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Telecommunications Law Professionals
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 1011
WASHINGTON DC 20036
United States

Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory Tier 3

With a team of regulatory experts in wireless, broadband, broadcast TV, and radio, the Washington DC-based boutique firm Telecommunications Law Professionals serves clients from all sectors of the industry as well as emerging technologies. Founding member Carl W. Northrop is a seasoned litigator, renown for his outstanding expertise in regulatory matters. His peer and managing member Michael Lazarus is a specialist in the wireless sector, with particular expertise in representing rural, small, and medium-sized carriers against dominant, larger carriers. Jessica Gyllstrom bolsters the firm’s strength with her experience in M&A in the telecoms sector and extensive knowledge on broadband related matters.

Practice head(s):

Michael Lazarus; Carl W. Northrop

Other key lawyers:

Dennis P. Corbett; Gregg Skall; Jessica DeSimone Gyllstrom

Testimonials

‘Carl Northrop, is a dean of the telecom bar and has forgotten more FCC law than I know. He is an encyclopedia of knowledge about the formal and informal operations of the FCC and of FCC rules.’

‘Depth of knowledge. Expertise. Institutional history of the area.’

‘The boutique firm has unique experience and specific technical advice regarding telecommunications regulatory legal needs.’

‘Jessica Gyllstrom has been wonderful to work with. Very knowledgeable and willing to think outside the box.’

Key clients

GCI Communication Corp./The Alaska Wireless Network

AST & Science

Radio and Television Broadcasting Associations

Cellular South, Inc. d/b/a C Spire

American Tower Corporation

Pine Telephone and Pine Cellular

Go Long Wireless

Heritage Broadcasting of Michigan

Starry, Inc.

Sennheiser Electronic Corporation

Qurate Retail Group

E-470 Public Highway Authority

Work highlights

  • Represented Pine Telephone and Pine Cellular in dismissing a court complaint.
  • Advising GCI Communications Corp./The Alaska Wireless Network on various issues including negotiation of a wholesale and IRU agreements.
  • Advising various telecoms companies as regulatory counsel on various issues.

Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactions Tier 4

Experts in all sectors of the telecoms and broadcast industry, the Washington DC-based team at Telecommunications Law Professionals are specialists in advising clients on the regulatory aspects of complex transactions. Carl W. Northrop is a founding member with a longstanding reputation in the field, both in contractual negotiations and litigation. Alongside him works managing member Michael Lazarus who focuses his expertise on roaming agreements with wireless carriers. Their team includes Jessica Gyllstrom, an expert on contracts pertaining to submarine and fiber optic cable systems. Dennis Corbett further bolsters the firm’s expertise with his extensive experience in litigating telecoms matters. Additionally, Gregg Skall advises real estate developers on acquisitions of broadband and local exchange telecoms services.  

Practice head(s):

Michael Lazarus; Carl W. Northrop

Testimonials

The team at Telecommunications Law Professionals PLLC have an exceptional business sense, in addition to the great legal knowledge in the telecommunications law specialty. The service is also excellent, responding promptly to all requests.’

‘Carl Northrop’s work stands out. He is a true leader for his team and a trusted advisor to me.’

 

Key clients

GCI Communications Corp./The Alaska Wireless Network

AST & Science

Cellular South, Inc. d/b/a C Spire

American Tower Corporation

Ramar, Inc.

Heritage Broadcasting of Michigan

Adams Radio Group

Cool Radio, LLC

Northern Lights Broadcasting

Rubin Broadcasting

Work highlights

  • Advising GCI Communications Corp on diverse business issues pertaining to the wireless services and other facilities of the largest telecommunications service provider in Alaska, including the negotiation and documentation of a significant wholesale agreement as well as multiple significant IRU agreements.
  • Advised Ramar Communications, Inc. on the FCC aspects of Ramar’s sale to various Telemundo entities, including NBC Telemundo License LLC, of multiple television stations in the Albuquerque-Santa Fe market.

Telecommunications Law Professionals PLLC (“TLP”) is committed to assisting clients in meeting the substantial challenges they face in the rapidly changing wireless, wired, high-tech, and media industries. The convergence of voice, data and video services through wireless and wired networks presents major business opportunities and significant risks. Landmark legislative and regulatory initiatives, and unprecedented industry developments, affect both the providers and consumers of media, telecommunications and information services regardless of whether they are provided by wire, terrestrial wireless networks or satellite. All TLP professionals have devoted their professional careers to communications law issues, and the diverse staff offers all levels of practice experience. The result of this diversity of experience is that TLP can staff any matter in an appropriate manner designed to produce a cost-effective result.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Founding Member Carl W. Northropcnorthrop@tlp.law(202) 789-3113
Managing Member Michael Lazarusmlazarus@tlp.law(202) 789-3114
Member Dennis Corbettdcorbett@tlp.law(202) 789-3115
Member Jessica Gyllstromjgyllstrom@tlp.law202-789-3116
Member Gregg Skallgskall@tlp.law202-789-3121
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Dennis Corbett photo Dennis CorbettDennis arrived at TLP in January 2017. A graduate of Harvard College…
Jessica Gyllstrom photo Jessica GyllstromJessica Gyllstrom joined TLP as an Associate Attorney when the firm first…
Michael Lazarus photo Michael LazarusMichael is one of the founding members of TLP, and currently is…
Carl Northrop photo Carl NorthropCarl Northrop is the Founding Member of TLP. He consistently is recognized…
Gregg Skall photo Gregg SkallGregg Skall is a veteran telecom lawyer who advises broadcasters and telecommunications…
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