Practice/Industry Group Overview
Whether you are a buyer or seller of telecommunications services, our lawyers bring extensive experience from a variety of disciplines to provide cutting-edge advice. Virtually all of the participants in traditional telecommunications companies, as well as in related media, information and interactive services, are undergoing profound changes occasioned by both the exponential growth in new technologies and by significant new legal developments. We have a thorough understanding of and an appreciation for the nature of these businesses and the special legal challenges they face. This familiarity enables us to provide you with creative, practical advice designed to solve problems, advance transactions and close deals.
Our clients in the telecommunications industry include:
- Major regional telephone companies
- Cellular telephone companies
- PCS providers
- Wireless and cable subscription television operators
- International satellite telecommunications companies
- Television and radio stations
- Subscription television content providers
- Internet companies
- Equipment and technology providers
- Institutional investors and lenders
In addition to our transactional and regulatory work in the telecommunications field, we provide our clients with related advice in connection with mergers and acquisitions, financing, contract negotiations, corporate, tax, intellectual property, securities regulation, labor and employment, governmental relations and antitrust matters. We also regularly represent other important participants in the telecommunications industry such as lenders and investors providing debt and equity capital, companies providing equipment and technology to telecommunications companies and large users of telecommunications services in negotiations with service providers.