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Kyle J. Gilster

Team Lead
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Influence is power.
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Government Advocacy

Trusted relationships, tailored tactics.

Husch Blackwell advocates for clients when state and federal government affairs intersect with clients’ business interests. To advance favorable solutions, we work closely with clients to frame and deliver persuasive, consistent messages to legislative, administrative and regulatory decision-makers.

Our attorneys have years of experience working in state and federal government and representing entities at the state and federal levels. Taking into account short-term imperatives and long-term strategic solutions, our team helps clients shape the legislative and regulatory landscape in a way that not only guides agendas but also leads industry.

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Get in touch with our Government Advocacy team.

Kyle J. Gilster

Team Lead
View our entire team  Download Service 
Influence is power.

Our guidance to clients in the government advocacy sector includes:

Federal government affairs

Our experienced team ensures that client voices are heard by lawmakers in Washington. We continually build relationships and educate decision-makers on the business challenges of our clients. When necessary, we develop and guide legislation through Congress - or work to block or amend adverse legislation.

State government affairs

Husch Blackwell has established practices in Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas and Colorado that handle state-level advocacy for clients. We advise on issues such as taxation, land use, energy projects, zoning and economic development incentives, healthcare and cannabis. Contacts include:

  • Missouri: Lowell Pearson
  • Nebraska: Kyle J. Gilster, Harold “Hal” Daub, Ronald J. Sedlacek
  • Texas: J. Christopher Hughes
  • Wisconsin: Michael S. Rogowski
  • Kansas: Michael R. Murray
  • Colorado: Joshua Hanfling, 303.749.7200; R.D. Sewald, 303.749.7200
State and federal regulatory law

Our team is well versed in how to best navigate the state and federal regulatory maze. Depending on circumstances, we achieve results by reaching out informally to key agency staff; responding to rulemakings, enforcement actions and requests for public comment; participating in hearings; and advocating for clients within the framework of state or federal administrative procedure.

Husch Blackwell Strategies

Our firm’s affiliation with a full-suite lobbying and government affairs consultancy, Husch Blackwell Strategies, helps ensure robust government solutions for clients. The collaboration between our lawyers and other professionals allows us to seamlessly extend services outside of the legal profession to our clients.

Testimonial Reachel Beichley, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, MRIGlobal

“Ninety percent of the work that we do is for the U.S. government, and we needed boots on the ground in D.C. to help us out. [Husch Blackwell professionals] in the D.C. office are making the contacts and helping us develop relationships. They have opened so many doors. The outcomes have been tremendous.”

Read how invested partnerships make a difference
Client Results

Nebraska Legislature retains sales tax exemption for commercial laundries.

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