The bulk of Andy’s current practice involves representing AT&T nationwide in its effort to upgrade its wireless network. This work includes the following:

  • All facets of small cell deployments
  • Eligible facilities requests (EFR)
  • Collocations
  • Relocations
  • New site builds
  • DAS permitting matters
  • Zoning and rights-of-way disputes
  • FCC shot clock litigation
  • Comments on local wireless ordinances or state or federal legislation
  • Negotiating and testifying on behalf of wireless industry state legislative initiatives
  • Assisting wireless carriers with comments in relevant FCC dockets
  • Resolving leasing disputes created by modifications or network upgrades
  • Municipal networks
  • Smart city projects
  • RF emission compliance
  • Environmental and historic preservation review under NEPA and NHPA

Andy has extensive specialized expertise regarding these legal matters, particularly as it relates to the major federal and state laws in this area. He is well versed in the case law interpreting Section 332 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Section 6409 of the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2011. Andy has also assisted a major wireless carrier develop and implement a program utilizing drone technology to assist with infrastructure deployment and maintenance issues.