The session will provide an overview of the zoning and permitting of wireless facilities including towers, rooftop and stealth installations. The panel will also address wireless leasing (rooftops and raw land leases), including a discussion of important often‐negotiated lease provisions, lease buyouts and revenue stream sale transactions, and the evolution of small cells. In addition, panel members will discuss important issues relating to recent federal statutory and regulatory provisions and the interplay between federal law and local zoning ordinances. Attorneys who attend this session should come away with an understanding of important lease provisions required by carriers; the limits of local zoning by‐laws; and an understanding of the issues in balancing the interests of carriers, landlords and municipalities.
Carol also lectured during 2014 as a faculty member for the NH Bar Association’s CLE program “Administrative and Legislative Process and State Agency Adjudicative Hearings” where she spoke on constitutional and statutory issues related to rulemaking by executive branch agencies. In addition, she spoke as a panel member in a program sponsored by Suffolk University Law School entitled, “Evolving Energy Landscape,” where she addressed the changing role of natural gas in the regional energy market and recent development in the LNG and CNG sectors.
Carol’s sixteen years’ experience in state government as the Director of the New Hampshire Office of Legislative Services and Assistant Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture gives her unique perspective on state legislative, regulatory and budgeting processes. Her background is beneficial to many clients, including those involved in competitive bidding and contracting with the State and those involved in administrative matters before state agencies. Prior to joining McLane, she spent six year concentrating in telecommunications, water and energy matters, as well as litigation in both the state and federal courts.
Carol can be reached in McLane’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2684 or [email protected].
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