Leasing and Licensing Real Property and Vertical Infrastructure for Wireless Deployment


CLE credits earned: 2 General Credit (Pending WA 2 Law and Legal)

The wireless carriers are in the midst of a massive upgrade to their wireless networks, known as 5G. At the same time regulators are seeking improvements to the resiliency of these networks by requiring the installation of backup power generators and batteries. In this course landlords will learn current best practices and ways to protect your interests in negotiating leases, licenses, and easements to allow wireless companies to use your real property, buildings and vertical infrastructure such as light poles for wireless deployments and upgrades. The speakers will discuss recent actions by the Federal Communications Commission to facilitate wireless installations and the key differences in the authority of private and public entity landlords

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Leasing, licensing, and easement grants for cell site facilities
•   Common pitfalls and solutions
•   Private landlord authority
•   Public entity limitations on authority

Date / Time: June 29, 2021

•   1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Eastern
•   12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Central
•   11:00 am – 1:10 pm Mountain
•   10:00 am – 12:10 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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Original Broadcast Date: June 29, 2021

Gail A. Karish | Best Best & Krieger LLP

Gail A. Karish is a partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP who focuses on
telecommunications, assisting clients in California and across the U.S. with
a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters involving broadband
and fiber networks, cable and telecom franchising, wireless
communications and publicprivate partnerships. Gail’s clients are mainly
public agencies, such as local governments, water districts and municipal
utilities. Public agencies can serve a variety of roles in relation to
telecommunications infrastructure – regulator, owner, service provider,
customer, partner – and Gail’s clients come to her for advice and guidance
on issues that arise in all these contexts. She also represents some
cooperatives, nonprofits, and small competitive providers.

Bennett A. 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.

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I. Overview of Federal Communications Commission actions impacting landlords 1:00 – 1:30
II. Overview of recent state laws imposing resiliency requirements and allowing backup generators 1:30 – 2:00
Break 2:00 – 2:10
III. Discussion of common pitfalls and solutions 2:10 – 3:10