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PREMIER COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY LAW FIRM

LB3 is the premier boutique law firm dedicated to counseling companies on telecommunications and information technology matters.  We serve as a trusted advisor to our clients, structuring and negotiating transactions for network services, outsourcing, managed services, software and hardware acquisitions, cloud computing, and other complex technology service arrangements.  As regulatory counselors, LB3 helps enterprise customers resolve high stakes disputes with their carriers and public and private enterprise users to navigate successfully the challenges and nuances of the FCC regulatory environment.

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Spectrum, Wireless and Infrastructure Development

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Communications Regulatory Advice and Advocacy

Telecom Tax and Fee Recovery

PIONEERS IN THE FIELD OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY LAW


LB3 was one of the first law firms to enter the highly complex area of information and communications technology law. As technology advances and diversifies, our firm remains at the forefront of its field-evolving negotiation strategies and contract structures that help our clients find the right solutions to their most difficult challenges.  We were involved in the earliest custom enterprise telecommunications contracts and multi-tower IT outsourcings and have represented many of the most demanding enterprise customers in support of their IT and network infrastructure outsourcing, managed services, and other complex technology transactions. LB3 was also among the first firms to represent the large user community in negotiations for commercially offered wireless technologies and IoT solutions.

IT PAYS TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN YOUR CORNER

LB3’s lawyers are uniquely qualified to handle our clients’ most complex transactions and regulatory challenges.  With experience spanning the wide spectrum of information and communication technologies, managed services, outsourcing and cloud computing, we are well equipped to assist our clients in successfully negotiating and closing sophisticated transactions, including new technologies and service arrangements of first impression.

Additionally, our work before the FCC has given us a strong understanding of the changing regulatory environment-including telecommunications taxes and fees-and the best ways to protect and advance the interests of enterprise customers and technology companies before the agency.

THE BUYER'S POINT OF VIEW IS OUR ONLY POINT OF VIEW

LB3 is dedicated to advising purchasers of information and communications technology services.  Because we work exclusively on the buyer’s side of IT and telecommunications transactions, we represent our clients free from any divided loyalties or conflicts of interests. Our pure end-user representation ensures that we always approach the market in general, and our clients’ negotiations in particular, from the perspective of the end user, not the provider.

WE GET THAT NO ONE LIKES TO GET SOAKED

At LB3, we staff our projects efficiently with experienced lawyers who provide our clients cost-effective solutions to their complex problems.  We also take a flexible approach to legal fees, offering both traditional and innovative fee structures designed to meet the individual needs and demands of our clients.

YOU NEED A GUIDE WHO KNOWS THE WAY

With decades of experience representing some of the most sophisticated purchasers of corporate telecommunications and IT service, we not only know the law, we understand our clients’ business and technology needs.  As a result, we are able to help advance our clients’ business objectives, protect their legal interests and preserve the value of their negotiated deals.

OUR VALUE DOESN'T END AT THE CONTRACT'S EDGE

TC2 is a global IT and networking consultancy dedicated to helping our clients develop and execute technology transformation and sourcing strategies.  For our large enterprise clients, we maximize savings, performance and future capability in telecommunications services and network infrastructure through a full range of strategic sourcing, benchmarking, optimization, audit, and technology consulting.

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    WEBINAR – SD-WAN: July 22 & 28

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  • July 6, 2021

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  • July 1, 2021

    Achieving Meaningful WAN Service Levels

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  • June 29, 2021

    Using RFPs to Deliver Innovation

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  • June 15, 2021

    Enterprise Connect 2021 – Orlando, FL, September 27-29

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  • June 8, 2021

    Look Out for the Rising Costs of ILEC Local Services

    Do enterprises still use POTS lines?  Well, the ILECs appear to be asking the same question, because there is a disturbing trend taking place with ILEC pricing.  For example, one well-known ILEC recently raised its list rate for POTS services by a whopping 50%. Listen to this 9 minute podcast […]

  • June 3, 2021

    Navigating a Smooth Supplier Exit

    At some point most companies that use IT services must go through a transition from one supplier to another.  This need to change suppliers could be driven by any number of reasons and can be a daunting effort and a process that must be carefully managed.  In this 12 minute […]

For many years, LB3 has been acknowledged as a leader in its field.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked us Tier 1 nationally and locally in communications law. Five of our lawyers have Martindale ratings of AV, which denotes “very high” to “preeminent” legal ability and “very high” adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. The firm’s lawyers are very highly ranked by both Chambers Global and Chambers USA, and included annually as Global Leaders in their field by Who’s Who Legal.