Media and Communications
Succeeding in the rapidly changing communications industries requires Arizona communications lawyers with in-depth industry knowledge, a broad understanding of the regulatory issues involved and the ability to act as quickly as necessary. At Osborn Maledon, our Arizona communications lawyers have the essential experience of representing communications clients of all sizes. From local communications franchises to national television networks, our telecommunications attorneys advise on a wide range of issues including municipal licensing, regulatory compliance, special cable and franchise concerns, and rights of way access. We represent communications industry clients in:
- State and federal administrative proceedings and litigation, including cases arising out of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
- Tower and facility siting
- Regulation of their core business
- Minimizing the effect on their regulated businesses when launching ancillary businesses
In conjunction with our active media, First Amendment and intellectual property practices, we are also able to advise clients in such areas as:
- on-line speech
- social media
- election and campaign finance laws
- government ethics
- media access to court rooms
- open meeting laws
- invasion of privacy - including by hidden camera
Our telecommunications lawyers are fully conversant with the state and federal laws regulating cable television, wireless providers, broadcast companies, and competitive local and interexchange carriers. This, combined with a thorough knowledge of each client's business and strategies, positions our Arizona communications lawyers to provide the rapid response and level of service the communications industry demands. This has proved particularly important for clients seeking to establish themselves in local markets, enabling our attorneys to quickly resolve interconnection, construction, permitting and service issues.
Osborn Maledon communications lawyers have the experience and expertise to handle any of the business, litigation or regulatory challenges with which a cable, television, telecommunications, radio, internet or other media company may be faced.