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Lobbying Resume

An AV® rated lawyer; state government lobbyist; political advisor and fund-raiser; legal author; public speaker; and former securities and insurance arbitrator -- Mr. Garcia is an effective advocate for clients before the Florida Legislature, Florida Cabinet and state agencies.

For almost 30 years as a lawyer and 20 years as a legislative and executive branch lobbyist, he assists clients to develop a winning strategy, strong allies and obtain results:  


Lobbying Success
  • Millions in budget appropriations for higher education fellowships, healthcare, consumer awareness and public safety programs
  • Protection for pro-economic development sales tax exemptions
  • Regulatory fairness or exemptions for game promotions, insurance and securities, and consumer transactions
  • New felony criminal penalties for illegal pirate radio operators
  • A “tough path back” hardship drivers license option for repeat DUI offenders to increase public safety
  • Property, auto, health, and life insurance protections for professionals, business owners, families, and consumers
  • Licenses and regulatory fairness for financial institutions, securities broker dealers and investment advisory firms, stockbrokers, investment advisors, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, CPAs, lawyers, business owners, general contractors, auto dealers, yacht brokers, a survey/mapper, restaurant and adult beverage establishments, and fireworks dealers
Representative Clients and Issues
  • World Touch Gaming (gaming, regulatory, tax & consumer protection)
  • Florida Association of Broadcasters ( tax, public safety & regulatory)
  • Florida Education Fund (budget & higher education)
  • Driver Safety Forum (transportation & public safety)
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (public safety)
  • VGL, Inc. (equipment leasing, tax & regulatory)
  • Florida Justice Association (legal, insurance & healthcare)
  • Bellaire Beach Home Owners Association (budget & tourism)
  • Mutual Benefits Corporation (insurance & securities regulatory)
  • Maritrans, Inc. (tax & maritime)
  • Committee for Sam Gibbons (reapportionment & election law)
  • Stimsonite Corporation (transportation procurement & public safety)
  • PRIDE (federal labor, prison & tax)
  • Smokeless Tobacco Council (federal tax & healthcare)
  • Greenberg Traurig (federal finance & tax)
  • Kellogg Company (regulatory health & education)
  • Proposition for Limited Casinos (constitutional gaming campaign)
  • AMPCO Parking (procurement, public safety & tourism)

Post Office Box 11069 ~ Tallahassee, Florida 32302
PH: 850-933-7150 ~ Fax: 850-222-3957