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Kutak Rock Strengthens Government Relations Practice with Addition of Sandra Hagen Solin

News | March 7, 2018

Kutak Rock is pleased to announce that it has welcomed top government relations strategist Sandra Hagen Solin to the firm’s Government Relations Practice Group, an assembly of lawyers and policy advisers that have a broad range of expertise and an extensive network of relationships and contacts established through years of successful government efforts in Washington, D.C., and at the state and local level. 

Ms. Solin focuses her work on a variety of industries, including business, development, land use, infrastructure, public finance, technology, transportation, energy, utilities, tourism and economic development.

For more than 25 years, Ms. Solin has guided clients in navigating the intersection of politics and business. Prior to joining Kutak Rock, Ms. Solin was the founder/CEO of Capitol Solutions, a premier full-spectrum government affairs firm representing business clients at the local, state, and federal levels solving complex public affairs challenges for many of Colorado's leading corporate clients, Fortune 500 companies and trade associations.

Named one of the “Top 10 Colorado Politicos to Watch in 2018” by Colorado Politics and a "Colorado Influencer" by the national Campaigns and Elections magazine, Ms. Solin is known as one of Colorado’s top legislative, media and political strategists. Sandra serves as the GOP Political Analyst for Denver’s FOX31/KDVR and provides political insight and commentary for media outlets locally and nationally.

“Sandra is a highly regarded strategist with an excellent reputation throughout the state of Colorado,” said Tiffanie Stasiak, managing partner for Kutak Rock’s Denver office.  “Sandra’s arrival allows us to expand our government advocacy capabilities not only in Denver, but nationwide.  Her proven track record, experience and effectiveness will be a tremendous asset to our existing group of government relations professionals here at Kutak Rock.”

“Kutak Rock brings to the marketplace an ideal combination of lawyers and lobbyists with a comprehensive understanding of federal and state policies and regulatory processes,” noted Penfield W. Tate III. “We have an in-depth understanding of government and political perspectives across the country that allows us to provide our clients with personalized attention and comprehensive government representation.”

“I am excited to join Kutak Rock’s Government Relations Practice Group and expand their robust team,” said Solin. “Kutak Rock’s great lawyers and strategists coupled with their collaborative culture makes it a great fit for me.”

Ms. Solin has advised statewide and Congressional Republican candidates over the years, including Bill Owens for Governor, John Suthers for Attorney General, Wayne Allard for US Senate, Bob Beauprez for Congress and Governor, George Brauchler for Attorney General and Walker Stapleton for Governor.

Kutak Rock represents its clients’ interests on a variety of legislative and regulatory matters before all levels of government, from state and local governments to federal regulatory agencies, Congress and the Executive Branch. Kutak Rock’s government relations team includes a former U.S. Senator, former senior federal government officials, former Congressional staff members, experienced lobbyists and former association executives.