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California Telecommunications & Internet Litigation Attorneys 

Arias Ozzello & Gignac specializes in legal issues in the telecommunications industry.   

 Legal issues in telecommunications include laws relating to: 

  • Radio
  • Television
  • Cable television
  • Cellular phones
  • Broadcasting, paging, and satellite transmissions
  • The Internet

Telecommunications Law Advice 

Telecommunications law is constantly changing, as industries overlap in the telecommunications products and services they offer.  For example, radio and video are now available over the Internet, as are telephone services.  Direct broadcast satellite competes with cable television services. 

Our telecommunications law practice includes: 

  • Advising telecommunications law clients regarding a range of business legal needs, including strategic considerations
  • Merger and acquisition (M&A) structuring, legal advice, and drafting as service providers acquire and divest corporate entities
  • Lobbying and negotiating for changes in telecommunications law at the federal and state level
  • Litigating telecommunications issues in complex transactions
  • Arbitrating and negotiating telecommunications disputes
 

We also help clients in the telecommunications industry comply with relevant laws and regulations, including: 

  • Compliance with rule-making by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Securing FCC licenses
  • Reporting requirements
 

Telecommunications Law Clients 

Our telecommunications law attorneys work with a wide variety of clients, including: 

  • Large, international multimedia corporations
  • Single-station radio broadcasters
  • Single-system cable operators
  • Rural telephone cooperatives
  • Program producers
  • Computer manufacturers and computer service providers
  • Entrepreneurs who have invented new communications technologies.
 

Sources of Telecommunications Law 

Telecommunications law includes federal statutes and regulations enforced by agencies such as: 

  • The National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA), a part of the Department of Commerce.  This agency regulates spectrum allocated to the federal government for use of governmental interests such as defense, national security, and space exploration.
 
  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  This agency regulates all non-government portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, under the federal Communications Act of 1934.
 

Other areas of law relevant to telecommunications practice include: 

  • Laws relating to privacy
  • Laws relating to advertising and marketing
  • Intellectual property law
  • Securities law
  • Law of the Internet
  • Franchise law
  • Real estate law
  • Contract law, including laws relating to drafting:
    • Wholesale agreements
    • Interconnection agreements
    • Consumer agreements
    • Licensing agreements
    • Agreements for facilities and ground leases
    • Agreements for mergers and acquisitions
  • Agency regulation
 

Contact an Experienced Telecommunications Attorney

Contact one of our sophisticated, telecommunications law attorneys for guidance and assistance in navigating the complex legal arenas governing the telecommunications industry.

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