Sprint’s sale of its tower portfolio: what does it mean for your lease?

On October 17, 2017, SoftBank and Lendlease announced in a press release their plans to form a joint venture in the wireless industry that will “develop and own infrastructure assets in the United States.”   The new venture – to be named Lendlease Towers – is poised to manage approximately 8,000 cellular sites, with an…

In Business Wireless Agreements

Is the Free Ride Over? What Property Owners Need to Know about In-Building Wireless Agreements.

Disruption has made its way to in-building wireless leases – meaning cellular voice and data, not WiFi. Unlike most industry disruptions, there are upsides for all the players involved, including property owners, tenants, carriers, and third parties. Rather than a change to the technology itself (although that is starting to evolve as well), the key…

Force Majeure

What Atlanta’s I-85 Bridge Collapse Can Teach Us about Business Interruption Coverage, Force Majeure, and Risk

Six weeks ago, one of Atlanta’s major transportation arteries collapsed, causing enormous hurdles for commuters and businesses alike. I’m sure you’re as thrilled as I am that the I-85 bridge reopened ahead of schedule! While the pain of the past six weeks is still fresh, it’s the perfect time to review three key areas of…

Legal Checkup

2017 Legal Checkup

  Happy New Year! My best wishes to you for a safe, healthy and prosperous 2017. A quote that I like a lot is “[a]n ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” I understand this quote has been attributed to Benjamin Franklin. I often use this quote in the context of a business…