LGA Strategies, LLC is the culmination and combination of 35 years of experience in government and corporate relations.
LGA is a full-service lobbying and government affairs firm, dutifully registered in the Puerto Rico Senate and House of Representatives, as well as the US Congress. Our mission is to help our clients develop strategies that advance their business development and public policy initiatives.
LGA has ample experience
in a wide range of issues, including but certainly not limited to: banking, federal funds procurement, food and restaurants, health, insurance, international trade, local government, manufacture, permits, public finance, retail, tax incentives, and telecommunications.
Whether you seek new legislation, need a modified regulation or want to put a stop to adverse legislation or government decision, we have the knowledge and experience to achieve extraordinary results.
Cirilo F. Cruz-Tejeda, Esq.
Cirilo Cruz brings to LGA Strategies an extraordinary experience of more than fifteen years in government and corporate relations. For seven years, he served as Chief of Staff for the Judiciary and Internal Affairs Committees, and as the Speaker’s Legal and Legislative Counsel for the House of Representatives for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Cruz-Tejeda is a renown lobbying expert representing numerous multinational and Fortune 500 corporations, drawing on his experience in: state and federal legislative affairs, grassroots management, coalition building and strategic communications. He excelled as Vice-president of Legal and Legislative Affairs for the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce for four years, where he effectively represented and advocated in favor of multiple business sectors. He later joined SDA Global, a public affairs company.
Mr. Cruz earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico, followed by a Juris Doctor from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Law. He has been a professor of Legislative Process at graduate level. Currently, Mr. Cruz is among the handful of attorneys authorized by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court to offer legislative process seminars under Continuing Legal Education Programs.
Esteban A. López-Rosado, Esq.
Esteban brings to LGA Strategies a solid background in federal and state public, governmental and legislative affairs, providing strategic client counsel and senior level advocacy. López-Rosado is a seasoned strategist in grassroots management and coalition building, with extensive experience in creating and executing lobbying and public affairs strategies on high profile issues.
Mr. López-Rosado has been a key player on all major tax issues taken up by the legislature during the last nine years. He has a proven track record implementing aggressive strategies to prevent legislative offensives against his clients. He has also successfully represented various municipalities securing federal funds during the last decade.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. López-Rosado served as a congressional legislative aide in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the Senate of Puerto Rico’s committees on International and Federal Affairs, and Banking and Consumer Affairs. He holds a B.A. in Public Administration and a Juris Doctor from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico.
LGA Strategies will assist your company in the establishment of solid relationships with the local governments, trade associations and NGO’s to ensure a stable growth and protect your interests. A full service lobbying firm, LGA Strategies specializes in creating, implementing and changing public policy.
Your legislative or business objectives need to be clear and straightforward. Achieving them in a timely and cost-effective manner requires navigating a number of different elements in the political process. Winning support for a critical project and maintaining good working relations with the government usually requires meetings with key government decision makers, followed by appearances, testimonies and hearings before government agencies and the organization of grassroots and media campaign. LGA Strategies will assess your particular challenge from an innovative angle and develop the most appropriate strategy to tackle it.
To those ends, we:
Lobby government’s executive and legislative branches.
Analyze and develop policy and legislative proposals.
Schedule meetings and presentations with elected officials, heads of agencies, legislators and administration officials.
Prepare testimony messages and supporting materials to be presented before Congressional and Commonwealth legislative committees.
Build political, trade and support coalitions.
Coordinate with national and local interest & consumer groups.
Mobilize grassroots support.
Develop communications strategies and materials.
Provide crisis-management counsel.
Provide support for business development and identify new business opportunities.
Identify and secure federal funding for municipalities.