Lockridge Grindal Nauen Announces Merger of their Washington, D.C. Office with Primacy Strategy Group​

Single firm consultancy to offer unprecedented service offerings at all levels of government

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Washington, D.C. – Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. (LGN) today announced the merger of their Washington, D.C. office and federal government relations practice with Primacy Strategy Group (PSG).

Primacy Strategy Group is a 50/50 joint-venture between Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. (LGN), a Minnesota-based law firm, with state and federal lobbying teams and Synergetic Endeavors, a St. Paul-based consulting firm specializing in grassroots advocacy, public relations, coalition building and association management.

“Under the leadership of PSG CEO Ryan Kelly, this merger will be a substantial enhancement for our existing clients,” said Ted Grindal, Partner at Lockridge Grindal Nauen, “I am impressed with the combined team that has been assembled and the enormous potential for future growth and expansion.”

The merger, in conjunction with upcoming notable staff additions, fortifies Primacy Strategy Group as a full-service government relations and public affairs firm. The PSG team offers a full spectrum of management and communications services for its clients. These services include association management and coalition building, grassroots and grasstops mobilization, nationwide government and regulatory affairs expertise at the federal, state and local levels, as well as government procurement services. PSG will also provide clients with expanded public affairs and communications services, including strategic communications planning, media relations, social and digital media strategy and reputation management.

“We are excited about this merger and the opportunity to expand the PSG team and build on the 27 years of successes of the LGN D.C. office,” said Ryan Kelly, CEO of the Primacy Strategy Group, “Going forward all of our clients will be able to take advantage of PSG’s expanded service offerings, particularly clients with complex policy and public affairs challenges that span multiple states and jurisdictions.”

This dynamic partnership between LGN and Primacy Strategy Group combines the talents of the two firms providing clients with a comprehensive suite of services throughout the United States and in Washington, D.C.

“Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to have seasoned, experienced government relations and public affairs professionals who have a robust knowledge of on the ground, actionable intelligence from which comprehensive strategies at all levels of government can be implemented on behalf of our clients,” said Rebecca Kanninen, Senior Vice President of Primacy Strategy Group.

Primacy Strategy Group assumes responsibility of the Washington, D.C. office effective October 2020. For more information on LGN, visit www.locklaw.com, and for PSG, please see www.primacysg.com.