Why Choose Valerie Brown Esq. LLC to Lead Your Lobbying Efforts?
Effective Communication, Understanding of Complex Policies and the Ability to Balance Interests
Working with elected officials can be a complicated, frustrating process for an organization with specific goals and a modest budget. When you hire Ms. Brown to lobby your position, you will be able to rest assured that you are working with a pro. Ms. Brown has the knowledge needed to balance multiple and competing interests, as well as legislative and regulatory complexities and the various legislators’ myriad political concern. Ms. Brown will put your organization’s policy goals first, making sure your message is communicated loudly and clearly to those who need to hear it.
Ms. Brown’s follow-up is tenacious and, quite frankly, essential in a noisy political arena like New Jersey. Put Ms. Brown’s efforts to work for your organization and you’ll save time and money knowing that the message is being heard by the right decision-makers.
“Valerie Brown has shown her diligent and effective abilities in moving a bill through the legislature. She has sought out those who would be effective sponsors and at each step of the way explained the intent and the outcome sought. She is gracious, hardworking, and widely respected.
—Anna Maria Pittella, Esquire, Red Bank, NJ
How Do You Select the Right Lobbyist for Your Organization? Choose Someone with Insider Legislative Connections, Skilled Expertise & Bipartisan Direct Access
Let’s face it: time is money. Before you hire a professional to advocate with New Jersey legislators on your organization’s behalf, it’s important to consider your non-profit’s mission and goals. There are plenty of people who call themselves lobbyists. It’s critical to your success that you choose a lobbyist who can easily understand your goals and will perfect your organization’s message in a way that can be efficiently and effectively communicated to those who can help you make a difference.
Ms. Brown offers her clients a rare combination of
professional experience and expertise:
- Attorney-at-Law, Licensed in NJ and PA
- Nationally Recognized and Award-winning Registered Lobbyist
- New Jersey Supreme Court Trained Mediator
- Trained in Collaborative Law
- Master’s Degree in Political Science
- Author of New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Lobbying for Lawyers
- More than 20 Years’ Experience as a Nonprofit Executive and in Association Management
- Mindfulness Practitioner Since 1995
Get Your Message Heard: Choose a Lobbyist with the Rights Contacts & Skills
In a typical two-year New Jersey Legislative Session, nearly 10,000 bills are introduced. Did you know that less than five percent of those bills are enacted into law? The truth is, so very few receive legislative action of any kind. To make sure your issue stands out in the sea of noise New Jersey lawmakers face each session, you need to choose a lobbyist, like Valerie Brown, who has the right contacts and right skills.
“Valerie has knowledge of every aspect of getting our collaborative law passed, including organizing us, targeting the right politicians in the right way, at the right time, knowing what challenges could affect us, and how to get past them….”
—John Caroli, CFP, Bernard Caroli Wealth Management, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Put Valerie Brown’s Legislative and Legal Expertise to Work for Your Organization
Valerie served as Legislative Counsel for the New Jersey Bar Association for nearly 20 years. She also served as chief lobbyist for New Jersey’s Legal Aid Society. She has deep roots in law and progressive public policy. Lawmakers trust Ms. Brown’s diverse expertise. From aviation law to Workers’ Compensation, she deeply understands the law.
“I have known and worked with Valerie for many years and have always known her to be a true professional; her hard work and dedication are unparalleled. Valerie’s ability to work with everyone across ideological lines makes her a great asset to any organization.”
—Senator Peter Barnes, Edison, NJ
Valerie Brown, Esq. is Bipartisan and Multicultural
Black and Latino legislators make up roughly one quarter of the New Jersey State Legislature. They chair many of the most influential legislative committees and hold critical leadership positions. Valerie Brown, Esquire, LLC is one of the few minority-owned lobbying firms in Trenton. Clients experience the difference.
It’s more than simply knowledge; Valerie Brown offers Mindful and Effective Action
Mindfulness, the non-judgmental awareness of the present moment, is a critical element of effective communication. Likewise, laser-sharp focus on content and message is an important ingredient of a winning strategy. When you hire Valerie Brown, Esq., you can be assured that every detail of your campaign will be managed with focused attention. Ms. Brown wants you to do what you do best; she will be your voice with legislators. Enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that your issue is in the right hands.
When it Comes to NJ Politics, It’s All About Who You Know
“I have worked with Valerie Brown extensively serving the State of New Jersey for Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan. Her vast experience in the nuance of New Jersey legislative milieu have been a great mutual benefit to our work together. Valerie exhibits a blend of relationships, political understanding and public policy depth that is rare in the State House.”
Chief of Staff, Asm. Patrick Diegnan, Assembly Deputy Speaker/Parliamentarian
Elected officials are the decision-makers in New Jersey. However, legislative staffers should never be underestimated. They are trusted advisors to our governmental leaders and they are highly influential in swaying legislative opinion. They craft legislative recommendations that affect your ability to persuade lawmakers. Ms. Brown works closely in a non-partisan manner with Legislative staffs for more than 20 years. She has proudly built trusting, long-lasting relationships.
It’s true in life and in politics: There’s strength in numbers.
The art of building coalitions requires bringing together diverse groups with common interests and goals. Ms. Brown’s breath of experience gives you the opportunity to reach like-minded organizations that support your issue.