Cohen & Grigsby Expands Government Affairs Group

PITTSBURGH – Jan. 24, 2017 – Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. is pleased to announce that Andrew M. Paris has joined its Government Affairs group in its Harrisburg office as senior policy manager. He joins a team of senior practitioners who have served at various levels of local and state government and will focus on state lobbying efforts and advise clients on legislative issues. Click here for full press release.

Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs and Three Point Strategies Announce Strategic Alliance, Expanded Services

Logo Graphic for Web v2PITTSBURGH/Charleston, W.Va. – Aug. 17, 2016Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs Group is pleased to announce its strategic alliance with Three Point Strategies, a government affairs firm specializing in state and local government relations based in Charleston, West Virginia.

Through this relationship, Cohen & Grigsby’s Public Affairs Group and Three Point Strategies will offer government affairs and communications services in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  The firms share a similar philosophy on how to deliver bottom line value to clients that will allow a seamless flow of information and integration. Clients with operations in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia now have an opportunity to work with one firm.

“Expanding our geographic reach beyond state borders to better service our clients has been a goal for both of our firms,” said Rob Vescio, principal, Cohen & Grigsby. “We are confident that this ‘one-stop shop’ arrangement will be beneficial for both parties.”

“We have a long-standing relationship built on similar client service values,” added Ben Beakes, founder and managing member, Three Point Strategies. “Our ability to integrate our services across the state lines will benefit our current and future client base.”

Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs is a specialized practice group made up of attorneys and public affairs professionals with extensive experience in government relations and lobbying. Its members have served at various levels of local and state government from both sides of the political spectrum. For more information about Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs, please visit cohenlaw.com/practices/government-affairs.

ABOUT COHEN & GRIGSBY
Since 1981, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. and its attorneys have provided sound legal advice and solutions to clients that seek to maximize their potential in a constantly changing global marketplace. Comprised of more than 140 lawyers, Cohen & Grigsby maintains offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Naples, Fla. The firm’s practice areas include Business Services, Labor & Employment, Immigration/International Business, Intellectual Property, Real Estate & Public Finance, Litigation, Employee Benefits and ERISA, Estates & Trusts, Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, and Public Affairs. Cohen & Grigsby represents private and publicly held businesses, nonprofits, multinational corporations, individuals and emerging businesses across a full spectrum of industries. Our lawyers maintain an unwavering commitment to customer service that ensures a productive partnership. For more information, visit cohenlaw.com.

About Three Points Strategies
Founded by Ben Beakes, Three Point Strategies, LLC, (3PS) is the government affairs and public relations firm that offers new access points and strategies for the changing environment. Our mission is to serve clients through advocacy and policy development that will promote a job-friendly environment and prosperity in West Virginia. Three Point Strategies isn’t just our name – it’s what we do. Our “three point strategy” merges traditional relational lobbying with strategies for public relations and coalition building, which gives our clients the best chance for successful outcomes. Learn more about our government affairs, public relations, grassroots/coalition building and other service options. For more information, visit http://3pswv.com.

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Cohen & Grigsby Appoints Principal to Government Affairs Group

PITTSBURGH – July 7, 2016 – Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. is pleased to announce Brian N. Turk has joined the firm as a principal of its government affairs group.

Brian Turk brings 16 years of state government experience to Cohen & Grigsby from his work in both the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Pennsylvania State Senate and more than 30 local government and congressional campaigns and has a strong understanding of legislative and regulatory issues.

Prior to joining Cohen & Grigsby, he built a strong reputation in the energy space as a director and vice president of a leading coal producer’s government and external affairs team, overseeing all state government affairs for Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Brian joins a team of senior practitioners who have served at various levels of local and state government.  He received his bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University.

For more information about Cohen & Grigsby, please visit www.cohenlaw.com.

ABOUT COHEN & GRIGSBY

Since 1981, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. and its attorneys have provided sound legal advice and solutions to clients that seek to maximize their potential in a constantly changing global marketplace. Comprised of more than 140 lawyers, Cohen & Grigsby maintains offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Naples, Fla. The firm’s practice areas include Business Services, Labor & Employment, Immigration/International Business, Intellectual Property, Real Estate & Public Finance, Litigation, Employee Benefits and ERISA, Estates & Trusts, Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, and Public Affairs. Cohen & Grigsby represents private and publicly held businesses, nonprofits, multinational corporations, individuals and emerging businesses across a full spectrum of industries. Our lawyers maintain an unwavering commitment to customer service that ensures a productive partnership. For more information, visit www.cohenlaw.com.

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Cohen & Grigsby Launches Federal Lobbying Practice with hire of lobbyist, Aaron Grau

PITTSBURGH – January 13, 2015 – Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Naples, FL, is pleased to announce the launch of its Federal Lobbying Practice with the hiring of federal lobbyist, Aaron Grau.  With the launch, the Public Affairs group will service clients with issues beyond local and state to those with a more national focus including clients of the firm’s Naples office. Grau will serve a wide range of federal issues including a key emphasis on funding, contracts, policy and association management.

Grau reestablished Grau & Associates, LLC in Pittsburgh after first starting the firm over ten years ago in Alexandria, Virginia.  Before creating his own Pittsburgh based company, Mr. Grau directed Pittsburgh’s Duane Morris Government Strategies’ federal government affairs practice from its creation, a merger between GSP Consulting and Duane Morris Government Affairs in January 2012.  Before the merger, as a GSP shareholder, Grau oversaw GSP’s federal practice for nine years.  During that time he managed and grew GSP’s (and later Duane Morris Government Strategies’) federal government affairs practice.

Grau has a BA from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.  He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Courts and has been honored by the State of Ohio for his legislative work on behalf of people with disabilities.

Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs is a bipartisan public affairs group providing government relations and lobbying services.  The team consists of lobbyists who have years of experience working with both the legislative and administrative process of government in Pennsylvania. They have served at various levels of local and state government from both sides of the political spectrum.  The group of professionals operates collaboratively to address each client’s issues.

President and CEO Jack Elliott stated, “Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs federal lobbying practice and the addition of Aaron Grau will complement our current team of professionals and further assist in the development and implementation of our client’s government relations strategies,” Elliott added. “Taken together, the group’s extensive backgrounds will bring considerable resources to bear for our clients in the Pittsburgh region and in Southwest Florida.”

ABOUT COHEN & GRIGSBY
Since 1981, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. and its attorneys have provided sound legal advice and solutions to clients that seek to maximize their potential in a constantly changing global marketplace.  Comprised of more than 130 lawyers, Cohen & Grigsby maintains offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Naples, FL.  The firm’s practice areas include Business Services, Labor & Employment, Immigration/International Business, Real Estate & Public Finance, Litigation, Employee Benefits and ERISA, Estates & Trusts, Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, and Public Affairs.  Cohen & Grigsby represents private and publicly held businesses, nonprofits, multinational corporations, individuals and emerging businesses across a full spectrum of industries. Our lawyers maintain an unwavering commitment to customer service that ensures a productive partnership.  For more information, visit www.cohenlaw.com.

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