Our Services

Public Affairs

Sewald Hanfling knows that every project requires a unique solution and that each company’s public affairs and community relations needs are different. Those needs can be long-term positioning or can vary greatly based on the business or political landscape, developments within your organization or factors outside your control. Our top priority is to effectively manage your profile among the public, the media and key decision makers in the private and public sectors and to make sure your message is effectively delivered.

With extensive experience in the private sector, marketing, politics and government, Sewald Hanfling will help you define and refine your message, develop a strategy for delivering that message in traditional and new media outlets and build support where it’s needed.

Business Development

Whether you are moving your business to Colorado, expanding a company that is already here or just want to know about issues that may affect your business, Sewald Hanfling can help. Sewald Hanfling understands that the day-to-day operations of a company sometimes restrict you from understanding all the outside forces that may affect your business. They have an extensive network and excellent reputation in the business community, political world and non-profit sector. Their knowledge and contacts in these areas will help you attain your goals.

Pending legislation or regulations, government contracting and procurement processes, and your organization’s relationship with government officials can be critical in achieving your goals. Sewald Hanfling understands that for businesses this can impact your bottom line.

Lobbying/Government Relations

How your message is delivered and to whom is as important as the message itself. Sewald Hanfling’s experience in the private sector, government and politics allow them a unique understanding of how the process works, who to contact and how to deliver your message to opinion leaders and decision makers. For government relation’s efforts to be successful, a broad understanding of and carefully managing your profile among elected officials, agency personnel, the media and the public is required. Sewald Hanfling works with clients to define and guide that profile including grassroots activism, coalition building and community relations.

Sewald Hanfling maintains a full-time presence at the Capitol and are involved at every level of the legislative process and engage on all client related issues at the Colorado Legislature. Lobbying services include monitoring, sponsoring and opposing legislation. Sewald Hanfling also works closely with the Governor’s office, Cabinet members as well as the various departments and regulatory agencies in Colorado that are involved in legislative public policy.


Sewald Hanfling can help with land use and zoning issues including community relations, permitting issues, navigating the zoning process and financing. Sewald Hanfling has the background and knowledge to deal with all levels of real estate and zoning issues. They are proud to represent some of Denver’s largest landowners and developers in both the emerging and established neighborhoods in the city.