Lathrop Gage Consulting
At LGC, we believe our holistic perspective, years of hard work and varied experience, and wide network of relationships provide the most effective approach to client advocacy, problem solving, and navigating the complex line where government meets business.
The people at Lathrop Gage Consulting offer clients a unique mix of experience both in the public and the private sectors. We’ve held elected and appointed offices; worked with both major political parties; represented every kind of client both large and small; and dealt with some of the most major movements of state government in the last 40 years. Our experience is unmatched in lobbying all branches of state government, procurement, grassroots organizing, communications, and crisis management.
The Lathrop Gage Consulting Team
The Lathrop Gage Consulting team brings the holistic perspective that provides an informed and effective approach, whatever your objectives may be. Lathrop Gage Consulting stands ready to offer a variety of services for you, including:
Administrative Agency Monitoring & Lobbying
State & Local Government Contract Procurement
Developing and communicating key messages to government entities, the media, and the public.
Grassroots Coalition Building
Connecting clients and entities with similar interests to create a network sharing a common goal.
LGC’s headquarters is located just three blocks from the historic Missouri State Capitol building in downtown Jefferson City. The Lathrop Gage building provides our clients with event space, conference rooms and offices, Guest WiFi, and audio/visual equipment and connections. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lathrop Gage law firm, Lathrop Gage Consulting also has access to one of the oldest and most-respected full-service law firms in Missouri with offices throughout the state and across the USA.
The Lathrop Gage Consulting team works tirelessly during the annual legislative session, any special sessions of the General Assembly, and year-round with various state agencies. Recent examples include:
Our client seeking state certification from the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) to operate an opioid treatment program in eastern Missouri. We helped garner support from more than 20 local groups for the planned facility. When DMH denied our client’s application, we mounted an aggressive appeal, resulting in a reversal by DMH and its issuance of state certification to our client.
A health information management company, facing ongoing litigation concerning whether state statutes afford the ability to collect fees for health records searches, whether or not a record is found. We offered a legislative fix to several pending bills, and state law was modified in our client’s favor. Also, we helped pass a consumer price index adjustment to the allowable fee for records searches. The legislative changes potentially can save our client millions of dollars annually and significantly increase its revenue.
A client seeking several million dollars in state historic tax credits for a large mixed-use redevelopment project in western Missouri. A bill, introduced to reduce significantly the historic tax credits cap, negatively affected our client’s financing for the project. We modified bill language suggested by several interested parties and helped increase the tax credits cap, allowing our client to proceed with its project.
In legislation introduced to legalize the growing of hemp as an agricultural crop in Missouri, a client was troubled about possible “off-label use” lawsuits dealing with the use of agricultural chemicals the EPA had not approved on such crops. We drafted an amendment to the bill, creating liability protections for ag chemical retailers when growers used their products “off label” on hemp crops. Missouri is the first state to pass such a law, and the legislation is considered model language that may be introduced in other states where our client operates.
A healthcare real estate development company, constructing two senior living facilities in Missouri, made the decision to switch facility operators and change building timelines during mid-construction. We were hired to lobby the state’s Certificate of Need board so the projects could move forward. We facilitated approval, and our client was cleared to proceed with its development of the two sites.
News & Links
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Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
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Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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Clayton, Missouri 63105