Thompson & Knight's service to the telecommunications industry is extensive. We represent manufacturers of semiconductors, modems, servers, routers, trade switches, and cellular handsets. Our clients encompass internet protocol telephony providers, co-location agents, service providers, facilities leasing operations, and the providers of other infrastructure, and include tower owners and operators, competitive local exchange carriers, internet service providers, web-based hosting operations, and international cellular operators. We represent a company engaged in the design, manufacture, sale, and installation of satellite communication earth station antenna and also provide counsel to venture capital companies and lenders to the industry, including in their disputes with debtors.
Our attorneys' work for the telecommunications industry includes development deals, litigation, bankruptcy, labor and employment, regulatory, zoning and local law issues, and patent and trademark counsel. We have assisted our telecommunications clients with the preparation and negotiation of leases and license agreements and also assist with all forms of corporate and securities transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions; private offerings of debt and equity; venture capital financing; and IPOs.