We routinely provide telecommunications and media regulatory advice in connection with acquisitions and strategic investments. We have provided communications regulatory advice to acquirers and sellers of satellite programmers, wireless service providers, cable operators, local exchange carriers, broadcasters, and other regulated entities. We have also represented lenders and borrowers in complex transactions in the telecommunications and media businesses, and represented telecommunications and media businesses issuing equity and debt in the capital markets. Our work encompasses all communications regulatory aspects of a transaction, including regulatory due diligence, structuring advice, assistance with preparation and negotiation of deal documentation, negotiating telecom opinion letters, and, of course, obtaining applicable regulatory approvals and clearances from the FCC, Team Telecom, state public service commissions, local franchising authorities, and other regulators.
Our attorneys also have extensive experience preparing and negotiating agreements specific to the telecommunications and media industries. We have prepared and negotiated cable landing station agreements, subsea cable system indefeasible-right-of use (IRU) agreements, wireless resale/mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreements, spectrum lease agreements, satellite transponder purchase agreements, terrestrial fiber IRU agreements, utility pole attachment agreements, wireline intercarrier agreements, local marketing agreements, and video relay service license agreements.