Clerk of the House of Representatives
Legislative Resource Center
135 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
http://lobbyingdisclosure.house.gov
Secretary of the Senate
Office of Public Records
232 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
http://www.senate.gov/lobby

LOBBYING REGISTRATION

Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Section 4)

Check One: New Registrant New Client for Existing Registrant Amendment

1. Effective Date of Registration
9/15/2017
2. House Identification
 31666
Senate Identification
 9090

REGISTRANT Organization/Lobbying Firm Self Employed Individual

3. Registrant Organization
CLS Strategies (formerly CHLOPAK, LEONARD, SCHECHTER AND ASSOCIATES, INC.)
Address
1850 M Street NW, Suite 900
Address2
City
Washington
State
DC
Zip
20036
Country
USA

4. Principal place of business (if different than line 3)

City
State
Zip
Country
5. Contact name and telephone number International Number
Contact
​Mr. Brian Berry
Telephone
​2022895900
E-mail
​brian@clsstrategies.com
6. General description of registrant’s business or activities
​Strategic communications and public affairs firm

CLIENT A Lobbying Firm is required to file a separate registration for each client. Organizations employing in-house lobbyists should check the box labeled “Self” and proceed to line 10. Self

7. Client name
​Americans Against Double Taxation
Address
​660 North Capitol Street, NW
City
​Washington
State
​DC
Zip
​20001-2000
Country
​USA
8. Principal place of business (if different than line 7)
City
​Washington
State
​DC
Zip
​20036
Country
​USA
9. General description of client’s business or activities
​Advocate for full preservation of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction

LOBBYISTS

10. Name of each individual who has acted or is expected to act as a lobbyist for the client identified on line 7. If any person listed in this section has served as a “covered executive branch official” or “covered legislative branch official” within twenty years of first acting as a lobbyist for the client, state the executive and/or legislative position(s) in which the person served.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable)
First
Last
Suffix
​Andrew ​Koneschusky ​Rep. Anthony Weiner - Communications Director Sen. Charles Schumer - National Press Secretary
​Bob ​Chlopak

LOBBYING ISSUES

11. General lobbying issue areas (Select all applicable codes).

​TAX

12. Specific lobbying issues (current and anticipated)

Advocating for full preservation of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction in tax reform


AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

13. Is there an entity other than the client that contributes more than $5,000 to the lobbying activities of the registrant in a quarterly period and either participates in and/or in whole or in major part supervises or controls the registrant’s lobbying activities?

No --> Go to line 14. Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then proceed to line 14.

Internet Address:
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​National Association of Counties
​660 North Capitol Street, NW
City
​Washington
​DC
​20001
​USA
State
Country
​U.S. Conference of Mayors
​1620 I Street, NW
City
​Washington
​DC
​20006
​USA
State
Country
​National League of Cities
​660 North Capitol Street, NW
City
​Washington
​DC
​20001
​USA
State
Country

FOREIGN ENTITIES

14. Is there any foreign entity

a) holds at least 20% equitable ownership in the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

b) directly or indirectly, in whole or in major part, plans, supervises, controls, directs, finances or subsidizes activities of the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

c) is an affiliate of the client or any organization identified on line 13 and has a direct interest in the outcome of the lobbying activity?

No --> Sign and date the registration. Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then sign the registration.

Address Ownership
Name Street Principal place of business Amount of contribution
City State/Province Country
(city and state or country) for lobbying activities

City
State
Country
%
City
State
Country
%

Signature
Digitally Signed By: Brian T. Berry
Date
10/30/2017 10:18:47 PM

ADDITIONAL LOBBYISTS

10. Supplemental. List any additional lobbyists for this client not listed on page 1, number 10.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable) Have you been convicted of a crime?
First
Last
Suffix
ADDITIONAL LOBBYING ISSUES
11. Supplemental. General lobbying issue areas. Enter any additional codes for issues not listed on page 2, number 11.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS13. Supplemental. List any other affiliated organization that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 13.
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​International City/County Management Association
​777 North Capitol Street, NE
City
​Washington
​DC
​20002
​USA
State
Country
​Government Finance Officers Association
​1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
City
​Washington
​DC
​20004
​USA
State
Country
City
State
Country

ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ENTITIES
14. Supplemental. List any other foreign entity that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 14.
Name Address Principal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activities Ownership
Street
City State/Province Country
City
State
Country
​ %
City
State
Country
​ %
City
State
Country
​ %