Florida Trend August 2020, Nick Iarossi and Ron LaFace Jr.
2019 COMPENSATION: Approximately $12.5 million ($7.5 million legislative and $5 million executive branch)
ABOUT: LaFace, the son of an attorney, and Iarossi, a former legislative staffer and attorney, founded the firm in January 2003 along with Gerald Wester and Pat O’Connel, who have both since retired. Today, the shop has 12 lobbyists — six of whom are Florida-licensed attorneys, who only lobby and do not practice law. Jim Boxold, a former policy advisor to Jeb Bush and secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation under former Gov. Rick Scot, is managing partner of the firm.
A couple of years ago, Capital City added a Tampa office. Earlier this year, the firm moved its Tallahassee team into a $4.5-million headquarters on Jefferson Street across from the Capitol.