Corey B. Bearak

    Government & Public Affairs Counsel                                     Attorney-At-Law

(718) 343-6779     facsimile (888) 379-3492    Corey@CoreyBearak.com

Government & Public Affairs Counsel
Attorney-At-Law

(718) 343-6779
facsimile (888) 379-3492
Corey@CoreyBearak.com

 

Government & Public Affairs Projects

  • Serve as Senior Policy Advisor, Strategist and one of two primary Spokespersons for coalition of civic, business and labor organizations and businesses throughout New York City that successfully opposed imposition of congestion pricing tolls. Coordinated community outreach strategy. Drafted news releases, op-eds, testimonies and other media. Developed and maintain dynamic website. (2007-present) (Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free)

  • Advise transportation labor unions on public policy, politics, media and community affairs; draft testimonies and statements; serve as its Policy and Political Director. (2009-present) (Amalgamated Transit Union Local No. 1056)

  • Advise transportation labor unions on public policy, politics, media and community affairs; draft testimonies and statements; serve as its Policy and Political Director. (2014-present) (Amalgamated Transit Union Local No. 1179)

  • Advise successful state senate candidate on politics, policy and campaign matters; devised strategy and advised on media and communications and labor outreach, transition to public office. (2013-present) (State Senator-elect Leroy Comrie)

  • Overall Campaign and Political Strategy. Developed, coordinated and implemented political, media and communications fundraising and overall outreach strategy for labor leader and grassroots activist running successfully in Democratic Primary for open City Council seat against five opponents. Revised website content, serve as spokesperson, drafted news releases, Video script, organized news conferences, prepared candidate for debates and key meetings, provided fundraising advice. Guide general election and transition and advise on policy. (City Council Member I. Daneek Miller)

  • Advise prominent transportation contractor on public policy, politics, media and community affairs. (2012-2015) (Iberia)

  • Advise Council Deputy Majority Leader on politics, policy and campaign matters; devised strategy and advised on media and communications and labor outreach for borough president primary. (2013) (City Council Member Leroy Comrie)

  • Advise on Public Policy and Media and draft and present testimonies and statements; advise Committee on Communications and Public and Committee on Legislative Advocacy. (2009-present) (Queens Chamber of Commerce)

  • Advise Wine and Liquor merchant seeking lease renewal at major public transportation hub. (2014) (Grand Harvest Wines)

  • Advise Manufacturer and property owner on dealings with major gas utility and averted shutoff. (2014) (Sequins International/ Quality Brands/ Happyrock Partners LP)

  • Advise Executive Producers, Non-profit Theatre Company and affiliated for-profit promote Broadway quality musicals at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, including outreach to state and local officials, non-profit agencies and community groups (Big River, The Musical, 2012; The Music Man, 2013; Into The Heights 2013; and Ragtime, 2014) (2011-2014) (Family Theatre Company and Standing Ovation Studios)

  • Advise solar and green energy solutions contractor on business development, public policy, politics, media and community affairs. (2013) (Panthera Energy Solutions)

  • Campaign Advisor. As Senior Advisor, guide and devise strategies and coordinate campaign logistics, organize Primary Day and Election Day in Congressional re-election campaign. (2010-2012) (Member of Congress Gary Ackerman).

  • Overall Campaign Management. Developed, coordinated and implemented press and field outreach strategy for former City Council Finance Chair running successfully for State Assembly in February 2010 Special Election (of four Special Elections for Assembly, this was only one the Democrats won). Revised website content, drafted news releases, organized news conferences and coordinated social media, prepared candidate for debates and key meetings, provided fundraising advice. After special election assisted on transition and advise on policy. Guide overall political strategy and all aspects of re-election campaign. (2009-2012) (NYS Assembly Member David Weprin).

