Our longstanding relationships with
key government decision-makers
allow us to effectively influence
legislative and executive initiatives,
minimize potential roadblocks, and
streamline the bureaucratic
processes -- saving our clients
time and money.

Nick Barrella - Managing Partner and Co-Director of Lobbying Services
Tim Sheridan - Partner and Co-Director of Lobbying Services
Katie Neer - Legislative Representative

Nick Barrella
Managing Partner and Co-Director of Lobbying Services
  With over thirty years of government, political and professional lobbying experience, Mr. Barrella has long been recognized as one of New York’s top lobbyists. His unmatched charisma, attention to detail and hands-on approach are characteristics that not only help attract elite clientele, but are also the reasons behind Capitol Group’s high rate of lobbying success.

Recent accomplishments include securing millions of dollars in state funding for a major research and development facility, delivering substantial regulatory, legislative and procurement results for national and global clients like Microsoft, Symantec, Wendy’s International, Inc., Waste Management, and Rite Aid Corporation.
Prior to forming Capitol Group, LLC, Mr. Barrella was Partner at Capitol Insight, LLC and was responsible for the firm’s lobbying practice. Prior to that, Mr. Barrella served as Director of Government Affairs for Capitol Hill Management Services, a lobbying and association management firm. During his seventeen years of public service, Mr. Barrella held several high-level positions in New York State government including Director of the NYS Housing Finance Agency and Executive Director of the NYS Health Planning Commission. Mr. Barrella also had the distinction of serving two New York Governors -- Governor Hugh L. Carey and Governor Mario M. Cuomo. Mr. Barrella holds a BA from Manhattan College.

Tim Sheridan
Partner and Co-Director of Lobbying Services

Mr. Sheridan joined Capitol Group, LLC almost ten years ago and has been a significant reason for the firm’s success over the last decade. Mr. Sheridan’s astute no-nonsense approach to lobbying and government affairs has allowed him to deliver successful results for our clients time after time.

Recent client accomplishments include embarking on a major political battle that ultimately prevented the State Legislature and the Governor from improperly seizing millions of dollars in state revenue earmarked for a major statewide association, orchestrating the passage of a groundbreaking law to promote a statewide tourism and recreation initiative and blocking the passage of a law detrimental to New York’s pharmacy industry.

In addition to over twenty years of lobbying and government affairs experience, Mr. Sheridan has held several high-ranking positions in state government and private industry. These positions include Program Research Analyst for the Office of the Assembly Speaker, Assistant Vice President for Government Affairs for the NYS Urban Development Corporation, Director of Governmental Affairs for Governor Mario M. Cuomo, Director of Government & Member Services for the NYS Business Council, and Director of Scheduling for Governor Hugh L. Carey. Tim is a graduate of Niagara University.

Katie Neer
Legislative Representative
  Kate Neer, a recent graduate of SUNY Albany has joined Capitol Group, LLC as Legislative Representative. Ms. Neer has held a number of internships including: the NYS Assembly internship program, where she worked in Assemblyman William Colton's office; the office of former US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton; and, for Capitol Group, LLC.

Kate graduated magna cum laude from the University at Albany with a degree in political science, business and women's studies and is attending Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.