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Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Representation of acquirers of controlling interests in leading direct broadcast satellite operator and satellite radio services provider
  • Representation of acquirer of communications company with regulatory authorizations in the United States and over 20 foreign countries
  • Representation of major investor in multi-billion dollar cable television and broadband merger
  • Representation of acquirer of company providing cable and communications services in $1 billion+ transaction
  • Representation of regional sports and national programming services in negotiations with all major distributors, professional baseball and hockey teams and with programming producers
  • General corporate, regulatory, transaction and litigation representation of numerous cable, broadband, wireless, satellite communications, fiber, and competitive local exchange companies
  • Equity recapitalization and transfer of control of national and local fiber facilities providers
  • Render opinion letters under Communications Act and FCC rules for transactions
  • Draft and revise descriptions of regulatory matters and risk factors for communications and media company filings with SEC

We help clients 

  • Negotiate and prepare deal documents
  • Obtain state and federal regulatory approvals of communications and media transactions
  • Maintain compliance with FCC and state PUC rules
  • Interact with regulators and address regulatory issues and disputes
  • Shape governing rules by participating in rulemakings
  • Launch new programming services and expand distribution of existing services
  • Conclude program distribution agreements with major distributors and license agreements with program producers and sports teams

Interdisciplinary team and collaborative approach

  • Multiple partners and counsel with decades of experience with FCC and state PUC regulators in handling transactions and complying with rules
  • Team-oriented approach
  • Partner with other Firm departments, as well as other law firms, to provide coordinated and specialized services

Our team provides business-minded, legal advice to help you expand your business and avoid regulatory pitfalls.

Our clients include

  • One of the largest communications providers in Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America
  • Owner of the leading satellite radio services provider
  • Regional sports and national programming networks
  • Wireless services providers
  • Incumbent and competitive local exchange and interexchange carriers
  • Broadcasters
  • Communications tower owners

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Representation of acquirers of controlling interests in leading direct broadcast satellite operator and satellite radio services provider
  • Representation of acquirer of communications company with regulatory authorizations in the United States and over 20 foreign countries
  • Representation of major investor in multi-billion dollar cable television and broadband merger
  • Representation of acquirer of company providing cable and communications services in $1 billion+ transaction
  • Representation of regional sports and national programming services in negotiations with all major distributors, professional baseball and hockey teams and with programming producers
  • General corporate, regulatory, transaction and litigation representation of numerous cable, broadband, wireless, satellite communications, fiber, and competitive local exchange companies
  • Equity recapitalization and transfer of control of national and local fiber facilities providers
  • Render opinion letters under Communications Act and FCC rules for transactions
  • Draft and revise descriptions of regulatory matters and risk factors for communications and media company filings with SEC
  • Deep experience in a variety of large and small transactions
  • Significant expertise with FCC and state PUC regulation of communication and media companies
  • Responsive but proactive
  • Cost effective
  • Able to work effectively with regulators and deal counsel

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