Representative Matters

Telecommunications Law Professionals is a nationally-recognized communications law firm located in Washington D.C. TLP provides quality federal and state representation, contract preparation and negotiation, and strategic advice services. Our FCC lawyers successfully handle a diverse array of communications law issues relating to wireless, wired, high-tech and media industries and strives to produce favorable outcomes for carriers, service providers, and companies providing services to these sectors.

Litigation & Advocacy

  • Representation of multiple small and large firms involving regulatory compliance or basic qualifications issues before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and in court
  • Representation of the largest telecommunications provider in Alaska on a broad array of regulatory and corporate issues, including spectrum acquisition and management, infrastructure contracts, spectrum auctions, backhaul transactions, resale agreements, E-911, VoIP, construction requirements, number porting and FCC rules compliance.
  • Representation of a satellite operator in a NGSO satellite application proceeding
  • Representation of a CLEC in multiple proceedings addressing intercarrier compensation issues
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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Representation of a venture capital new and growing small business firm that indirectly owned a television station whose FCC license renewal and station sale were being challenged before the FCC by a local citizen activist group
  • Representation of a hedge fund in connection with its provision of bridge financing to a company owning two regional television stations that were being offered in the FCC’s recent Incentive Auction
  • Representation of a large edge provider in the development of multiple non-traditional international submarine cable projects and numerous acquisitions of domestic and international fiber optic cable capacity
  • Representation of a large national bank in connection with its lead role in a syndicated refinancing of one of the largest radio station groups in the U.S., in connection with the borrower’s nearly-simultaneous acquisitions from various sellers of dozens of stations in markets across the country
Negotiation

Contract Negotiations

  • Assisting with the FCC Incentive Auction negotiations and drafting of documents concerning the bridge loan and related security agreements
  • Drafting model master antenna site agreements and negotiating turnkey small cell deployment and management agreements for a multi-billion dollar infrastructure company
  • Negotiation of all network infrastructure equipment, handset, antenna site and customer service contracts for a nationwide wireless system licensee in Africa
  • Negotiation and drafting of complex submarine and terrestrial fiber optic cable sale, lease and service agreements

Advocacy & Strategic Advice

  • Advisors to clients in the television and radio broadcast industry regarding FCC regulatory compliance and filings, transactional matters, broadcast policy issues, and national and state-level emerging technology regulations and legislation
  • Corporate and communications counseling for multiple clients in the purchase, sale, or leasing of spectrum including advice relating to securing the approval of Team Telecom and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for transactions involving foreign owners
  • Successful advocate for an incumbent licensee seeking to restructure its license holdings to reflect technological changes
  • Primary counsel to a critically important wireless trade association, which represents competitive wireless carriers on numerous high-profile regulatory policy issues pending before the FCC, including spectrum-related issues, privacy, outage, roaming and the Open Internet proceeding
  • FCC counsel to wireless licensees in transactions involving the leasing and partitioning of geographic service area authorizations
  • Regulatory advice to new technology company on development and deployment of new Internet of Things (IoT) service
  • Advise publicly held international company on U.S. federal and state laws regulating the operation of drones
  • Regulatory counsel to foreign-owned companies entering the U.S. market as a competitive service provider
  • FCC and state regulatory counsel to seller of regional telecommunications and Internet services provider
  • Counsel equipment manufacturers regarding FCC equipment authorization and marketing rules
  • Advise a private investment group on regulatory and business issues related to use of telephone numbers
  • FCC counsel to companies seeking to deploy commercial operations in the 3.5 GHz band, including obtaining experimental authorizations
  • Advise a major tower company on spectrum allocation issues and a variety of regulatory/enforcement matters before the FCC and FAA
  • Advises an emerging technology company on millimeter wave band disputes and a tower zoning case in federal court in Illinois
  • Counsel to the largest telecommunications provider in Alaska on federal regulatory issues (spectrum acquisition and management, spectrum auctions, infrastructure, E-911 and WEA compliance, CVAA, construction requirements, and other compliance matters)
  • Regulatory Counsel for a service provider in Puerto Rico with respect to a unique joint venture transaction with a large nationwide provider, including drafting corporate documents along with the preparation of regulatory filings with the FCC, as well as CFIUS filings
  • Assists clients in navigating a variety of wireless issues (spectrum licensing and acquisitions, universal service and Mobility Fund, infrastructure buildout and deployment, the Open Internet proceeding, and other broadband-related matters)

Industry-leading Experts You Can Trust

​Whether your legal issue involves litigation, contract negotiation, advocacy or strategic advice, TLP offers a rare depth and breadth of expertise. TLP’s professionals provide creative, business-oriented solutions to difficult legal problems.

We staff matters efficiently so that outcomes are cost-effective, and communicate well so that clients can assess situations accurately and avoid surprises.