Our range of knowledge and experience with the General Assembly, administration, and state agencies is quite broad and covers the full range of business needs – including legislative issues through taxes, government contracts, environmental regulation, health regulation, work force issues, economic development and virtually any aspect of doing business in or with Virginia.

Engagements may be ongoing or transactional. Most of our clients have been with us for years, but we also have numerous clients for whom we have successfully undertaken short-term engagements. The Smith Group can tailor a legislative or administrative program to meet your specific needs delivering bottom line cost effective results.

The Smith Group is committed to your success and will work with you and your organization to achieve the best possible outcome.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wholesale Distribution
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Vending Industry
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Commercial Fishing & Seafood Industries
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals


Some testimonials from our clients

Allen Michie – McLane Company

Jeff Smith and The Smith Group have proven to be an invaluable asset to the wholesale distributor industry for many, many years. Their understanding of the wide variety of details and issues that we as distributors deal with on a daily basis, provides tremendous benefit to us from the Virginia legislature, to the Attorney General’s office, to the Department of Taxation.

Burnie Staples – Atlantic Financial Services

The Smith Group has long been a key resource to the Virginia Financial Services Association and the consumer finance industry in general. Their insight into the dynamics of the consumer finance industry has proven time and again to be a key in both protecting the industry legislatively as well as creating positive interaction with regulatory agencies.

Brett Vassey – Virginia Manufacturers Association

The Smith Group is a trusted ally of the VMA and Virginia manufacturers. The firm’s expertise in the General Assembly and dedication to industry is unmatched.

Robin Ray – Atlantic Dominion Distributors & Hoffman Beverage

The Smith Group keeps our members well informed about the issues facing our industry, and has always been willing to represent us when necessary. I feel The Smith Group is an asset to our Association.

Kim Huskey – Virginia Seafood Council

The Virginia seafood industry has relied on the services of The Smith Group for many, many years. Their knowledge and understanding of the seafood industry in Virginia has been an enormous asset in dealing with the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Agriculture and the members of the General Assembly. The Smith Group has continually kept the members of the Virginia Seafood Council well informed on issues that impact our industry and has successfully help us navigate our way through the legislative process.

Carl Moser – Cardinal Canteen Food Service

The Smith Group has done a wonderful job representing VAMA’s best interest for so many years. Our industry has flourished in Virginia because of the relationship VAMA has had with Jeff Smith.