Rules Updates, Rights-of-Way, Zoning, Permits, Leases, and More
Wireless technology is changing - and so is the law. This program will bring you up to speed with new rules, regulations, market rates, and hot-button issues so you can give clients up-to-the-minute legal advice. It will also provide practical insights on permit applications, appeals, and lease drafting. Refresh your knowledge - register today!
Build a foundational understanding of wireless tech, industry players, and federal rules and regulations.
Delve into the latest FCC regulations and their implications for state and local governments.
Learn what issues municipalities are grappling with right now and the creative ways they're resolving them.
Navigate the permit application process and local government requirements.
Get the latest market rates, negotiation tips, and sample language for cell tower leases.
Refresher on Wireless Facilities, the Industry, and FCC, NEPA, and NHPA Rules and Regs
New Tech, FCC Rules and Rulings to Know
Rights-of-Way Issues, Local Land Use and Zoning Codes
Josh Gilliam is an inspector supervisor with The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water). Mr. Gilliam is responsible for the operational integrity of the agency's physical plant which includes cell site management. His day-to day responsibilities start with strategic planning, through project and constriction management, while ensuring environmental awareness and protection. The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water) is a full-service regional water agency located in the Santa Clarita Valley and provides water service to approximately 300,000 business and residential customers over an area of nearly 200 square miles. It also hosts more than two dozen cell sites over which Mr. Gilliam has responsibility. He earned his undergraduate degree from College of the Canyons.
Marissa R Harper is an attorney at Zator Law in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Her practice focuses on business transactions, land development, and estate planning. Ms. Harper served on active duty for the U.S. Army as a military attorney in the Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG Corps). As a military lawyer, she specialized in ethics, litigation, and family law. She continues to serve as a major in the U.S. Army Reserves. Ms. Harper earned her undergraduate degree, with honors, from the Villanova University School of Business and her J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law. She serves in a variety of roles within her community, including the Executive Council for the Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), and as a Delegate to the PBA House of Delegates. Ms. Harper is a member of the Veterans & Military Council.
Gail Karish is a partner with Best Best & Krieger LLP's Los Angeles office, and focuses on telecommunications, assisting public agency clients in California and across the U.S. with a wide range of regulatory, advisory, contractual and litigation matters involving wireless communications, broadband and fiber networks, cable and telecom franchising, Federal Communications Commission and state utility commission proceedings, and public-private partnerships. She is a frequent speaker on telecommunications topics to organizations such as the International Municipal Lawyers Association, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors and Alliance for Community Media. Ms. Karish is admitted to practice law in California and the District of Columbia, and is a member of Federal Communications Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Manitoba, her M.I.S. degree from American University, and has three law degrees, her LL.B and B.C.L. (J.D.-equivalent) degrees from McGill University and her LL.M. degree from York University.
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 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. He 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 the Chief Deputy City Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia. Mr. Lederer is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Mr. Lederer earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Haverford College and his J.D. degree, also with honors, from Temple University 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 wireless communications ordinances, negotiated franchises for wireless and wireline telecommunications service providers, and negotiated licenses and leases for wireless use of public property in and outside of the right-of-way. Mr. Van Eaton has been a leading advocate for local governments on wireless issues in lower and appellate courts and before the Federal Communications Commission. He has been involved in almost every major FCC proceeding affecting local authority to regulate and charge fees for the placement of wireless facilities, and successfully defended local communities and zoning boards against challenges to decisions regarding wireless placement. Mr. Van Eaton earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of the International Municipal Lawyer's Association's highest award, The Charles S. Rhyne Lifetime Achievement In Municipal Law Award.
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