Let Coleman Talley Strategies Help You Gain A Competitive Advantage

Coleman Talley Strategies, LLC offers a full range of services related to state and federal government relations, lobbying, and corporate strategies. Our Government Affairs division is led by John Crawford, who has over twenty years of government relations experience, having worked closely with local and state officials and members of Congress. John assists our clients with building effective strategies that positively shape opinion and drive favorable policy decisions while navigating the public, political, regulatory, and legislative environments. Whether involving outreach campaigns, lobbying, PAC strategies, or other assistance, we are equipped to provide the full breadth of government affairs services, backed by the southeast’s brightest legal talent.


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  • Education
  • Corporate
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  • Non-profit
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John Crawford, Principal

State Government Relations & Lobbying

Navigating the political landscape can be a challenge. Coleman Talley Strategies has the experience required to analyze legislation and regulatory matters and determine how they might impact our clients. Our deep knowledge of legislative processes and regulatory procedures enables us to advise our clients and lobby effectively. Relationship building is the heart of lobbying and is our greatest strength. Our team enjoys strong relationships with elected officials from across the political and geographic spectrum. Integrity is the foundation for everything we do and we never compromise it in our interactions with public servants.

  • Legislation & Regulations Tracking
  • Legislative & Regulatory Impact Briefs
  • Drafting of Legislative Language for Members
  • Drafting of Regulatory Language for Agencies
  • Preparation of Talking Points
  • Meetings with Elected Officials & Agency Staff
  • Arrangement of Meetings for Clients with Key Members & Agency Staff
  • Testimony on Behalf of Clients Before Legislative Committees and at Agency Hearings
  • Assistance with State Grants

Federal Government Relations and Lobbying

Lobbying federal agencies and members of Congress is a complex process that is tightly controlled by laws that define what constitutes lobbying and what lobbyists are allowed to do on behalf of their clients. While it is much more difficult to affect the passage of legislation or regulatory rule-making at the federal level, effective advocacy can leverage existing laws and agency regulations to benefit clients. Coleman Talley Strategies is able to do just that by taking advantage of years of relationship building on Capitol Hill and in district offices to position our clients for successful outcomes.

  • Federal Legislation & Federal Agency Regulations Tracking
  • Federal Legislative & Agency Regulatory Impact Briefs
  • Drafting of Legislative Language for Members
  • Drafting of Regulatory Language for Agencies
  • Preparation of Talking Points
  • Meet Individually with Members of Congress, Key Staff & Agency Officials
  • Arrange Meetings for Clients in Washington and District Offices
  • Testimony on Behalf of Clients at Hearings & Before Regulatory Agencies
  • Preparation of Congressional Appropriations Request Paperwork
  • Assistance with Federal Grant Applications

Outreach Campaigns

Effective communication is the key to shaping the opinions of thought leaders, the public, and elected officials. To influence and engage your most important audiences, you have to get in front of them. Coleman Talley Strategies has experience building outreach campaigns that educate and inspire large groups of people, opinion-shapers, and community leaders. We maximize your exposure to help you influence public perception or government decision-making.

  • Message Creation
  • Speechwriting
  • Media Relations
    • Press Releases
    • Draft Op-Eds for Thought Leadership
    • Media Pitches & Interviews for Executives
  • Appearances (Speeches, Keynotes, Panels)
  • Social Media Management to Amplify Corporate Values & Issue Positions
  • Strategies for Free & Paid Media Exposure
    • TV/Radio Ads
    • Print
    • Outdoor
    • Digital / Social Media
  • Polling

Political PAC Strategies

It has been said that fundraising is the fuel of politics. Political Action Committees or PACS are a popular way for clients to contribute money to candidates and causes. Coleman Talley Strategies offers proven fundraising experience. We have the expertise to create PAC strategies that enable clients to lawfully maximize their participation in the funding of candidates and causes.

  • Preparation & Filing of PAC-Related Paperwork
  • Development of Fundraising Strategies for Building PACs
  • PAC Contribution Strategies
  • Oversight and Advisement on Laws & Regulations Related to Political Fundraising, Political Contributions & PACs

Tax Incentives and Strategies

At the intersection of business and politics is where Coleman Talley Strategies thrives. We seek out every advantage for our clients to assist them in navigating regulatory and legislative processes to maximize their position. Our team’s deep experience with the representation of a wide range of corporations, partnerships, non-profit organizations, limited liability companies, and municipalities in various areas of taxation provides us with the unique expertise to advise our clients on strategic approaches to navigating and helping shape local, state, and federal tax policies while also keeping them informed of opportunities relevant to their business or policy objectives.

  • Tax Strategies Advisement
  • Policy Research & Development
  • Bill & Regulatory Monitoring/Tracking
  • State & Federal Lobbying
  • Coalition Development
  • Appropriations
  • Tax Credits
  • Local & State Government Programs
  • Non-Profit Advisement
  • Economic Development Assistance

Corporate Strategies

The political and cultural landscape can present significant challenges, internally and externally. Coleman Talley Strategies is uniquely able to leverage decades of experience toward building effective, results-driven strategies to positively shape public opinion and drive policy decisions in favor of clients in the regulatory and legislative environments. We also help clients manage public responses to negative events which can be critical to their long-term reputation.

  • Strategic Advisement
  • Message Creation
  • Media Relations
  • Internal Corporate Communications
  • Reputation Management & Crisis Communications


John Crawford, Principal

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