What cell phone facilities are going to be installed in the future and where will they go? Can visible impacts on local communities be minimized? What regulations currently stand and what new FCC regulations can be expected? These common questions and concerns will be answered in this fundamental guide regarding the land use, zoning and leasing of cell phone towers. Get up to speed on the latest laws, issues and challenges they will undoubtedly face. Order today!
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Presenters: Gerard L. Lederer, Tripp May and Joseph Van Eaton
GERARD L. LEDERER is a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Municipal Law practice group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, he was an attorney with Miller & Van Eaton, a nationally-recognized telecommunications law firm. Mr. Lederer serves as legislative counsel to TeleCommUnity, a collection of local governments dedicated to ensuring respect for local rights in federal legislative activity. He is a well-known advocate for public and private property owners regarding issues of law and policy arising from federal and state communications legislation and regulation. Mr. Lederer is also one of the nation's leading experts on marketplace solutions for the integration of technology into commercial real estate. He is the author of Critical Connections and Wired for Profit, two leading guides on the integration of telecommunications technology into office buildings. Mr. Lederer developed the first model license agreements for access to buildings and rooftops to help telecommunications service providers and property owners protect their interests. Mr. Lederer has served as executive director of advocacy and research advancement for the Building Owners and Managers Association, International (BOMA); executive director of government affairs for the United States Telephone Association; and general counsel of the United States Conference of Mayors and chief deputy city commissioner of the City of Philadelphia. He is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association. Mr. Lederer is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and the District of Columbia, and is an inactive member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He earned his law degree, with honors, from Temple University School of Law and his undergraduate degree, also with honors, from Haverford College.
TRIPP MAY with Telecom Law Firm, PC, represents and advises public, private and nonprofit landowners in wireless, broadband, cable OTARD and other telecommunications transactional and regulatory matters. He negotiates, drafts and enforces telecommunications infrastructure leases, licenses, easements, and sales. In addition, Mr. May advises clients on California and federal telecommunication issues; drafts and implements wireless land-use and right-of-way ordinances; and provides subject-matter litigation/arbitration support. Mr. May is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association; the Federal Communications Bar Association; the Southern California and Nevada Chapter (SCAN) NATOA; and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
JOSEPH VAN EATON is a partner with Best Best & Krieger LLP's Washington D.C. office, and represents local governments on a broad range of communications issues in federal and state courts, before federal and state agencies, and at the negotiating table. He has helped communities develop wireline and wireless communications ordinances, negotiated franchises for cable and telecommunications service providers, assisted communities in developing their own communications networks, and successfully defended local government efforts to establish and operate municipally-owned systems. Mr. Van Eaton has been a leading advocate for local governments before the FCC, including in key rulemakings affecting local authority to regulate placement of wireless facilities. He has been involved in development of publicly-owned and nonprofit fiber networks, and has played an active role in the regulatory and legal debates regarding the development of open, neutral networks. Mr. Van Eaton and has negotiated contacts requiring the deployment of infrastructure that can be used by multiple providers to offer communications services in return for rights to use municipal infrastructure. Mr. Van Eaton earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University.