Telecommunications companies succeed by looking to the future for the continued evolution of the industry, while simultaneously managing strategies to keep up with the current trends including privatization, outsourcing, consolidation and rapidly advancing complex technologies. Our nationally recognized telecommunications practice provides comprehensive legal services to technology-driven businesses ranging from large publicly held corporations to promising emerging businesses. We help clients find ways to enhance or evolve existing businesses by forming strategic relationships and taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by emerging communications and commerce technologies. We represent a broad variety of companies in the industry, including:

  • Local exchange carriers
  • Long distance carriers
  • Mobile data carriers
  • Satellite operators
  • Broadband Internet access providers
  • LMDS providers and broadcasters
  • Conferencing providers
  • Content developers and distributors
  • Radio and television broadcasters
  • Communications tower owners
  • Software developers and distributors
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Financial advisors

Our experienced attorneys offer counsel to clients in a wide range of complex business transactions, including the sale or procurement of business critical goods and services, the purchase and sale of telecommunications systems, and the licensing of technology, content and data. We represent technology developers and owners that wish to commercialize their intellectual property as well as businesses that require cutting-edge solutions to improve current business processes or to support new business offerings. Our attorneys are experienced in highly specialized areas such as open source software, privacy and security issues, data protection, rights of use, licensing, outsourcing and competitive bidding.

We support our clients' traditional communications and broadcast media products and services, as well as those enabled by emerging digital technologies and networks such as DVR, VOD, VoIP, IPTV, interactive TV and mobile virtual private networks. We represent large media and entertainment companies that develop and license proprietary and branded news, sports and entertainment across multiple platforms.

We represent telecommunications providers before state regulatory commissions and in the courts in matters arising out of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Our experience in this area includes matters involving long distance competition, competing local exchange carriers, Internet service providers and interconnection agreements, as well as more routine certification and compliance issues. Our work extends beyond land line services to encompass the zoning, permitting and real estate assistance for the network of facilities necessary for wireless communications systems in several states.

The scope of our practice reflects the accelerating adoption of and reliance on technology and the movement towards convergence in the cable, telecommunications, internet and mobile industries. We offer a variety of services to the telecommunications industry, including: Licensing & Procurement; Outsourcing; Mergers & Acquisitions; Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances; Intellectual Property; Patent Litigation; and Real Estate


Experience Highlights

Class action lawsuit involving Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Represented national telecommunications company in national class action involving alleged violations of the TCPA with exposure in excess of $50 more
Employee benefits advice for one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services
Advised one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services with respect to compensation and employee benefit plan issues in a more
Strategic alliance between web hosting company and telecommunication company
Represented a publicly held web hosting company in strategic marketing alliance with a leading telecommunications company. more
Technology license for a networking equipment company
Represented networking equipment company in technology license. more

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