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  751 Corporate Center Drive
Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 277-9100
Fax: (919) 277-9177
 Post Office Box 33009
Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Reliability, responsiveness, and teamwork are the standards that define Ward and Smith, P.A. Our firm's core values and devotion to client satisfaction transcend preconceived notions of how a law firm works, and we are proud to demonstrate the expansive nature of how our attorneys implement these ideals. At Ward and Smith, your legal matters are handled with attentive intelligence by attorneys who work together efficiently and effectively across practice areas. Dedication to the practice of law and commitment to each and every client is our collective mission.

Ward and Smith's government relations professionals have decades of experience helping clients with government relations needs.  Our Government Relations practice services include traditional lobbying, regulatory monitoring, procurement advocacy, and legal advice related to compliance with the complex laws governing government relations in North Carolina and Washington, D.C.  We are ready to confront and shape any government relations challenge that a client might face.

Ward and Smith has a long history of supporting clients' government relations efforts.  For example, we have drafted political action committee charters, drafted political contributions policies, lobbied both the federal and state governments on the specific issues of importance to clients, and assisted with legal advice related to government relations ethics and campaign finance compliance.  Our clients are as varied as the issues they face.  From international corporations to small family businesses, we work with clients to tailor a government relations plan that will best serve them.  We represent individual companies as well as associations with multiple members and assist them with both the legislative and state agency advocacy, while helping with communications and grassroots efforts.

Ward and Smith provides on‑call lobbyists at both the national and statewide levels.  Members of the Practice Group participate in legislative lobbying and agency actions at all levels.  Through a variety of professional experiences, our team has developed a knowledge and understanding of the personalities and practical workings of the legislative and regulatory processes and the agencies involved in those processes.  Members of the Practice Group have lobbied for complex legislation and have participated in drafting bills in Congress and at the North Carolina General Assembly ("NCGA").  The Practice Group advocates for clients before the NCGA, working to get bills passed that help our clients do business.  We sometimes work to get bills amended or defeated altogether, in accordance with the best interests of our clients.

In summary, Ward and Smith has one of the most effective and successful practice groups of its kind in the State of North Carolina.  If your legal needs include the government, our Government Relations Practice Group stands ready and able to assist.

Ward and Smith is the successor to a practice founded in 1895. Our core values of client satisfaction, reliability, responsiveness, and teamwork are the standards that define who we are as a law firm. Ward and Smith ensures that your legal matters are handled with attentive intelligence by attorneys and staff who work together to build meaningful relationships with our clients. We do this by being knowledgeable in more than 30 practice areas, providing efficient results, and effectively using technology. We are your established legal network with offices located in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington.



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