navigate the process + access decision makers + influence outcomes

Every day in Florida elected officials and government employees are debating issues that could profoundly impact the way you do business. Every legislative session, county commission or city council meeting is an opportunity for elected officials to change existing laws and regulations or make new ones.

We have spent decades building and nourishing relationships on both sides of the aisle, and our partners and associates have experience at high levels in government and politics. As a result, our firm has a broad scope of subject matter expertise and the relationship reach to access decision makers at every level. We use those relationships and our political know-how to produce successful outcomes.

We understand that our success is measured by your success, and we don’t rest until the job is done.

Floridian Partners has extensive experience in the area of environmental permitting with federal, state and local environmental regulatory agencies. From brownfields to barrier dunes, we are a highly regarded authority in the arena of environmental permitting.

The firm’s environmental permitting expertise covers the entire state of Florida.

Our permitting work includes, but is not limited to:

• Developments of Regional Impact,
• Special district legislation,
• Water management district permits,
• Army Corps of Engineer permits,
• Multi-agency marina permits, and
• Federal Emergency Management Agency development waivers.
• Energy and Critical Infrastructure

In conjunction with permitting activities, our firm is highly knowledgeable in sea grass and wetland mitigation, regulatory compliance, inverse condemnation and real estate development market analysis.

The environmental permitting activities of the firm are primarily led by Brian May and Patrick Maloy, who have a thorough understanding of permitting feasibility and project financing.

Floridian Partners has extensive experience guiding clients on large and complex public sector procurement. Having worked inside government, our team members pride themselves on having the relationships at the elected official and staff level in order to access the procurement process prior to the issuance of competitive solicitation, and we are experts on the ins and outs of the competitive process, whether at the state or local level.

We work with our clients to educate staff and elected officials as to best practices and the pros and cons of specific approaches or provisions of a competitive process, and we help our clients with the strategic approach and drafting of their responses.

Once a submittal takes place, we navigate the selection process and political process to put our clients in the best position to win.

Floridian Partners collectively has over 55 years of state and federal advocacy experience in issues concerning health care appropriations, regulatory compliance, and legislative matters.
Specific areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • State and federal legislative lobbying,
  • Healthcare appropriations,
  • Medicaid and Medicare regulatory compliance,
  • Medicaid and Medicare financing,
  • Provider and facility regulatory compliance, and
  • Business development and strategic consulting.

Health care is one of the firm’s largest practice areas, and as a result, the firm’s expertise in health care issues is deep and diversified at both the state and federal level. The health care practice group is led by Jorge Chamizo, Patrick Maloy, Rich Koon and Brian May, all of whom have directly participated in every major legislative or regulatory initiative in the health care market since 1994.

Floridian Partners’ team of insurance and financial services professionals has provided consulting and lobbying services to insurers for nearly three decades. With four former regulators in the firm, we are well positioned to provide the most effective representation to insurance carriers or private sector entities doing business in Florida.
The firm specializes in all lines of insurance, including but not limited to:
  • Property Insurance,
  • Private Passenger and Commercial Auto,
  • Commercial Insurance,
  • Workers Compensation,
  • Medical Malpractice,
  • Life Insurance,
  • Health Insurance,
  • Annuities,
  • Agent and Agencies, and
  • Reinsurance.
Carriers rely on Floridian Partners to provide advice and counsel regarding matters before the following governmental entities:

  • Florida Office of Insurance Regulation,
  • Florida Department of Financial Services,
  • Florida Office of Financial Regulation,
  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation,
  • Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, and
  • Other residual markets and guaranty funds.
Our firm maintains excellent relationships with the leadership and staff of these organizations. Floridian Partners provides a variety of services relating to insurance regulation to its clients.
These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Rate and Form Filings,
  • Company Formations,
  • Insurer Capital Raises,
  • De-mutualizations,
  • Mutual Holding Company Formation,
  • Re-domestication of Foreign Carriers,
  • Mergers and Acquisitions,
  • Market Conduct Examinations,
  • Expansion of Lines of Business,
  • Other Regulatory Matters Confronting Insurers,
  • Unfair Trade Practices,
  • Regulatory Rule Development, and
  • Financial Examinations.
The insurance regulatory team is composed of Gary Guzzo, Brian May, Rich Koon, Patrick Maloy, Charlie DudleyTeye Reeves, and George Feijoo.

As government resources become less and less scarce, the opportunity for partnerships with the private sector continues to grow. Whether in the form of design, build and finance or simply just operations, we have helped numerous clients create and realize the opportunity to participate as the private sector partner to government on large capital and operations projects at both the state and local level.

Whether it be in evaluating the political ramifications or understanding the nuances of a financing model or construction method, we work with our clients to best fit their product to the government need at hand.

Floridian Partners has vast experience working with some of the country’s top builders, land use attorneys and development professionals. Working throughout Florida at all levels of government, we help projects get approved and built with minimal red tape or stakeholder opposition.
Managing Partner and attorney Charles Dudley specializes in communication law and policy with over 20 years of experience representing clients before the legislative and executive branches of government.
Partner and attorney Jorge Chamizo is a former senior advisor to the Chairman of the Florida Public Service Commission and has unparalleled experience in the communications and energy areas.
Additionally, Jorge provides business development and marketing services to our communications clients. Together, the Floridian Partners’ Telecommunication and Utilities Team represent communication and utility clients before:

  • the Florida Legislature,
  • the Florida Cabinet,
  • the Florida Public Service Commission,
  • the Florida Dept. of Revenue,
  • the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection, &
  • other state and local governmental agencies.

Our utilities and telecommunications professionals have a thorough understanding of the industry, the state and federal regulations that impact them, and have earned the trust and confidence of key staff and policymakers that allows us to tailor a result-producing legislative or regulatory strategy to meet the unique needs of a particular client.

We represent major software companies, device and services companies and shared economy start-ups.

Our team is knowledgeable on the latest trends and how they can best be applied to save money, generate revenue and improve services for the public sector, and the Floridian team is particularly well-experienced in the healthcare, transportation and public safety sectors.

Floridian Partners’ robust Transportation practice spans the gamut of mobility options, ranging from land, sea and air. Whether working to secure procurement opportunities for infrastructure development or helping to open new markets for ride-sharing services, Floridian Partners represents many of the leading firms and technologies that make Florida move.