Government Relations

Robert Carroll Feldstein & Peirce’s government relations team assists national, regional and local entities with complex problems with the State of Rhode Island. For over 30 years, numerous Fortune 100 companies, trade associations and non-profit organizations retain our Government Relations attorneys, who have influenced and shaped legislation and regulatory initiatives to protect and promote our clients’ interests.

Our government relations attorneys offer extensive experience in public advocacy at the Rhode Island General Assembly on a wide range of legislative issues, including personal and corporate income tax legislation, health care regulation, tort reform, insurance regulation and general business issues. Members have expertise in leadership and committee advocacy on complex subjects as well as drafting legislation and amendments.

The team represents health maintenance organizations, health insurers, property and casualty insurers, financial institutions and businesses with licensing and regulatory issues before the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation, the Department of Health, the Department of Environmental Management and the Coastal Resources Management Council.

Representative Matters

  • Served as the principal legislative advocate on behalf of the business community before the Rhode Island General Assembly leading to the enactment of a comprehensive restructuring of the Rhode Island personal income tax code in 2009.
  • Drafted and secured enactment of legislation to secure tax incremental financing by municipalities following enactment of a statewide cap on property tax growth.
  • Ongoing representation a national health insurer in connection with state legislative initiatives to implement the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.