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Our dedicated and knowledgable leadership team has over 110 years of political, governmental, security, law enforcement, and financial experience combined.

President and Managing Director, Michael Balboni, and his team have both the expertise and strategic knowledge to understand and react to the most difficult problems that you might face in both government and business.

We will work with you to help you navigate your way through any government maze or business crisis that may otherwise hinder your progress. Our team of government experts, political strategists and communication managers offer a range of services that provide proven results and will help you attain your goals.


Rachel Demarest Gold

Legal Counsel


Rachel Demarest Gold serves as Legal Counsel to RedLand Strategies where she is responsible for providing expert and strategic legal advice to senior management as well as keeping abreast of legislative changes as they relate to our clients.

Ms. Gold previously served Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Administration as Special Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legislation, Policy, and Federal Affairs for the New York State Department of Labor.

Prior to joining the NYS Department of Labor in 2011, Rachel was an Assistant Attorney General under then NYS Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo where she was responsible for both the investigation and prosecution of labor crimes in NYS, including first cases brought under Workers Compensation Law and Labor Law felonies.  Rachel developed Continuing Legal Education and workshop programs on the issues relevant to NYS.  In 2002, Ms. Gold served as Special Assistant and then as Chief of Staff to the Minority Leader of the New York State Senate, Martin Conner.

Rachel has served in a number of both private and public positions in the span of her career including acting as General Counsel for a small manufacturing business based in Brooklyn, NY; and as an Account Executive for a government affairs and lobbying firm where she represented land use and not for profit clients including NASCAR and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. 

Rachel started her legal career as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney's office and continues to serve as a volunteer Board Member of the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation and as State Treasurer and NYC Regional Chair of the Women's Equality Party.

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