Minasian Becker LLC is a certified woman-owned business with extensive experience in legal transactions for the wireless telecommunications industry.
Founded in 1995 by Jane E. Minasian, the firm works with companies in the wireless telecommunications industry throughout the United States. “One of our first clients was a major carrier and we’ve continued working with that client and other companies in the industry ever since,” said Minasian. “Our attorneys have broad experience in all facets of cell tower and antenna site leasing, conveyancing and all related real estate matters, including the finance and assignment of towers, rooftops, and other antenna installations.”
Sheila R. Becker joined the firm in 2005 after working for a major wireless carrier and two tower companies, bringing a decade of wireless telecommunications experience to the firm’s clients. “Four out of the five attorneys in the practice have supported telecom clients for around 20 years each, so collectively we have approximately 80 years of in-depth telecom experience,” said Becker.
Minasian Becker LLC has represented carriers, tower owners, tower developers and property owners in thousands of cell tower and antenna transactions. “We are known for being able to review complex documents and give insightful assessments in an efficient and strategic manner, in part because of the sheer number of site documents we have negotiated over the years. We know where the negotiations should come out because we’ve been there so many times before.”
The types of agreements the firm can negotiate are extensive and include not only leases but multi-carrier agreements, contracts for cost or equipment sharing, tower replacements, large-scale DAS/in-building agreements for public venues, utility easements, construction contracts and more. “We enjoy the challenge of structuring master agreements between parties who realize they will be doing business together over and over again. We did this for small cell installations with National Grid and Eversource and foresee many opportunities to do the same with others,” said Becker.
Minasian Becker also assists clients with title, environmental and permitting due diligence, merger and acquisitions transactions, A&E and service-related agreements as well as responsive bids for public procurement.
In thinking over the firm’s accomplishments Minasian noted, “We have had to address every type of problem imaginable, whether due to title issues, owner sensitivities or lender concerns. From our experience, we can say, that if the parties want to make a deal happen, we can find a way to solve the problem and document it so that everyone’s needs are met and our client’s interests protected. We are always able to bring creative drafting and a fair strategy to the table.”
“We’re proud to say that our clients are satisfied because the firm is knowledgeable, responsive and efficient and is recognized for solving problems and getting deals done,” said Becker.
The firm is also poised to work within the 5G and IoT world coming our way. “We’ve negotiated scores of agreements beyond wireless such as software licensing, phone and video services, and cloud computing,” said Minasian. Given this experience with varied technology agreements, the foray into 5G, IoT, and smart city development is a good fit for the firm. “We are qualified to help with the many types of agreements and contractual arrangements that will evolve from these new technologies,” added Minasian.
Additionally, as Minasian Becker has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (a WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Office of Supplier Diversity for the State of Massachusetts, clients using Minasian Becker can also fulfill supplier diversity requirements required by government agencies. “Many customers in the wireless industry, as well as other industries, like to see that companies foster diversity and we’re happy to help them meet their diversity objectives through our legal services,” said Minasian.
Minasian Becker LLC is also is a full service commercial real estate firm representing a broad range of major corporate clients, national retail chains, closely held businesses and nonprofits for over 20 years.
To contact Minasian Becker LLC, visit https://mbllclaw.com/ or call 781-643-0173.
September 21, 2018