Merick Lewin Says He Was Not Paid for 411-PAIN Lobbying
The blog said I was a lobbyist for my Uncle's company 411 Pain. Important details were left out as to why I was registered. During this time I was working to build my company Whats Next Marketing, which has offices in Tallahassee. My uncle asked me to monitor an issue which was at the time being discussed in committee meetings during the legislative session. I was not paid for doing this work nor was I the lead lobbyist or strategist for this effort. I was just another set of eyes and ears to follow the issue. Out of an abundance of caution, to ensure I was in
compliance with state rules, I felt it was better to do more than was required and register as a lobbyist. This was not my full time job and my involvement did not last long. My full time job was and is running What's Next Marketing, a small business that assists companies in marketing themselves via social networking and digital marketing.
To clarify, New Times did not say Lewin was a lobbyist for 411-PAIN, which is a network of chiropractors and lawyers soliciting clients who have been in car accidents. We said he was a registered lobbyist last year for one clinic, Broward Rehab Center in Lauderdale Lakes. The clinic and referral service are owned by Lewin's twin uncles, Robert and Harley Lewin.
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