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The business, act, or practice of attempting to influence legislation or policy. For example, a lobbyist may call a legislator and urge him/her to vote for a bill that, if passed, would favor the industry or interests of lobbyist's client. Lobbying can be a lucrative business. However, a variety of rules exist in many jurisdictions to guard against the possibility that it can degenerate into bribery.


To work for or against the passage of legislation.Currently,the two strongest lobbies in the real estate industry are the National Association of REALTORS® and the American Bankers Association.They are squared off on opposite sites of legislation that would give financial institutions the right to offer real estate brokerage services.

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But the deeper disappointment is that it was so easy for the lobbies and the Democrats to spook the public by screaming bloody murder.
Requirements for enclosed elevator lobbies were approved for the Intl.
Ethnic lobbies are right to call attention to human rights abuses in their home countries, and they do us a favor when they pick up the slack from slackers in our diplomatic corps.
One might suppose, for instance, that after a while there would be so many lobbies that many of them, like bees swarming a puddle of honey, would be unable to penetrate to the food and would simply go away.
Because the problem is systemic rather than moral, it is no use to condemn corporate lobbies while exculpating the Sierra Club, the teachers' unions, or the trial lawyers.
For further office leasing information regarding 3202 Queens Boulevard, and for more information on the Building Art Program for landlords who wish to meet some of the artists who can provide original artworks to improve their building lobbies to help attract office tenants, please feel free to contact Seaman at 718-937-7900.
And so, as part of the 1980 legislation, their lobbies pressed for an exorbitant increase in the level of insurance coverage, from $40,000 to $100,000, claiming it would help lure depositors.
Noncharitables - advocacy groups and lobbies - are untaxed, but their donors cannot take a deduction under 501(c)4, at least not in theory.
Kaufman Management has recently restored its lobbies and entrances in both the Nelson Tower at 450 Seventh Ave.
The owners of One Penn Plaza, Midtown Manhattan's fifth-largest building, have undertaken an $85 million program of improvements, calling for enhancements to all public spaces, including the 33rd and 34th street entry plazas, the main lobby, the west and east escalator lobbies, the Eighth Avenue plaza, the Seventh Avenue galleria, the Intermediate and Concourse-Levels, public corridors, rest rooms, all 44 elevators, the installation of four 24-foot high luminous logos atop the 57-story skyscraper, and improvements to the public sidewalks.
To sell properties or attract upscale tenants, building owners have never been hesitant about investing heavily in furniture, wall coverings and rugs for lobbies and other public areas in an effort to present the best possible "face" to the outside world.
The first phase interior improvements was conceived by Der Scutt Architects' of New York City, noted for its design of Trump Tower, The Revlon Building at 635 Madison Avenue, and other dramatic lobbies such as 575 Lexington Avenue, 1613 Broadway, and the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank of New York.