Testimonials

What people are saying about Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs...


“Matt identified a significant amendment on a discreet issue buried deep in a large, wide-ranging, technical bill that adversely affected our company and others in the industry. He drafted a proposed amendment that carved out the industry and developed a plan to oppose the provision. Matt worked collaboratively with other lobbyists against the bill.” - J. Martin A., general counsel for industry corporation.


 “For two years, my organization had sought unsuccessfully a meeting with a key state agency official concerning a proposal for legislation opposed by the agency. Matt contacted the official and arranged a meeting. His firm has provided invaluable advice, assistance and resources to our organization.” – Karen C., LPC, JD, attorney, psychotherapist and coalition volunteer.


“Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs came to our organization highly recommended by a lobbyist who was not able to meet our organization’s needs. Being relatively new to the process, our organization benefited from Matt’s experience, access and knowledge of the process. Matt is readily accessible day and night to answer questions about what is happening with legislation, provide an update and give advice and counsel. His demeanor, temperament and integrity inspire confidence. Matt has made many positive contributions to our organization’s mission and I would highly recommend him without hesitation.” – Kenneth Gurin, home care company owner and President, Home Care Association of America-Connecticut Chapter.


“As part of a coalition of business lawyers seeking a veto of legislation that would have imposed significant challenges for corporations in Connecticut, I contacted Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs. Matt provided advice and guidance on how to proceed and commented on letters and materials we submitted to the Governor. Matt also contacted officials in the Governor’s office on our behalf. Ultimately, with Matt’s guidance and contacts, we were successful in obtaining the Governor’s veto of the bill.” – Thomas K., attorney.


“Matt is a consummate professional with more than fifteen years of government relations and lobbying experience at the state Capitol. Well-respected by legislators and peers alike, Matt has the skills, knowledge and relationships that can help clients navigate the legislative and regulatory process and achieve their public policy objectives. As the founder and principal of Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs, Matt is uniquely positioned to provide the kind of personal service directly to clients, which they may not be able to get at other firms.” - Don P., government affairs professional and association executive.


“When my organization was seeking financial assistance from a state economic development agency, I reached out to Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs. Matt provided sound advice on how to proceed before the agency and position our application for success. As part of a strategy he developed, Matt contacted officials at the department on our behalf and provided good intelligence and feedback to help shape our interaction with the agency.” – Catherine S., executive director of educational support services organization.


“At the end of the 2013 legislative session, Matt identified an amendment in an implementer bill that would have expanded the state false claims act to construction contractors. If adopted, it would have been onerous and unfair to all contractors that do business with the state, including members of a construction contractors trade association that I operate, a client of Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs. Matt notified me and put into action a plan to oppose the provision, including forming a coalition of opponents. His work helped achieve a successful result: the provision was removed from the bill.” – Michael T., executive director, trade association management company.