For more than 25 years, Saul Ewing lawyers have been helping wireless carriers and tower companies achieve their business objectives and infrastructure development goals. Our lawyers know the telecommunications industry, and have been advocating and protecting its interests throughout the adoption, interpretation, and application of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Today, Saul Ewing lawyers remain on the front lines – helping clients meet the exponentially-growing demand for wireless infrastructure, balance business needs, technological advances, and ever-evolving legislation, and navigate the numerous, often-overlapping regulations at all levels of government.
Saul Ewing lawyers know and understand the infrastructure development process. Our lawyers have helped strategize and execute some of the largest site builds in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Collectively, we have obtained thousands of siting approvals – most from very challenging, anti-tower jurisdictions – and fought hundreds of zoning battles. Typically, speed-to-market is the priority, but, when necessary, we go to court and advocate for our clients. We advise on administrative law and approvals, including issues relating to historic and agricultural preservation. We work with state and local governments to interpret, apply, and, at times, amend or rewrite statutes and regulations. Our lawyers have won numerous cases in state and federal courts, including landmark federal cases.
While high-stakes battles may present interesting challenges, our primary goal is to help clients achieve their business growth and infrastructure development objectives – without drama or delays. We help with leasing, due diligence for tower acquisition, tower replacement agreements, and other asset protection issues. With the maturity of the tower industry has come the need to manage, extend and defend portfolios of leases and owned tower, rooftop and other antenna sites. Our telecom attorneys help address and litigate disputes with landlords, landlord creditors, and government agencies, and defend rights of first refusal and other lease provisions in state courts and federal district and bankruptcy courts. In short, we know the relevant law, we know the telecommunications industry, and we get to know our clients so that we can add value to their operations.
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The group includes attorneys who have been named to the following lists:
- MDDCWA Maryland DC Wireless Association)
- PWA (Pennsylvania Wireless Association)
- PCIA, The Wireless Infrastructure Association
- SWAP (State Wireless Association Program)