Our firm has over twenty years of experience in association management and provides legal, lobbying, and regulatory compliance services to state and national industry groups. We are equipped to provide the following services to associations or other industry groups:
Our firm manages the day-to-day affairs of the association; including planning and holding annual conferences and special meetings, maintaining an association website, managing all communications to and from the association, serving as custodian of association funds and handling the invoicing and collection of dues and special assessments.
Our firm monitors legislative and regulatory activities in all fifty states and actively represents the interests of the association as required. Our firm lobbies for the passage of important legislation or adoption of needed regulations as directed by membership of the association. We meet individually with legislators and testify before legislative committees to advance the positions of the association. We also direct and oversee on-site lobbyists in particular jurisdictions where appropriate and necessary.
Electronic Access to Tracking Systems:
Our firm routinely accesses electronic state-of-the-art legislative and legal tracking systems using specialized queries to identify and track legislation that affects a particular industry or trade group. Upon request, we also track pertinent issues for individual member companies.
In our capacity as General Counsel to any association, we evaluate case law, administrative opinions, or other regulatory guidance documents requiring legal analysis affecting association members or the industry overall. Our firm prepares legal memoranda, position papers, and legal correspondence as required and directed by the association.
Regulatory Compliance and Advice:
Upon request our firm can provide compliance assessments regarding various regulatory requirements that may apply to the business practices of individual members and/or their affiliated companies.
Representation Before Departments of Insurance
: As General Counsel for an association, we represent the interests of the association before Departments of Insurance, Departments of Commerce, Departments of Consumer Affairs, and other regulatory officials in all fifty states regarding issues affecting the particular business of the association.
Weekly Reporting During Legislative Sessions
: Weekly reports and conference calls are utilized for members during state legislative sessions to report and outline legislative activities relevant to the industry. Legislative alerts on activities requiring immediate attention of members are sent periodically throughout the various legislative sessions.
Updates and News Articles
: Our firm periodically sends news clips and other articles of interest to members.
We currently provide one or more of these services to the following industry trade groups:
Executive Director & General Counsel.
The SCIC is a national trade association whose member companies are affiliated with the offering of service contracts covering motor vehicles, homes, and consumer goods throughout the country.
Executive Director & General Counsel. The GAPA is a national trade association whose member companies offer guaranteed asset protection waivers covering motor vehicles throughout the country.
Executive Director & General Counsel. The MVPPA is a national trade association whose member companies offer motor vehicle protection products, including tire and wheel protection, paint-less dent repair, appearance care, key replacement, windshield repair and replacement, and theft protection products.
Florida Service Agreement Association (FSAA):
Executive Director & General Counsel. The FSAA is the only trade association in Florida whose member companies are affiliated with the offering of service contracts covering motor vehicles, homes, and consumer goods throughout the state.
Legislative Lobbyist. NAIFA-Florida is the state of Florida’s agent association whose members are engaged in the sale of life, variable annuity, and health insurance products as well as other financial products and services.
American Association of Independent Claims Professionals (AAICP):
Regulatory Services. The AAICP is a national trade association whose member companies provide third-party administration and insurance claims adjusting services to insurers, self-insured, and employers throughout the country.
Professional and trade associations come to Meenan P.A. for the assistance they need to create value for their stakeholders, advance their professions and industries, and live up to their mission statements. Our knowledge, skill, and experience allow us to provide value-added thought leadership, regulatory navigation, advocacy services, public relations, and much more.