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Alexander & Cleaver Reloads With New Government Relations Team

from Baltimore & For three decades, Alexander & Cleaver has been a leader in Maryland’s lobbying corps, known for its long-term success on… Read More »

Tocknell Joins A&C’s Lobby Group

We hope you share our excitement that Emily E. Tocknell, currently in the Hogan Administration, is leaving her position as Assistant Director of Policy and Government Affairs with the Maryland Department of Commerce and joining the A&C Government Relations Team.

Alexander & Cleaver Adds Zektick to Team

We are very excited to announce that Barbara Zektick, has joined our firm and is now working for our government relations clients. With her government relations/lobbying and legal experience, she will be an immediate asset to all clients of the firm.


Alexander & Cleaver followed Maryland’s primary election yesterday closely. Some of us worked the polls, and attended election night parties — congratulations to all… Read More »


A&C Founding Partners, Gary Alexander and Jim Cleaver, are life-long, diehard Caps fans, and have had season tickets in the same seats since the Capitals Hockey Team started 43 years ago. Gary’s son, Cory, was a very good goalie in high school and college. Jim took up playing hockey in his 40’s and almost learned to skate backwards. The firm has provided legal services over the years to many of the Caps players and their families. All the years of playoff frustration ARE OVER — THIS YEAR THE CAPS WON THE STANLEY CUP!


The A&C Team worked for our clients at the Maryland Municipal League Annual Meeting earlier this month in Ocean City. This is one of the premier networking events and includes hundreds of elected officials and staff fromgovernment across the state. The A&C conference “kick-off” party is always a highlight.

A&C Grows Its Government Representation

We were thrilled when the City of New Carrollton selected Alexander & Cleaver as its City Attorney.  A&C Attorney Jason DeLoach is pictured with New Carrollton Mayor Andrew Hanko, one of Maryland’s longest serving municipal elected officials.  Jason also represents the Town of Brentwood, the Town of Fairmont Heights, and the City of Seat Pleasant. A&C is proud to represent cities and towns across the state in a variety of capacities, including government relations services and specialized legal services for Maryland counties.

Largest Crowd Ever Attends A&C End of Session Event!

Despite working up to the midnight session ending gavel, the hosted our biggest crowd ever for our 22nd Client Appreciation Open House on the last day of the Maryland General Assembly.  A&C is known for its NETWORKING events held throughout the year from one end of the state to the other!  Now each client will receive their “End of Session 2018 Report” that highlights bills, and topics of interest, as all eyes turn to Maryland’s upcoming elections.

Welcome Home A&C Attorney Raylynn Cummings!

Jim Cleaver and Gary Alexander welcome Raylynn Cummings to the Fort Washington Office as the firm’s newest attorney. The Fort Washington native has been serving as Law Clerk for Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Charles J. Peters, who wished her well: “Raylynn has been a hardworking and outstanding Clerk, and I know she will be an asset to her firm, Alexander & Cleaver, that has a longstanding excellent reputation for representing their clients” Raylynn is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, and the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Could your business benefit from an employee handbook?

Employee handbooks can protect employers by giving employees plenty of notice of business policies.  However, if the handbooks are poorly or improperly drafted,… Read More »

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