Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett helps telecommunications service providers and consumers deal with the rapidly changing legal environment created by explosive growth in computer and communications technology and sweeping regulatory changes.
Our lawyers routinely participate in rulemaking proceedings before the Louisiana Public Service Commission and in contested matters before its Administrative Hearing Division. We have considerable experience representing telecommunications companies before the Federal Communications Commission and in federal court proceedings dealing with communications issues. We help clients obtain and maintain state and federal authorizations to offer regulated telecommunications services, including advice as communications counsel to businesses involved in transactions that affect their authorizations.
Our lawyers represent diverse communications companies offering cable television, wire line and wireless telephone services, broadcast radio and television, Internet services and fiber optic facilities and capacity. We also assist businesses in other industries that are significantly affected by developments in telecommunications technology and law.
Our telecommunications practice includes advice in the following areas:
- Class action litigation
- Venture capital financing
- Capacity use agreements
- Fiber optic rights of way
- IRU agreements
- PSC registration and licensing
- Annual reporting
- Billing practices
- Resale contracts
- Non-compete agreements
- Employment contracts
- Real estate leases
- Personal property and other tax issues
- Interconnection agreements