Our Expertise

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We provide leadership and strength at the intersection – the convergence – of business and government. We understand how powerful forces and complex issues at that crossing can often determine your organization’s success. We work with each client to aggressively address their individual business & management issues, legal requirements and strategic government relations needs. Our plans recognize the real world challenges facing our clients and also seize the hidden growth opportunities in their respective markets.   We call this multi-focused approach of solving problems and expanding opportunity “Convergent Solutions.” Ritchie & Associates develops Convergent Solutions for each client based on their specific needs. We work with closely with non-profits and for profit businesses to address their operational management needs, governmental relations, legal challenges and growth opportunities in a coordinated and effective manner.

With our unique experience and expertise, you receive seamless Convergent Solutions from a single firm and avoid hiring and managing a series of disjointed consultants. This saves you time, money and organizational energy. We look forward to putting our system of Convergent Solutions to work for your business or organization to help you achieve your goals.

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT

Our experienced association management professionals provide comprehensive non-profit management services including:

  • Board & Membership Support
  • Financial Management
  • Event Management
  • Public Relations & Communications
  • Strategic Planning

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Ritchie & Associates offers its clients the unique power of first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the South Carolina General Assembly and close relationships with legislators, state agency leaders, and the executive branch. Our experienced staff helps clients maneuver through the political landscape by providing the following services:

  • Strategy Development
  • Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy
  • Legislative Monitoring
  • Policy and Bill Research
  • Grassroots Development and Management
  • Legislative Events
  • Drafting of Legislation

LEGAL REPRESENTATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

We offer experienced and effective legal representation tailored to the unique needs of successful small and mid-sized companies. We provide personal attention to every client and we work with a variety of industries and professions. We focus on:

  • Formation of new companies and the successful development of growing companies
  • Legal counseling for operations, risk management, financing, contract needs, asset purchases and divestitures
  • Guiding companies through the complex challenges of working with state and local governments
  • International business development, foreign direct investment, establishing new operations and coordinating legal and regulatory compliance
  • Acquisition and negotiation of economic development and tax incentives
  • Site selection coordination services
  • General business and corporate representation