florida Property & Casualty Association Inc; HCA Healthcare; and the White Rock Quarries, a construction materials enterprise operating out of West Palm Beach.

The top-paying executive clients who retained Colodny Fass’ services were Federated National Insurance Co. and SafePoint Insurance Co., which each paid up to $39,999 in executive advocacy fees.

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