Direct Representation

Barton & Kinney has more than twenty years combined experience lobbying the Members of the Alabama legislature, Administration, and state agencies. Representing a wide array of associations and industries, B&K has developed a reputation as one of Alabama’s top lobbyists and government affairs firms. We are a trustworthy source for reliable information with a proven success record in positively affecting the legislative process.

Federal Outreach

Relationships with Alabama’s Congressional Delegation, along with key staff contacts, allow B&K to provide clients with direct Congressional interaction. We have organized large association “fly-ins” as well as small district meetings on specific federal issues.

Media and Public Relations

Media and Public Relations often provide a vital enhancement to a legislative agenda. KCG has managed all aspects of this arena from placing letters to the editor and securing op eds, to managing comprehensive media campaigns involving media events and editorial board visits. Alison Kinney, has been recognized by the Public Relations Council of Alabama, receiving the Medallion Award for “Editorials and Editorial Replies.”

Association and Issue Management

Utilizing a vast network of Grassroots and Grass Tops contacts, B&K has successfully managed campaigns on issues ranging from Trade Promotion Authority to the Medicare Modernization Act. B&K also has a proven record of success managing associations, including the Alabama Beer Association and the Alabama World Trade Association. B&K has experience on comprehensive campaigns that includes town hall meetings, district Congressional meetings, grassroots and media work. Alison Kinney was recognized twice by the Public Relations Council of Alabama, receiving the Award of Excellence for Issue/Crisis Management.

PAC Development and Campaign Consulting

An integral part of the political process consists of campaigns and contributions. B&K can help your organization successfully develop a Political Action Committee, as well as a detailed plan to maximize the effectiveness of your political contributions. KCG has more than fifteen years experience managing Political Action Committees. Phillip Kinney has successfully managed every aspect of political campaigns and candidates from the United States Congress to Members of the Alabama legislature.

Economic Development 

Alabama is open for business and opportunities for corporations to enter the State or expand their existing business are fruitful. Barton & Kinney can help you navigate through the complex process of receiving economic development incentives. Maximizing the available assistance is key to making an economic development project a success. We have the experience and the relationships to help your company get the biggest advantage from the State and Local governments.


Government contracts are a crucial sales component for many corporations, and the process can be challenging to navigate. Often bureaucracy, regulations, and rules can drive companies away from the opportunity entirely. Understanding what an agency or governmental entity needs, knowing the best way to approach the process, and having the right relationships with key decision makers, makes B&K clients successful in the procurement of government contracts.