Maryland Government Relations

The policy decisions that are made by Maryland's General Assembly, Baltimore City Council, and District of Columbia Council have serious impact on local businesses in the state.  Those legislative decisions sometimes lead to higher costs, additional duties and greater liability for business owners.  If a business is to remain competitive and strong, it must be in a position to influence legislative decision-making. The team at Opara Law is prepared to make that happen.

We are your Maryland and Baltimore policy advocates.  Clay Opara, an experienced Maryland government relations professional and a former member of the Maryland State Legislature, serves as a legislative and executive advocate for a variety of businesses.  Mr. Opara has the ability to work well with state and local legislators, as well as agency heads.

Government relations services offered by our firm include:

  • Bill and amendment drafting
  • Coalition and ally development
  • Direct lobbying
  • Legislative and regulatory monitoring
  • Procurement
  • Providing testimony before all legislative and administrative bodies
  • Strategic and political advice

Clay Opara is a skilled government relations specialist in Maryland with many years of experience.  The team at Opara Law provides testimony before all administrative and legislative bodies, and performs legislative and regulatory monitoring for their clients.  The firm regularly produces advocacy materials that successfully convey the messages of their clients, including drafting legislative alerts, bills and amendments. 

As part of Opara Law’s Government Relations practice, Clay Opara helps clients with their lobbying efforts and legislative representation.  Mr. Opara has represented the following clients as a registered lobbyist in Maryland, The Baltimore City Council and The District of Columbia Council:

  • Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO)
  • Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA)
  • Centaur Entertainment
  • Centers for Poverty Solutions
  • Chesapeake Urology Association
  • eBay, Inc.
  • Express Scripts
  • Feld Entertainment (Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus)
  • Gaudenzia, Inc.
  • KPMG Consulting
  • Maryland Association of Mortgage Brokers
  • MD/DE/DC Beverage Associatioin
  • Merck and Company, Inc.
  • Merck-Medco Managed Care, LLC
  • Merritt Properties, LLC
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Pacific Rehabilitation of Maryland
  • Paniagua's Enterprises
  • Prince George's County Planning Board
  • Progressive Insurance Company
  • Recovermat, LLC
  • StubHub, Inc.
  • SYSCOM, Inc.
  • Tech International
  • Yorkway Associates

With regard to formulating strategies, the team at Opara Law takes a proactive approach toward influencing public policy and seeks to bring about positive results by putting those strategies into action.  The decisions of Maryland government have a direct impact on your business. Together we can focus and lobby for the changes that will benefit you and your company. 

As part of the procurement process, Mr. Opara strives to align clients' products and services with key decision makers.  Our firm excels in developing allies and coalitions of organizations that have like-minded goals.

Government affairs can be a large, complex arena.  However, the team at Opara Law provides clients with the highest level of representation possible.  We act as your own personal Maryland political consultants as you take on local legislation. 

If you would like to discuss your needs with respect to government relations, contact Clay Opara today at 410-685-0900.

Contact Us

400 East Joppa RD. Suite 40 Towson, MD 21286
Email: - Phone: 410-685-0900 - Toll Free number: 888-248-8006