While we are organized into practice groups, we are best known for crafting
multi- disciplinary solutions to our clients’ specific needs.
To have a successful impact on the passage, amending or stopping of legislative
proposals you need to know the issues and how best to communicate them. The
bipartisan relationships we have nurtured over the years give us credibility to
present our clients’ cases to decision makers.
On your behalf we will provide counsel in the following areas and others as
Lobbying Departments of State requires a unique skill set. One needs to know the
people, practices and protocols of each Department and Authority. We have an
unparalleled familiarity with and respect for regulatory processes and the people
who implement them.
Counsel to clients is provided in the following and other areas:
Drafting rules and regulations
Responding to promulgations and adoptions
Applying for permits and licenses
Appealing regulatory decisions
Negotiating compliance, fines and fees
Representing entities before regulatory boards
Communication of a client’s position relative to a legislative and/or regulatory
outcome requires strategists who are experts in this discrete sector of journalism.
Our media advisors are skilled in the crafting of messages, education of
messengers and selection of media outlets to reach and impact targeted audiences
in the most effective and cost efficient manner.
Selected Services we offer are:
Editorial Board Preparation
Op-Ed Writing and Placement
Press Conference Facilitation
Feature Article Writing and Placement
News Release Preparation
Marketing products and services to government is very different from such
activities in the private sector. Processes in place to protect the public interest are
designed to result in the best product, at the lowest price, achieved through
impartial means. Laws, rules and procedures change often as administrations
attempt to balance the public’s interest and a responsive procurement system.
We advise clients on:
Interpretation of procurement requirements
Response to RFPs, RFIs, RFQs
Compliance with contract awards
Monitoring of government’s needs
Protests of contract awards
Introduction of clients’ goods and/or services
Grants and other sources of revenue provide important resources for our clients. Researching opportunities and developing successful submissions require consultants well versed in the grant writing processes. Our grant writers have the skills and experience necessary to research, develop submissions, administer awards and provide funding support for opportunities with State, Federal and Private entities.
Services we offer include:
Grant and Revenue Research
Submission (application) Development
Administration of Awards
Funding Support Services
Public Involvement / Community Outreach / Agency Coordination
Project support/acceptance from stakeholders - residents, community groups,
business, professional organizations, realtors, environmental groups, media outlets and
elected officials at the state, federal and local levels is essential to the success of any
project. Utilizing their vast resources, MBI•GluckShaw is able to perform, for consulting
engineering firms, agencies or corporations, the integrated Public Involvement/
Community Outreach, Public Relations/Agency Coordination program(s) required for
any large or small infrastructure project. Additionally, the firm is certified by the NJ
Department of Transportation as a Cost Basis Approved Sub-Consultant and by the
NJ Department of Treasury as a Small Business Enterprise Cat. 2 firm (SBE2).
Typical advocacy action plans contain five core components:
Public Involvement/Government Affairs
Project Web Site Development & Maintenance
These core components of the advocacy action plan will meet, and in most cases
exceed, the detailed scope of work, as well as the goals and objectives of the client. All
five core components are initiated simultaneously and ongoing. Our team approaches
each project with a “hands on” philosophy. We remain at the ground level at all times to
keep in constant contact with the constituency impacted by the project and to resolve
issues and conflicts with potential traffic coordination, detour routes, construction noise,
pollution, parking issues, etc. Public involvement is primary but our team’s involvement
during design and construction with the lead contractors is key.
also maintains a robust association management practice and currently
represents several prominent industries in New Jersey. The firm is well
equipped to handle both back room and external aspects of associations.
MBI has significant experience establishing new associations and has
successfully led the resurrection and complete overhaul of stagnant