Dow Lohnes provides a variety of services related to communications and media transactions and contracting, from initial consideration of a transaction, contract or investment through consummation and post-consummation activities. Depending on client requirements, Dow Lohnes communications attorneys provide these services on a stand-alone basis or in conjunction with corporate counsel from Dow Lohnes or other firms.
Dow Lohnes provides assistance in all stages of a transaction, beginning with initial due diligence and determinations regarding regulatory compliance and potential economic effects of likely changes in the regulatory or legislative environment. Its lawyers prepare and negotiate transaction documents and related agreements. The firm’s communications attorneys are expert in spotting, evaluating, and addressing business and regulatory issues in proposed transactions. Their broad transactional experience also allows the attorneys to identify potential regulatory hurdles and ways that clients may avoid or overcome them. Dow Lohnes communications attorneys specialize in finding creative solutions to complex ownership and structuring issues presented by the foreign ownership and media ownership and attribution rules of the FCC.
The firm also has the expertise to shepherd transactions through the regulatory process. This work involves regularly preparing and prosecuting transfer applications as well as assisting clients in minimizing regulatory risks and delays.