Former EVP for Enterprise Florida, Inc. to Focus on Economic Development Issues
Tallahassee, FL – February 19, 2019 – Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices across the Eastern Seaboard, today announced that Michael A. Grissom has joined the Government Law and Lobbying Practice as a Senior Government Relations Director based in the firm’s Tallahassee office.
“I have had a great relationship with Becker’s founding shareholder, Alan Becker, since his time as Vice Chairman on the board of EFI. I look forward to collaborating with the rest of the top-notch Becker team and assisting our new and existing clients with their economic development issues,” stated Grissom.
Grissom was most recently the Executive Vice President for Enterprise Florida, Inc., (EFI) where he served as the chief liaison between EFI and the Executive Office of the Governor, State Legislature, and partnering state agencies including the Department of Economic Opportunity, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Revenue, CareerSource Florida, Florida Department of Transportation and VisitFlorida.
Grissom is highly regarded for his experience with economic development issues including those related to aerospace and aviation, advance manufacturing, information technology, financial services, foreign direct investment, international trade and development and corporate relocation.
Prior to joining EFI, he served as Senior Director of Political Affairs at the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Republican Party of Florida. Grissom also worked as a political strategist for Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Bill McCollum, and led campaign efforts for key officials in Kentucky, South Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Becker’s Managing Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer Gary Rosen said, “Mike brings an important perspective to our Government Law and Lobbying Practice, which counsels clients throughout Florida as well as in Washington, DC. His substantial experience will deepen the capabilities that we have been offering for more than 45 years.”
Becker’s Government Law and Lobbying Practice Chair Bernie Friedman added, “We welcome Mike to our diverse team and are excited to tap into his deep relationships with Florida agencies as well as his broad knowledge of economic development issues across the state. He is certain to strengthen Becker’s presence in Tallahassee.”
Government Law and Lobbying has been a core practice for Becker since its founding in 1973. Our team of lawyers and lobbyists includes several who have served in high-level government positions and distinguished themselves in the political and legislative arenas and in state, local and federal government. The group’s first-hand working knowledge of government, at every level, provides clients with valuable insights, unparalleled access and a deep understanding of the legislative, administrative and regulatory processes to help navigate the maze of government.
Becker, with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices across the Eastern Seaboard. More information is available at www.beckerlawyers.com