Ellen M. Gustafson advises clients on a range of legislative, budget and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on matters in front of the New York City Council.
Ellen represents not for profit organizations through the New York City budget process. She advises clients on virtually all aspects of the budget process including but not limited to: submitting applications, advocating with key stake holders for initiative funding, award registration and purpose of funding issues. Ellen also assists clients on the introduction and negotiation of legislation at the New York City Council as well as the rulemaking process and agency implementation.
Ellen’s practice extends to the hospitality field, where she represents clients’ interests on liquor licensing and related matters before community boards and city agencies, as well as New York State Liquor Authority hearing officers and commissioners.
Ellen previously served as director of operations for former New York City Council Member Dan Garodnick’s office, where she learned the ins and outs of the Council and cultivated relationships across all levels of government which she continues to maintain to assist clients.