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Government Relations

Because you also demand excellence when it comes to navigating the complex maze of government legislation and regulations, the Government Relations division of Gerstman Schwartz & Malito will guide you towards achieving your public policy goals. Whether your government affairs needs are in New York, Long Island, Westchester or New Jersey, Gerstman Schwartz & Malito has established relationships and alliances across all branches of government and are a respected and recognized name as premier lobbyists and attorneys from Albany to Washington, DC.

With decades of extensive experience in government relations, the lobbying team of Gerstman Schwartz & Malito is led by Robert Malito, himself a forty year veteran New York lobbyist, with deeply rooted ties in New York State government. The formidable team of lawyers and lobbyists at Gerstman Schwartz & Malito helps its clients build the foundations necessary for the continued success of their organizations.

From frequent travel to Albany to meet with lawmakers, to drafting creative and effective legislative proposals, to conducting analyses and running effective grassroots campaigns, Gerstman Schwartz & Malito knows what it takes for its clients to achieve their advocacy goals. Clients of Gerstman Schwartz & Malito hail from a broad range of industries including: Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, real estate developers, contractors, insurance, educational institutions, municipalities and public authorities, community interest groups, business associations, labor and professional organizations, non-profit corporations and charities.


Gerstman Schwartz & Malito are well-versed in the power a well-executed grassroots campaign can yield and the great potential it contains when it comes to achieving your advocacy goals. Take a look at how their proven methods will help your organization or business…

Advocacy & Problem Solving

Gerstman Schwartz & Malito stands beside its clients every step of the way from relationship building to securing government funding. Come see all the ways Gerstman Schwartz & Malito can advocate and problem solve for you…


Whether you need Gerstman Schwartz & Malito to lobby for particular legislation, draft legislation or keep minute to minute track of legislative status, come see how Gerstman Schwartz & Malito is involved in every phase of the legislative process…


Gerstman Schwartz & Malito knows that the right media attention can and will get superior results for its clients. Come see how Gerstman Schwartz & Malito can conduct a media campaign that works for you…

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Gerstman Schwartz & Malito recognizes the inherent power found in an effectively run and targeted grassroots campaign. Employing door to door lobbying and promoting community support through consensus building, our firm will employ the most advanced strategies that have been proven successful in influencing public policy.

Gerstman Schwartz & Malito will pool all resources necessary for successful grassroots initiatives and grassroots campaigns. Through keen insight, experience and sheer determination, Gerstman Schwartz & Malito will stand on the front lines of its clients’ public policy campaigns, yielding results with innovative grassroots tactics, tailored accordingly to achieve each client’s specific advocacy goals.

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Gerstman Schwartz & Malito have established relationships throughout various executive and legislative branches of government based on mutual trust and respect. These relationships have proved critical in swiftly and aggressively solving problems and successfully advocating for its clients. Combined with its vast pools of legal and political knowledge and an experienced and well-respected staff, Gerstman Schwartz & Malito possesses the ability to rapidly and effectively be proactive on behalf of its diverse client base.

Gerstman Schwartz & Malito has a comprehensive supply of tools and resources at its disposal and offers its clients access to some of the most sought-after services in the lobbying industry including: government procurement; state and local meeting facilitation with elected and other high ranking officials; executive and legislative relationship building; client public profile enhancement; development of legislative memorandums; gaining consensus from key legislative members; assistance with moving projects requiring discretionary approvals; approvals required for real estate development, energy and transportation projects; and assistance for expeditiously advancing the review process of local boards, commissions and regulatory agencies.

Gerstman Schwartz & Malito also believes that organized events can have a tremendous impact on its client’s advocacy goals. The firm is well-equipped to organize press conferences, rallies, fundraisers and galas that will draw necessary involvement and attention from the community and beyond.

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Gerstman Schwartz & Malito knows that even the most subtle changes in legislation can dramatically affect its clients, their organizations, and their bottom line. The firm dedicates itself to guiding its clients through government at every level to ensure they receive quantifiable results. Keeping careful and diligent track of both new and evolving legislation, Gerstman Schwartz & Malito will examine and explore numerous strategies to determine which will be most effective in pursuing its clients’ legislative and policy goals.

Gerstman Schwartz & Malito monitors legislation from the time of proposal, diligently reviewing and tracking bills and taking careful note of commitee agendas. The firm will continuously examine how best to deal with the impact impending and changing legislation may have on its clients. Through executive and legislative relationship building, extensive research, and strategic planning, Gerstman Schwartz & Malito will protect and advocate for its clients. Recognizing that effective communication is often the key to successful advocacy, Gerstman Schwartz & Malito always strives for an open line of communication between the firm, legislators, other relevant policy makers, and its clients.

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Since Gerstman Schwartz & Malito is an established, trusted and reputable name in the legal and lobbying arena, the firm is also easily able to pitch stories and set up interviews with various news outlets in print, TV and radio. Gerstman Schwartz & Malito is able to provide spokespeople for on-air interviews, and provide the media with extensive background materials to support the issues and causes the firm represents. The firm will also work with clients to ensure that they are properly prepared and trained to confidently deal with the media.

Because Gerstman Schwartz & Malito strongly believes media to be a powerful and highly effective instrument, the firm has the ability to produce, shoot and edit original content, including social media videos for wide distribution. With an in-house boutique graphic and web design team, Gerstman Schwartz & Malito employs a 21st century approach to media management, offering a host of resources including online polls, montage reels and social media management. The firm also provides written materials tailored to the objectives of its clients, from eye-catching press releases to gripping articles, to memorandums generated for review by elected officials and important decision-makers.

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