Together Marc Aprea and Chris Micheli built Aprea & Micheli into one of the top lobbying firms in California. Each of them had established his own, very successful lobbying practice beginning in the 1990s. In 2007, they joined together to create the current firm in order to offer personalized political, legislative, and administrative advice and advocacy for a diverse group of clients. In November 2009, Capitol Weekly, the newspaper of California government and politics, ranked Aprea & Micheli as one of the "best small lobbying firms" in Sacramento (among over 400 lobbying firms).
Our firm represents a wide variety of clients including Fortune 100 companies, national and statewide trade associations, public agencies, and nonprofits. We have had the privilege of representing many of our firm’s clients (e.g., AEG, Hewlett Packard, Mercury General Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SCI, and Republic Services) for more than a decade. These companies chose Aprea & Micheli and remain long-term clients because we consistently deliver results that maximize our clients' business objectives throughout California. We carry out our mission by thoroughly understanding our clients' needs, being well grounded in the state's political environment, developing sound strategic plans and by diligently pursuing our clients' objectives. We do so in an ethical manner that preserves the credibility of our clients and our firm.
The most important strength of our team is its demonstrated ability to work with clients to create and successfully implement innovative, near-term and long-term strategic plans covering all facets of an effective state governmental affairs program. We are particularly skilled in developing plans that, while tailored to the client's specific needs in Sacramento, are based on extensive knowledge of potential opportunities, as well as historical policy initiatives. We also pride ourselves in our extensive communications with our clients regarding political, legislative and executive branch developments.