Insurance pros Colodny Fass bring in more than $2.1 million in Q3 lobbying fees

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Insurance regulatory specialists at the newly renamed Colodny Fass, with a stable of 15 lobbyists, generated nearly $2.14 million in lobbying revenue in the third quarter of 2014.

Led by founding partner Mike Colodny, veteran lobbyist Doug Bruce and former Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher, Colodny, et al reported 76 legislative and 115 executive clients for an estimated maximum earnings of $949,950 legislative and $1,189,930 executive advocacy fees — for a total of up to $2,139,880.

These solid numbers rank Colodny Fass as one of Florida’s top lobbying firms and a leader in insurance, regulatory, governmental advocacy and litigation issues.

Colodny’s single biggest paydays in Q3 were a wide range of insurance-related interests such Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Company, and Risk Management Solutions, Inc., each giving up to $49,999 for legislative advocacy.

At the $39,999 level in legislative lobbying were Florida Peninsula Insurance Company and Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.

Colodny Fass also has a number of clients who gave at the maximum $29,999 range, many of them also in the state’s insurance industry, including:

For executive advocacy, the four top Colodny Fass clients – each giving up to $39,999 – are:

A long list of clients come in at the up to $29,999 level for executive advocacy, including:

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