The telecommunications and technology industries continue to evolve as technology, laws and policies change. Butzel Long lawyers have the expertise and experience to help your business navigate through this rapidly shifting landscape.
The firm provides business, transactional, regulatory, litigation and government relations counsel to clients in all segments of the telecommunications and technology industries. We represent clients before the Federal Communications Commission, Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, the Patent and Trademark Office, the Copyright Office and other federal and state regulatory agencies, as well as before federal and state courts.The firm also handles a broad range of commercial matters for companies in the telecommunications and technology industries.
Our attorneys have significant experience in structuring, negotiating and implementing complex contracts and transactions, including those related to the purchase, sale and use of communications, media and technology properties and spectrum assets. We also provide transactional and other support to software companies, assisting them with sales and licensing agreements, service contracts, teaming agreements, joint ventures and other arrangements. Our lawyers work with telecommunications and technology companies seeking to enter foreign markets and with foreign companies seeking to do business in the United States.
The firm has represented clients in all facets of Federal Communications Commission activities, including licensing, rulemakings, equipment approvals, spectrum allocations, auctions, tariffs, reporting obligations, rate of return prescriptions, Universal Service Fund and Schools and Libraries submissions, investigations, complaint proceedings and enforcement proceedings.
Butzel Long's clients have included broadband providers, common carriers, fixed and mobile wireless providers, broadcasters, CLECs, international carriers, cable companies, satellite companies, Internet and emerging technology companies, content providers, undersea cable providers, software companies, information service providers, big data companies, billing companies, wireless medical device manufacturers, mobile health services companies, educational institutions, real estate interests, utilities, municipalities and equipment manufacturers.