Cell and Wireless Tower Law: A regulatory and transactional primer [Including 1hr of Ethics] (2024 Edition)

Brittany Weidner
Bennett Givens
Michael R. Overly
Brittany Weidner | Best Best & Krieger LLP
Bennett Givens | Best Best & Krieger LLP
Michael R. Overly | Foley & Lardner LLP
On-Demand: May 23, 2024
Cell and Wireless Tower Law: A regulatory and transactional primer [Including 1hr of Ethics] (2024 Edition)

$245.00 2.5 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Session I - Cell and Wireless Tower Law: A regulatory and transactional primer - Brittany Weidner and Bennett Givens

This webinar will explore the latest issues and trends in wireless installations and offer attendees a comprehensive overview of the current legal landscape, including FCC regulations, recent FCC orders, associated litigation, and how such regulations and decisions (1) impact the authority of local governments in regulating these facilities and (2) alter options for property owners with a cell site portfolio.

The constantly evolving regulatory landscape of wireless installations places a strain on local governments with respect to its (1) regulatory review and approval of various wireless facilities and (2) real estate transactions for deployment of wireless facilities on government property. For counsel representing local governments, wireless providers, or property owners with a cell site portfolio, challenges that arise in wireless site leases/licenses include rates, revenue distribution, environmental and zoning issues. Regulatory burdens are also changing with the enactment of FCC shot clocks and collocation fast tracks pursuant to the FCC’s 6409(a) rules and numerous state-level small cell laws.

Listen as our panel of legal advisers discusses best practices for counsel to local governments and property owners to prepare for and deal with issues specific to cell towers and site applications and leases.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Developments driving deployment
  • Law governing the placement of wireless facilities
  • Key issues in managing placement and design of wireless facilities
  • Leasing facilities to wireless providers

Session II – The Ethics and Legality of Using Smartphones and other Mobile Devices in the Legal Profession – Michael Overly

In this session, we will focus on understanding key ethical obligations relating to the use of mobile technology, including smartphones and tablets. The session will also provide attendees with an overview of information security and privacy standards applicable to their practices. Numerous real-world examples will be provided.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Understanding Ethical Obligations
  • Fundamentals of Information Security
  • Sources of Risk
  • Human Factor
  • Incident Response

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Brittany Weidner_myLawCLEBrittany Weidner | Best Best & Krieger LLP

Brittany Weidner is an associate at Best Best & Krieger LLP, where her practice focuses on telecommunications. She works closely with local governments and public agencies advising on regulatory and transactional matters involving broadband and fiber networks, cable and telecom franchising, leases and licenses, and wireless communication facilities.

Prior to joining BBK, Brittany was an associate at Austin Legal Group, APC, where her practice primarily focused on California commercial cannabis law and land use entitlement matters. She advised and represented private cannabis entities on a broad range of regulatory compliance matters and obtained complex cannabis land use approvals through traditional land use application processes and highly-competitive, merit-based licensing application processes.

Brittany is a San Diego native who enjoys live music, hiking, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends under the California sunshine.

 

Bennett Givens_myLawCLEBennett Givens | Best Best & Krieger LLP

Bennett A. Givens is an associate at Best Best & Krieger LLP who focuses on telecommunications, land use and real estate. He regularly assists clients in California and across the country with a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters involving broadband and fiber networks, cable and telecom franchising, leases and licenses, wireless communications and public-private partnerships.

Bennett primarily represents public agencies, cooperatives, nonprofits and small competitive providers on a wide range of issues related to telecommunications infrastructure.

While earning his law degree at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Bennett served as chief research editor for the Entertainment Law Review.

 

Michael-R.-Overly_Foley-&-Lardner-LLP_myLawCLEMichael R. Overly | Foley & Lardner LLP

Michael Overly is a partner in Foley & Lardner’s Information Technology & Outsourcing Group and Privacy, Security and Information Management Groups. He is one of the few practicing lawyers who has satisfied the rigorous requirements necessary to obtain the Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC), Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP), and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certifications. He writes and speaks frequently regarding negotiating and drafting technology transactions and the legal issues of technology in the workplace, e-mail, and electronic evidence. He has written numerous articles and books on these subjects and is a frequent commentator in the national press (e.g., the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, ABCNEWS.com, CNN, and MSNBC) and has testified before the U.S. Congress regarding online issues.

Agenda

Session I – Cell and Wireless Tower Law: A regulatory and transactional primer | 2:00pm – 3:40pm

  • Developments driving deployment | 2:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Law governing the placement of wireless facilities | 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm

  • Key issues in managing placement and design of wireless facilities | 3:10pm – 3:25pm
  • Leasing facilities to wireless providers | 3:25pm – 3:40pm

Session II – The Ethics and Legality of Using Smartphones and other Mobile Devices in the Legal Profession | 3:40pm – 4:50pm

  • Understanding Ethical Obligations | 3:40pm – 3:55pm
  • Fundamentals of Information Security | 3:55pm – 4:10pm

Break | 4:10pm – 4:20pm

  • Sources of Risk | 4:20pm – 4:30pm
  • Human Factor | 4:30pm – 4:40pm
  • Incident Response | 4:40pm – 4:50pm