Lance J.M. Steinhart, P.C.
Attorneys at Law
(770) 232-9200 (Phone)
(770) 232-9208 (Fax)

About Us

Lance J.M. Steinhart, Esq.

Lance Steinhart is recognized as one of the leading telecommunications attorneys in the country.  Lance has provided legal regulatory counsel to over 600 companies.  In addition to his law practice, he was Founder and Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and General Counsel of Telecom Compliance Services, Inc. (TCS), the first company to provide outsourced ongoing regulatory compliance.  Lance founded TCS in 1995 and led the company to become a national leader in regulatory compliance services.  Lance successfully sold the company to Thomson Reuters in April 2006.

Lance formed FAS Tek Compliance Solutions, Inc. in June of 2011, which provides ongoing regulatory and transactional tax compliance services to primarily telecom providers.  He serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and General Counsel.  He is also Founder and Chairman of Expert Telecom Compliance, Inc. ("ETC"), which provides ongoing consulting, compliance and industry intelligence to Lifeline Service Providers.

Lance received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Syracuse University, a Juris Doctor, and Masters of Tax Law from Georgetown University Law Center.  He is a member of both the New York Bar Association and the Georgia Bar Association, and was admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland. 

Lance is a member of the Competitive Telecommunications Association (COMPTEL), the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA), and the American Bar Association (ABA).  Lance is currently a member of COMPTEL's Regulatory and Legislative Committee.  Lance was a member of the Association of Communications Enterprises (ASCENT f/ka TRA) and the International Prepaid Communications Association (IPCA), and previously served on the Internet Advisory Counsel for ASCENT, as well as on the Legal Affairs Committee for COMPTEL. 

Burton F. Peebles, Esq.

Burton Peebles joined the firm in 2015.  Burton specializes in telecommunications and administrative law and represents clients before the FCC and all state regulatory commissions.  He has broad experience with federal and state administrative trial practice, telecommunications regulation, business formation, and compliance strategy.  He has successfully steered municipalities and city managers through wholesale review and revision of existing municipal code and has defended business entities undergoing both administrative investigation and defending against a broad range of consumer complaint proceedings.  Burton also handles matters regarding business creation; state utility rate proceedings; corporate governance and regulatory compliance; the federal Lifeline program, and both federal and state Universal Service Funds (USF); FCC compliance plans / forbearance petitions; FCC and state Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC) Petitions and Certifications; Wireless / MVNO / CMRS authorizations; inmate telecommunications service (ITS); municipalities; and complex settlement negotiations. 


Prior to joining the firm, Burton Burton received his J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law, where he was a merit scholarship recipient.  While at Emory, he served as the Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Emory Law Journal, which selected his student comment for publication, and as a student coordinator with the Office of Student Engagement.  He completed internships with the Honorable Alan J. Baverman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; The Coca-Cola Company, Global Marketing Group; and the U.S. Department of Education, in addition to serving as an appellate clinician with the Barton Law and Policy Center. 

Burton earned his B.A., with highest distinction, in journalism and mass communication, with an emphasis on public relations, along with a minor in social and economic justice, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012, where he served on the Editorial Board of The Daily Tar Heel, as a Buckley Public Service Scholar, as a Senior Marshal, and as an external appointment for the Executive Branch of Student Government.  As an undergraduate, Burton also completed administrative internships with both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in Washington, D.C., and assisted regulatory research as a research assistant to a professor at the UNC School of Law.

Telecommunications Regulatory Specialists
Heather Kirby

Heather focuses on Lifeline matters, including FCC Compliance Plans and Forbearance Petitions, ETC reporting compliance, and ETC Petitions and Certifications with the FCC and all state regulatory commissions.  Heather also has experience working on Tariffs,  and CLEC, IXC, VoIP, Data and CMRS Authorizations with all state regulatory commissions.


Heather received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University magna cum laude. Prior to joining the firm, Heather worked in the financial services industry, and later worked for Cumulus Media. Heather joined the firm in 2010.

Kali Reeves

Kali focuses on  CLEC, IXC, VoIP and Data  Petitions and Certifications, Secretary of State Authorizations, and Tariffs with the FCC and all state regulatory commissions.  Kali also has experience working on Lifeline matters, including FCC Compliance Plans, FCC and State ETC Petitions and Certifications, and Wireless / MVNO / CMRS Authorizations with the FCC and all state regulatory commissions.

Kali received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University. Prior to joining the firm, Kali served as a military paralegal in the U.S. Army. Kali joined the firm in 2010.