Phillips Lytle Attorney To Present At Wi-Fi North America/Small Cells North America Conference

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 11:54

Special Counsel David E. Bronston will present at the 2nd Annual Wi-Fi North America/Small Cells North America joint conference, April 2-3, 2014, at The Convene Times Square.

Mr. Bronston’s presentation is titled “Heterogenous Networks Infrastructure Installation: The Legal Perspective.”

His address will include the legal and regulatory issues governing the installation of DAS and small cells networks; the key terms of leases or license agreements for these installations with public or private property owners; and NYC case studies of installations on public and private property.

Mr. Bronston, a member of the New York State Wireless Association board of directors, focuses his practice on telecommunications infrastructure and has extensive experience with network licensing and the intersection of telecommunications infrastructure with real estate. He has represented public and private property owners nationwide in license agreements, right of way agreements and other access agreements with telecommunications service providers. He has also represented all types of telecommunications service providers and carriers (with a particular expertise in Distributed Antenna System networks) in negotiating franchise agreements with local governments and obtaining all necessary legislative authorizations and administrative licenses, permits and approvals.

Mr. Bronston has over two decades of experience in the telecommunications industry and is a former general counsel for the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He frequently speaks on the topic of telecommunications and has written extensively on telecommunications matters.

He was selected for the Metro New York Super Lawyers® list, 2006-2010, 2013, and is rated AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Bronston also serves on the board of directors for The Adirondack Council, Parks and Trails New York and the New York City chapter of the NY League of Conservation Voters.

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Sarah K. Ranni, an attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP, one of the region’s best-known law firms, has been promoted to special counsel.

Ms. Ranni focuses her practice on the variety of legal issues impacting employee benefit plans. She counsels employers regarding the design, documentation and administration of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans and executive compensation plans, including the compliance of such plans with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, and the unique tax rules that apply to nonprofit organizations. She also advises clients regarding employee benefit matters that arise during mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

Ms. Ranni was named an Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2013. She is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WNY Chapter and the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association, and serves on the board of directors of the Fordham Club of Buffalo.