  • Advise on Business Development and Outreach and Developed and maintain dynamic website for firm that provides labor education, mediation services and technical assistance. (2009-2013) (ResolveIt)

  • Advised successful candidate for labor union office (2009) and re-election (2012) (I. Daneek Miller, Amalgamated Transit Union Local No. 1056)

  • Campaign Advisor. As Senior Advisor, devise and advise on policy -- including Flushing bus terminal, coordinate and develop community relationships, prepare briefings for forums and appearances in Congressional Primary election campaign. (2012) (Member of Congress Grace Meng).

  • Drafted Business Plans for local and national expansion, Developed Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) Education Programs currently at LaGuardia Community College and formerly offered at Queensborough Community College and in Brooklyn co-sponsored by the Office of the Kings County District Attorney, Advise on Business Development and Outreach. Developed and maintain dynamic website. (2007-2011) (Community Partnership Referrals and Resources)

  • Developed, coordinated and implemented media and field outreach strategy for City Council candidate on short notice that raised profile and made candidate a serious contender (finishing 3rd in a field of 7. Revised website, news releases and campaign materials, prepared candidate for debates and key meetings. (August-September 2009) (Isaac Abraham) [See Signs of the times]

  • Developed, coordinated and implemented media and outreach strategy for State Assembly candidate including successful outreach to organized labor and major third political party. Developed website, news releases and campaign materials, prepared candidate for debates and key meetings. (Spring/Summer 2006) (Grace Meng)

  • Developed media and outreach strategy to give credibility to supporters of a Spiritual leader in a factional dispute over control of a Religious movement involving millions of dollars in property; this included comprehensive outreach plan to major journalists, opinion elites, electeds, and major communal and community leaders. Developed materials that corrected mis-perceptions and untruths concerning allegations advanced by other side, often previously left unchallenged or insufficiently challenged. (Spring/Summer 2006) (Satmar)

  • Developed policy proposals, including Residential Property tax reform, economic development (small business), budget reform, affordable housing; provided legal, budget and policy counsel to policy staff; organized and coordinated field operations and major events (often 2-3 per day) in borough of Queens for candidate for mayor of New York City. (2005) (Fernando Ferrer)

  • Developed, coordinated and implemented media and outreach strategy for City Council candidate that enabled serious consideration and support of candidacy by significant labor organizations. Developed website, news releases and campaign materials, prepared candidate for debates and key meetings. (Spring summer 2005) (Rodney Carroll)

  • Developed and researched and waged innovative Freedom of Information campaign to press large municipal agency to work with rather than against client. (2004-2006) (Building Industry Association of NYC)

  • Developed and packaged legislation introduced into New York City Council with multiple sponsors. (2004-2005) (Building Industry Association of NYC)

  • Developed and implemented media/ public information effort to raise profile of business group with a special focus on Sales Tax Reform and Transportation improvements (2004-2006) (Staten Island Chamber of Commerce)

  • Averted the passage of NY State legislation detrimental to interest of client (Amalgamated Transit Union). Developed holistic multimedia strategy combining lobbying, paid and free media. (June 2004)

  • Influenced comprehensive land development plan not detrimental to client (Building Industry Association of NYC) interest. Developed strategic ad and marketing campaign to influence public, opinion makers and public officials to realize positive outcome. (2003-2004)

  • Advised city legislator and staff on public safety and legislative initiatives concerning fire department and corrections department to enhance legislator's image and effectiveness. Official elected to U.S. Congress, 2006. (Fall 2003) (Clarke)

  • Researched and drafted report proposing solutions to New York City's inequitable real property tax system (Fall 2003) (Drum Major Institute for Public Policy)

  • Conceived, developed and implemented strategic and targeted media plan to advise elected official's constituents of programs and projects secured in the city budget (Summer 2003) (Gennaro)

  • Trained staff and advised city legislator on city budget resulting in significantly larger projects and programs in the district. (Spring 2003) (Gennaro)

  • Advised authors, helped edit and contributed to report highlighting inequities in New York City's Real property tax system (Spring 2003) (Drum Major Institute for Public Policy)

  • Communications and policy advisor, and advance staff for Lt. Governor candidate in campaign for Governor (September - November 2002 during leave) (McCall for Governor)

Copies of original statements are available on request.