Kasirer tops the list of New York lobbying firms in 2018

3/5/18 On Thursday, the Lobbying Bureau of the New York City Clerk’s Office released its annual report, revealing the top lobbying firms from the previous year. Consistency, service, and results have been the secret to our success. We are proud to be the only firm that has been ranked top of the list for nine years. Coverage from City & State New York is available here.

City and State

Kasirer edges Capalino as top NYC lobbying firm in 2017

“Kasirer has regained the title of top lobbyist in New York City, knocking Capalino off the throne… The 2017 numbers show that Kasirer may be reasserting itself as the city’s most in-demand [lobbying] firm.”

New York Daily News

City lobbyists collected record $95.6M in 2017 — with de Blasio pal losing spot as top-earner

“It was another banner year for city lobbyists…The No. 1 spot was claimed by Kasirer LLC, run by lobbyist Suri Kasirer.

Politico New York

City lobbying spending stagnated in 2017, as Capalino’s firm lost top-earning spot

“Last year also saw the city’s top lobbying firm, James F. Capalino & Associates, decrease its billings, while Kasirer LLC, headed by Suri Kasirer, became the city’s highest-earning lobbying firm, with $11.5 million in billings.”

New York Post

Lobbyists have stuffed their pockets under de Blasio
“Suri Kasirer’s firm, Kasirer LLC, led the way… Kasirer said she is a “very of big fan” of Speaker Corey Johnson and had campaigned for him to take over the speaker role.”

New York Post

Meet NYC’s new lobbying queen
“Topping the list is mega-lobbyist Suri Kasirer, a de Blasio pal for three decades…And she has strong ties to new City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who just hired one of her firm’s vice presidents as his deputy chief of staff.”

“The Closing: Suri Kasirer”The Real Deal

“Suri Kasirer on Inside City Hall, Speculation on Mayor de Blasio’s possible run for president”NY1 Consultants Corner
Suri Kasirer on Amazon canceling its plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City

“Amazon Abruptly Pulls Out of Planned HQ in NYC”Suri Kasirer, 7:55, “People underestimated how important it was to get local buy-in…”
NBC New York, News 4
NY1 Consultants Corner with Suri Kasirer July 31, 2017

“Discussion of Mayor de Blasio’s Response to Transit Union Advertising Campaign”NY1 Consultants Corner
New York Building Congress honors Suri Kasirer

“New York Building Congress honors Suri Kasirer at the 2017 Industry Recognition Gala” [left to right] Carlo Scissura (President of NY Building Congress), Marc Holliday (Chief Executive Officer of SL Green Realty Corp), Suri Kasirer (President of Kasirer LLC)11/16/17
Suri on NY1 Consultants Corner, June 19, 2017

“Consultants Analyze the Deadlock Over Mayoral Control of City Schools and More”NY1 Consultants Corner
Suri on NY1 Consultants Corner

“Consultants Grade the Mayor’s Choice to Fund Raise Out of State”NY1 Consultants Corner
Suri Kasirer - Coro - 30 Years of Visionary Leaders

“30 Years of Visionary Leaders”Coro New York Leadership
Center Awards Gala

Suri Kasirer - Arab American Experience Interview

“A Thousand and One Journeys:
The Arab Americans”
Documentary film (excerpt)
by Abe Kasbo

“The Closing: Suri Kasirer”

Suri Kasirer Featured
The Real Deal

“Above & Beyond: The 2019 Women of New York Law & Lobbying”

Julie Greenberg Honored
City & State

“Asked & Answered with Suri Kasirer”

Crain’s New York Business

“The 2019 New York City Power 100”

City & State

“Michael Cohen Testifies; Jumaane Williams Wins”

Suri Kasirer, 26:15 (audio)
Driving Forces, WBAI 99.5 FM

“What can Amazon do to sell its HQ2 plan in New York City?”

City & State

“The tectonic shift facing NYC government in 2021”

Suri Kasirer on the turnover in most of the city’s elected offices – and what it means.
City & State

“The 2018 Women Power 100”

City & State

“The 2018 Manhattan Power 50”

City & State

“Ramon Martinez, veteran of city government, to leave Council”


“$2.6M less spent on lobbying in New York from previous year”

New York Post

“The histories, rainmakers, relationships and clients that make these lobbying firms the city’s biggest”

Crain’s New York Business

“Ecce Cuomo”

Democracy: A Journal of Ideas

“The New York City 40 Under 40 of 2017”

Kasirer’s Genevieve Michel makes the list
City & State

“Catholic Church May Cash In on Air Rights in Midtown Rezoning Deal”

The New York Times

“Most Powerful Women 2017”

Crain’s New York Business

“JCOPE annual report has Kasirer as top paid lobbying firm”

Times Union

“Power 100 – Albany 2017”

City & State

“Bill de Blasio Turns Trump Administration Gibe Into Campaign Fuel”

The New York Times