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Telecommunications Law Professionals PLLC

United States 2024

General Information

Year founded: 2011
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Overview

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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.

Rankings

Telecommunications Law Professionals PLLC is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Communications Law

Metro Rankings

Washington, D.C.
Tier 1 for Communications Law
Tier 2 for Corporate Law

Select Clients

  • Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc.
  • CCA - The Competitive Carriers Association
  • Columbia Capital Corporation
  • General Communication, Inc.
  • M/C Venture Partners
  • MCG Capital Corporation
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • PRWireless, Inc. d/b/a Open Mobile
  • Triad Cellular Corporation

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Communications Law
The attorneys and staff at Telecommunications Law Professionals are my "go to" firm in D.C. for FCC work. They are extremely knowledgeable in all areas of telecommunications, be it wire line or wireless. They are trusted by the biggest named companies in America and the world for giving thoughtful, current, and timely telecommunications advice. I have worked very closely with the firm over the years on joint projects, and Telecommunications Law Professionals is my preferred D.C. firm. I would be proud to have my name associated with this recommendation.
Mark Williams, Partner – Sherman & Howard
Communications Law
The team at Telecommunications Law Professionals have been consistent performers throughout multiple engagements. When I need perfection in a timely manner, this is my "go-to" firm. Telecommunications Law Professionals is eager to team with our company and find best solutions. I have never been disappointed.
Paul Roberts, Vice President, Compliance – American Tower Corporation
Communications Law
Telecommunications Law Professionals is our go-to DC law firm for all matters FCC-related. They are top-notch, one of the very very best firms in this arena.
Communications Law
I have used Telecommunications Law Professionals for everything from routine tracking of matters relevant to us at the Federal Communications Commission to time-sensitive matters including comment filings and responses to potentially adversarial matters. They keep me informed on a regular basis and are top-notch when it comes to tactics and strategy in challenging situations.
Communications Law
Telecommunications Law Professionals has the perfect mix of legal expertise and practicality. We've been working with them for more than 5 years and they are intimately familiar with our policy and budgetary needs. They provide a great tool in our arsenal.
Rebecca Thompson, General Counsel – CCA - The Competitive Carriers Association
Corporate Law
Telecommunications Law Professionals is an excellent firm. They are strong at all levels and I am very satisfied when I am represented by them.
Craig Viehweg, CFO – Triad Cellular Corporation
Communications Law
Telecommunications Law Professionals are factually the most responsive and supportive group of lawyers I have ever engaged as outside counsel. They are an outstanding team.
Bonnie Paskvan – Calista Corporation
Communications Law
Telecommunications Law Professionals is top-notch when it comes to telecommunications legal advice that takes into consideration business aspects of regulatory matters. They provide counsel that is supported by a complete knowledge of the sector, as well as the client's operations and drivers. We have used them for everything from the ordinary, such as tracking FCC activity and dockets, to the extraordinary, including time-sensitive adversarial matters requiring rapid development of tactics, strategy, and advocacy materials. In particular, Michael Lazarus can be commended for his responsiveness, knowledge, and advocacy, as well as his relationships with industry decision-makers.
Communications Law
With Telecommunications Law Professionals, I always know that my interests are being considered even when I am not able to track every issue. That alone brings great value, but considering that the firm literally never bills me for this sort of "side-monitoring" sets it above other firms on which I've relied over decades.

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Communications Law

Regional Rankings

Washington, D.C.
Tier 1 for Communications Law
Tier 2 for Corporate Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Communications Law
  • Corporate Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Telecommunications Law Professionals PLLC has 6 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Telecommunications Law Professionals PLLC eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

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Demographics

Partners
Male: 4
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 1
Female: 1
Associates
Female: 2
Non-Legal Employees
Female: 1

Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Chambers USA - Telecom, Broadcast and Satellite
  • Legal 500 Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory
  • Legal 500 Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional
  • US News & World Report 2018 Best Law Firms

Main Location

Washington, DC
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1011
Washington, DC 20036
United States
202-789-3120 Call our Washington, DC location at 202-789-3120 Get Directions Get directions to our Washington, DC location

Management and Personnel

Founding Member, (202) 789-3113
Carl W. Northrop
Managing Member, (202) 789-3114
Michael Lazarus
Member, (202) 789-3115
Dennis Corbett
Associate, 202-789-3116
Jessica Gyllstrom

Contacts

Managing Member
Michael Lazarus
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