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


Services


Federal Communications Commission

The firm offers comprehensive regulatory and compliance services before the FCC, including Lifeline Compliance Plans, Forbearance Petitions, ETC Petitions, Section 214 Authorizations, Universal Service Fund compliance (FCC Forms 499A and 499Q), USF Dispute Resolution with the FCC and USAC, E-Rate, Notices of Apparent Liability (NAL), and other compliance issues including Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) and E911.
State Regulatory

The firm can obtain the necessary certifications and authorizations in all states, and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada, for companies to provide Wireless / MVNO / CMRS service, wireless and wireline ETC service, competitive local exchange service (CLEC), long distance service (IXC), inmate service, VoIP services, data services, operator service (OSP / AOS), and payphone service.
Contract Drafting, Negotiation, and Review

The firm has negotiated hundreds of carrier and agency agreements, including interconnection and commercial agreements with every major telecommunications carrier.  We truly believe that it is critical for our clients to understand their carrier and customer agreements, both in terms of the legal rights and obligations that they create.  Most critically, we also work with our clients to make sure that their business practices mesh effectively with the terms and conditions of their telecommunications agreement.  We also understand the dynamics of the negotiation process and how to drive agreements to resolution quickly and efficiently and on terms and conditions most favorable to our clients.
Mergers and Acquisitions

The firm has represented numerous telecommunications companies involved in the mergers and acquisitions process.  Our advice has included all matters from the initial negotiations and letter of intent, obtaining the necessary approvals from the FCC and State Regulatory Commissions, to the drafting letters of intent, merger or acquisition documents, regulatory due diligence, closing, and providing state and federal regulatory opinions.
Ongoing Regulatory Compliance

Once the firm has acquired all the necessary state and federal licenses and authorizations for your business, let us keep you in compliance.
Ongoing regulatory and tax compliance is provided by FAS Tek Compliance Solutions, Inc.
Ongoing Lifeline / ETC compliance is provided by Expert Telecom Compliance.