The evolution of telecommunications technology has fundamentally transformed the ways in which people communicate, access information and entertainment, and conduct business. The scale and pace of these changes requires a legal team with the knowledge and experience to navigate the acquisition, development, permitting, and regulatory landscape.
The combined assets of Bowditch’s permitting and development, real estate, corporate, tax, employment and labor, public finance, and litigation groups help us meet the increasingly demanding and sophisticated needs of our telecommunications clients. With practical expertise, a streamlined approach, and attention to detail, the telecommunications practice at Bowditch works closely with private and public clients to formulate national, regional, state, and local strategies for their network development, including:
- Site review and acquisition
- Zoning, permitting and land use approvals
- Employment counsel, advice and defense of employment disputes
- Drafting contracts, easements, and site license agreements
- Resolving title issues
- Governmental procurements
- Regulatory compliance
Our telecommunications team serves a wide variety of clients, including FCC licensed wireless communications providers, DAS and small cell providers, and independent infrastructure developers. We have obtained approvals for hundreds of wireless facilities throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Our attorneys have also counseled clients and successfully represented them in appeals under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and successfully defended appeals challenges to approvals by project opponents.