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Cell Site Question: How Much is an Acre of Land Worth in the U.S.?

My mentor and colleague, John Pestle of the Varnum, LLP and I teach online lectures about wireless leasing matters. We have taught these wireless leasing

John Pestle, Esq. of the Varnum, LLP.

lectures for many years. Our lectures, taught through Lorman Education Services and the International Municipal Lawyers Association focus on key things a . . . → Read More: Cell Site Question: How Much is an Acre of Land Worth in the U.S.?

Financial

Wireless Lease Negotiations: Privileges, Not Rights

My law firm professionals and I have negotiated hundreds of leases, lease modifications, agreements, ordinances, etc. over the years. We repeated hear the wireless carriers talk about the ‘rights’ they must have.

Nope. That’s not how it works for the savvy landlord.

We advise clients (and just about anyone else who will listen) that the . . . → Read More: Wireless Lease Negotiations: Privileges, Not Rights

American Tower

TriStar v. American Tower (It’s Over)

After a few years (and no doubt millions of dollars in legal fees), TriStar and American Tower have agreed to an out of court settlement.

As you’ll recall from my original post on this lawsuit back on February 19, 2012 TriStar sued American Tower claiming

Count 1: Violation of the Lanham Act, 15 . . . → Read More: TriStar v. American Tower (It’s Over)

Financial

Selling Your Cell Tower Lease Lecture 4/9/14

John Pestle and I will once again present an updated version of our very popular lease buy-out lecture, “Selling Your Cell Tower Lease.” This time we’ll present on April 9th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT. Lorman Education Services hosts many of the lectures John and I present, and they do an outstanding job . . . → Read More: Selling Your Cell Tower Lease Lecture 4/9/14

Financial

Don’t Be A Casualty of a Wireless Lease Casualty Clause

A “casualty” clause in a lease is commonly included to provide a way of altering the terms of a lease or outright terminating a lease before its natural expiration if something bad happen.

Something like a fire.

Take a look below at the standard template language found in a very well-known carrier’s boilerplate agreement. After . . . → Read More: Don’t Be A Casualty of a Wireless Lease Casualty Clause

Cable TV Operators

Time Warner Cable and CBS – Now 24 Hours into the War

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This post is off topic, but as a current Time Warner Cable subscriber in Santa Monica, California; a former Warner Cable manager; and long term cable industry member, I want to speak up. Soap box, here I come…

Time Warner Cable and CBS are engaged in a game of . . . → Read More: Time Warner Cable and CBS – Now 24 Hours into the War

AT&T Wireless

AT&T Wireless: It’s All About the Bandwidth, Dummy!

Well, as we all know by know, it turns out that T-Mobile would not feast on the insect. Rather, AT&T Wireless bit the Bug. Yum!

Cricket will go to AT&T, but that’s a bit of a misstatement. This deal has nothing to do about acquiring cell sites. This deal has nothing to do about keeping . . . → Read More: AT&T Wireless: It’s All About the Bandwidth, Dummy!

California Real Property Journal

Cal. Real Prop. J. Wireless Leasing Article Co-Authored by Kramer

For those of you who write cell tower leases to protect site landlords, I’m sure you will be interested in a feature scholarly article that I had the privilege of co-authoring with Christina (Chris) Sansone of the Sansone Law Firm.

Titled, “What Landlords Should Know About Cell Site Leasing” and published in the current . . . → Read More: Cal. Real Prop. J. Wireless Leasing Article Co-Authored by Kramer

Clearwire

Bye-bye Sprint Nextel…Hello SoftSprint!

Yes, this is a parody logo. You wondered?

Sprint Nextel is now a part of SoftBank.

Sprint reports that about 98% of its shareholders voted for the deal. The FCC approval seems like it will be pro forma.

Now, with the SoftSprint and SprintClear deals done, I suspect Dan Hesse is considering when and . . . → Read More: Bye-bye Sprint Nextel…Hello SoftSprint!

Clearwire

Sprint to Clearwire: How ’bout a Bigger Dowry?

So, in the latest chapter of the SoftSprint-Clearwire-Dish matrimonial saga, it looks like SoftSprint will indeed take Clearwire to the alter.

Yesterday, Sprint (which had sued Clearwire just three days before to block the sale to Dish) decided to up its offer from $3.40 to $5.00, topping Dish’s offer of $4.40.

Just to make sure . . . → Read More: Sprint to Clearwire: How ’bout a Bigger Dowry?

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