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MBI-GluckShaw, New Jersey’s largest public affairs firm, offers its clients more than 300 years of combined experience in state and local government relations and public relations. The company resulted from the merger in 2003 of two of New Jersey’s cornerstone lobbying firms, Martin-Bontempo-Matacera-Bartlett, Inc., (MBI), and the GluckShaw Group.
No other firm in New Jersey can match our many years of broad and deep experience in politics and government – not even close. We have 5 former legislators (2 Republicans, 3 Democrats, who collectively served 40 years in the legislature) – no other firm has more than one. Our members include 2 former members of a governor’s cabinet, former municipal officials including two mayors and former heads of the N. J. Air National Guard, the N.J. Division of Motor Vehicles and New Jersey Transit. Members of the firm have served or presently serve as county, state and national political party officials.
MBI-GluckShaw is located on West State Street, just steps away from the State House, in a beautifully renovated century old building. The firm provides legislative lobbying, regulatory intervention, county/municipal relations services, government procurement, grant consulting and public relations for a variety of prominent corporations, national and state trade associations and professional societies.
The diverse interests of its clients have enabled the firm to achieve significant gains across the spectrum of public affairs. They include passage of tort reform laws, increasing the accountability of HMOs, replacing food stamps with debit cards, redesigning highway off ramps, shaping the electric deregulation statute to accommodate the state’s second largest utility, achieving health insurance parity for the mentally ill, organizing the state’s entire commercial fishing industry and protecting casinos from raids by the horse racing industry. Working on such a variety of issues has helped to shape its staff into a versatile team of professionals, able to advocate persuasively in all major areas of government affairs.
MBI-GluckShaw also maintains a robust association management practice and currently represents several prominent industries in New Jersey. The firm is well equipped to handle both back room and external aspects of associations. MBI has significant experience establishing new associations and has successfully led the resurrection and complete overhaul of stagnant associations.