Communications Business and Strategic Planning
Communications Business and Strategic Planning
Strategic planning aligned with clear, well-developed business objectives is essential for companies in any industry.

It’s mission critical for providers in an industry like communications, where rapidly changing technologies, opportunities and risks require companies to be nimble and resourceful, and layers of evolving state and federal regulation can trip up even the most established provider.

Our Communications attorneys provide comprehensive business and strategic planning advice to communications and information technology companies, ranging from some of the biggest global providers to startups and emerging enterprises.  We don’t just use the standard toolkit, we offer innovative solutions to help you achieve your business and operational objectives.

As counsel to buyers, sellers and investors, our integrated team brings to the table a proficiency in a full range of corporate transactions—mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, tender offers and restructurings in and out of bankruptcy proceedings—and the regulatory know-how required to help clients solve the full range of issues that can arise as part of a complex transaction inside this highly regulated space.  We craft practical and effective solutions to due diligence and deal structuring issues, identify and mitigate potential regulatory risks and enforcement exposure, and secure required federal and state regulatory approvals.

Outside of the deal process, our attorneys advise clients in the formulation, revision and implementation of business plans to ensure that they keep pace with the prevailing and developing competitive, legal and regulatory climate.  Clients rely on our deep knowledge of the communications legal and regulatory landscape to help mitigate risks and maximize opportunities presented by existing rules or effectuated by changing the rules.

 
 

Overview

Strategic planning aligned with clear, well-developed business objectives is essential for companies in any industry.

It’s mission critical for providers in an industry like communications, where rapidly changing technologies, opportunities and risks require companies to be nimble and resourceful, and layers of evolving state and federal regulation can trip up even the most established provider.

Our Communications attorneys provide comprehensive business and strategic planning advice to communications and information technology companies, ranging from some of the biggest global providers to startups and emerging enterprises.  We don’t just use the standard toolkit, we offer innovative solutions to help you achieve your business and operational objectives.

As counsel to buyers, sellers and investors, our integrated team brings to the table a proficiency in a full range of corporate transactions—mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, tender offers and restructurings in and out of bankruptcy proceedings—and the regulatory know-how required to help clients solve the full range of issues that can arise as part of a complex transaction inside this highly regulated space.  We craft practical and effective solutions to due diligence and deal structuring issues, identify and mitigate potential regulatory risks and enforcement exposure, and secure required federal and state regulatory approvals.

Outside of the deal process, our attorneys advise clients in the formulation, revision and implementation of business plans to ensure that they keep pace with the prevailing and developing competitive, legal and regulatory climate.  Clients rely on our deep knowledge of the communications legal and regulatory landscape to help mitigate risks and maximize opportunities presented by existing rules or effectuated by changing the rules.

Partner
Email (202) 342-8544(202) 342-8544
John Heitmann, chair of the Communications practice, counsels wireless, wireline and cable broadband and telephony service providers, and other entities, large and small, international and domesti...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8612(202) 342-8612
Steve Augustino’s telecommunications practice is both broad and deep, ranging from regulatory, legislative and administrative law counsel to transactional advice, advocacy and litigation.&nb...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8518(202) 342-8518
Thomas Cohen’s practice focuses on providing legal counsel to further the business interests of entities engaged in the provision of wireline and wireless telecommunications, cable (video) a...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8566(202) 342-8566
Josh Guyan advises providers of wireline, wireless, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and satellite services on domestic and international experimental compliance and licensing, as well as Unive...
Partner
Email (312) 857-2350(312) 857-2350
Hank Kelly is the managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. Hank’s practice is focused exclusively on communications, energy and public utility law and regulation, where he p...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7697(212) 808-7697
Marisa Lorenzo is a litigator who focuses on investigations, enforcement actions and lawsuits involving the communications industry.  Marisa works with clients, including communication service...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8540(202) 342-8540
Chip Yorkgitis is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  He focuses his practice on telecommunications. Chip represents clients with interests and concerns related to sp...
Special Counsel
Email (312) 857-7087(312) 857-7087
Michael Dover’s practice focuses on technology litigation and dispute resolution.  Mike has extensive first and second chair experience before various federal courts, state courts and st...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8614(202) 342-8614
Denise Smith is special counsel in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on representing telecommunications companies before federal and state regulatory agencies and courts...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8503 (202) 342-8503
Avonne Bell is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on telecommunications and technology matters. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Avonne was a Senior Manage...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8465(202) 342-8465
Brad Currier is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  His practice focuses on communications matters. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Brad served as an Assistant ...
Associate
Email (212) 808-7678(212) 808-7678
Jameson Dempsey counsels wireless, wireline, cable and advanced communications service providers on federal and state privacy, information security, and communications issues.  He draws on a ...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8635(202) 342-8635
Ross Slutsky is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on communications, technology policy, privacy, data security, and emerging technology matters. Throug...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8459 (202) 342-8459
Jenny Wainwright is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Her practice focuses on federal and state regulatory and transactional matters involving communications service ...