Michael Grote  ​J.D.

Address:   28 North 8th Street

​                  Suite 317

                  Columbia, Missouri 65201

E-mail:     Mike@ga2.us

Phone:      (573) 256-7060

Professional Information

Michael D. Grote’s background includes Missouri and federal lobbying and political consulting & Campaign finance compliance. A native Oklahoman, he moved to Missouri to attend Westminster College. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College, he attended the University of Missouri, School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate. He went on to work for a number of statewide and local political candidates in Missouri. Grote developed policy recommendations and directed the enactment of those proposals for political campaigns. In 2001, he joined the staff of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a lobbyist.


During his tenure with the Missouri Chamber, Michael Grote served as vice-president of governmental affairs; he was responsible for developing the agenda and managing all legislative activity for the organization. 


Since 2008, Grote has been working as the vice-president of Grote & Associates, managing the governmental affairs activities of the corporation. In this capacity, Grote represents clients before the Missouri General Assembly, the Governor and his executive administration. Grote combines his more than 17 years in the Missouri capitol advocating for clients with a unique understanding of the political process to successfully manage outcomes for clients of Grote and Associates. Additionally, he has served as managing partner of the Grote Group L.L.C. a law firm specializing in campaign finance and election law compliance.


Description of Services and Fees

Legislative Monitoring - $1500/month (annual)

Initial Consultation to understand your needs and issues

Coordinate meetings with legislators

Creation of issue papers for use during meetings

Legislative issue alerts (as appropriate)

Personally tailored weekly report

Legislative Analysis - $2500/ month (annual)

All of the services offered in Legislative Monitoring

Detailed bill tracking and analysis, email updates and action recommendations

Detailed tracking of state regulations, analysis and updates

Pertinent committee hearing attendance and updates

Facilitating with Legislative Meetings and Company Introductions

Assisting with Company Events at the Capitol

Meetings with all decision makers and stakeholders as necessary

Legislative Solutions - $3500/month (annual)

All of the services offered in Legislative Monitoring and Analysis

Thorough evaluation of the legislative or regulatory changes you seek

Strategy session to assess and refine efforts

Preparation of all required correspondence

Drafting of any specific legislative or regulatory language

Assist with all projects and activities that impact the client

Active daily legislative relations in support of or in opposition to issues


Legislative Appropriations - $4500/month (annual)

Monitor all activities as they relate to the current fiscal year budget

Assist with relationship development with legislators that have budget impact

Assist with relationship development with executive administration

Work with members of the legislature to secure appropriations


Ethics and Compliance Support - $350/ hour

Discussion and Analysis of Campaign Finance and Lobbyist Regulations

Evaluation of Issues before the Missouri Ethics Commission

Preparation of Campaign Finance Reports, Lobbyist Reports and Principal Reports

Representation before the Missouri Ethics Commission

Grote and Associates will develop a specific government affairs program and solutions incorporating any of the services we provide and coordinating to your exact legislative needs

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