Government Relations

Repeatedly named by Utah Business Magazine as two of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in the field of Government Relations, Firm Partners Christopher J. Kyler, and Michael J. Ostermiller has over twelve years of experience in government relations.

Chris Kyler serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Utah Association of Realtors and Mike Ostermiller serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors. In addition to representing Realtors throughout the State, our government relations attorneys have represented numerous Fortune 500 companies, National Associations such as the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, major utilities, natural gas and alternative energy companies, gas exploration companies, health care companies, small businesses, transportation and construction companies, private higher education companies, charter schools, and various other private clients.

Mr. Kyler and Mr. Ostermiller represent clients on the federal, state, and local level and have worked on matters including property tax, corporate tax, severance tax, utility laws, telecommunication laws, and internet laws. They successfully drafted and passed the Utah Land Use Development & Management Act which simplified the impact fee process and eminent domain law. They have also secured hundreds of millions of dollars in appropriations for roads and capital facility projects for clients.

Forming the core of the KKOS Lobbying team, Mr. Ostermiller and Mr. Kyler are committed to representing their clients in an honest and professional manner. They have built their practice on the foundation that winning is everything. Their clients come to them and stay with them because they win.

In addition to legislative advocacy, Mr. Kyler and Mr. Ostermiller are responsible for campaigning, fund-raising, and PAC money disbursement and offer a full-range of government relations advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels. Additionally, they are frequent speakers in meetings across Utah where they help business leaders and their staff members better understand the legal and political issues facing their industries.