Our mission here at Kissel, Kohout, ES Associates is to provide our clients with the best, most comprehensive government relations services the state of Nebraska has to offer. Fostering congenial, professional relationships with our clients allows us to know their needs inside and out, and it is then that we are able to use our extensive contacts within the state government to achieve the goals set forth by our clients. Our firm is bi-partisan, and willing to work with any and all stakeholders to ensure that our clients are the most satisfied in the state.
Industries We serve
“Joe Kohout has provided Ralston Public Schools with tremendous representation as our chief lobbyist. Joe's integrity and approach to engaging the issues that are important to RPS have been critical in assisting our district in building relationships with legislators. When Joe is speaking on behalf of Ralston I never question or worry what he is saying. We are truly fortunate to have him on our RPS team!”
Vice President, Ralston Public Schools Board of Education
"Mayor Kindig and I have been very pleased with the lobbying services provided by Kissel, Kohout, ES Associates over the past 10 years. When the United Cities of Sarpy County was formed in 2006, Joe Kohout was chosen to represent the coalition of cities. Together, we have worked to create legislation that benefits our member cities and defeat legislation that would have inhibited our growth. The folks at Kissel, Kohout, ES Associates have been an essential part of our team and integral to our successes."
City Administrator, City of LaVista
“The team at Kissel, Kohout, ES Associates has worked for Nebraska's family-owned beer distributors for almost 10 years. They have done an outstanding job representing us on issues relating to defeating tax increases, defending our position in the three-tier system and deciphering the political system for our members. Together, we have protected an industry that provides 800 jobs across Nebraska, generates $16 Million in excise taxes and has an economic impact to the state of over $500 million."
President & General Counsel, Associated Beverage Distributors of Nebraska
Where We Work
While much of our time is spent at the beautiful Nebraska State Capitol building, we do have offices in Nebraska’s two largest cities – Lincoln and Omaha.