The Firm provides legal services to all major wireless telecommunications carriers in connection with leasing, zoning and litigation matters. We secure zoning and environmental permits and approvals for national wireless carriers, AM radio, low latency microwave networks, satellite dish and other antenna facilities in New York and New Jersey. The firm regularly represents these companies in state and federal court to reverse variance denials, defend application approvals or challenge overly burdensome regulations.

By Edward W. Purcell | On July 14, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a precedential decision that expands the scope of the type of “need” a carrier can use to challenge a land use denial under the Federal Telecommunications Act (TCA). In Cellco Partnership v. White Deer Township Zoning […]

Greg Meese and Ed Purcell notch big win for the telecom industry in ExteNet Systems Inc. v Township of North Bergen. On May 19, 2022, Federal Court Judge Madeline Cox Arleo granted their motion for summary judgment finding that the Township of North Bergen illegally denied ExteNet’s applications to install small wireless facilities in the […]

This is the second article in a two-part discussion of recent actions by the Federal Communications Commission. It provides an overview of two more recent FCC Orders that clarify the law regarding the 2014 Order and Section 6409(a) of the 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. By Gregory D. Meese and Edward […]

Wireless Antenna Facility Modifications: Part I, Vexing Issues This two-part article will describe recent FCC actions to promote wireless technology deployment. This first article will provide an overview of Section 6409(a) of the 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, and some of the troubling issues that have come to the fore. By […]

FCC Adopts 5G Upgrade Order To Clarify Collocation Requirements By: Gregory D. Meese, Esq. & Edward W. Purcell, Esq. On June 9th the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) took another step on its path to streamline local government review of wireless technology siting by adopting its 5G Upgrade Order which further refines and clarifies its previous […]

In a striking ruling that benefits corporations located within the United States but which store information on servers overseas, the Second Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals held on July 14, 2016 that a warrant served by the United States Government upon the Microsoft Corporation under section 2703 of the Stored Communications Act […]