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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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


  • November 21, 2019

    The Impact of the Calero and MDSL Merger

    On November 19, Calero and MDSL, two pretty significant Telecom Expense Management (TEM) companies, announced plans to merge.  The deal is being led by Oak Hill and Riverside Partners and is expected to close in late Q4 of this year or early Q1 of 2020. Listen to this 6 minute […]

  • November 15, 2019

    Enterprise Connect 2020 – Orlando, FL

    New technology procurements are tough, and only a savvy team gets solid deals. TC2’s Joe Schmidt and Tony Mangino will be featured presenters on March 31st at 2020’s Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando.  Join them for their session The Time Has Come for SD-WAN: Takeaways: Understand the costs, benefits, challenges, […]

  • November 11, 2019

    Common Problems and Opportunities with your Network Transport Expenses – Part 2

    In this podcast, TC2’s Theresa Knutson and Julie Gardner, leaders of TC2’s contract compliance and optimization practice, continue their discussion with Joe Schmidt about some common problems and opportunities enterprises face with network transport expenses. Listen to this 9 minute podcast as Theresa and Julie describe how billing disputes are […]

  • November 4, 2019

    Common Problems and Opportunities with your Network Transport Expenses – Part 1

    Enterprises face many increasingly complex issues trying to manage network transport expenses.  The issues range from how to process credits, dispute charges, and manage internal Telecom Expense Management and Accounts Payable processes, and as service providers slash account teams the responsibility for resolving these issues has been pushed back to […]

  • October 31, 2019

    Optimizing the End-User Experience – part 2

    In part two of our podcast about optimizing the end-user experience, we take a look at the possible tools, technologies, and services that are now available to this end.  In particular, we examine the use of Cloud-Exchange service providers and Infrastructure Management solutions in the enterprise. Listen to this 8 […]

  • October 30, 2019

    Commission Sides with SIP Trunk and VOIP Users on 911 Fees

    In a victory for enterprise users that rely on SIP trunking and other VOIP services, on October 30, 2019, the FCC released a Declaratory Ruling stating that states and municipalities “cannot charge the same class of subscribers total 911 fees that are higher for VoIP services than for traditional telecommunications […]

  • October 25, 2019

    IoT – The Interdependence of (Numerous) Transactions

    IoT, or the Internet of Things, is an ecosystem of sensors, monitors, and smart devices that collect and share data wirelessly, without human intervention.  But IoT could also be an acronym for the Interdependence of Transactions because the IoT ecosystem involves numerous individual components that have to work together. Listen […]

  • October 23, 2019

    The European Electronic Communications Code May Benefit You

    I.  Introduction Since the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) was released in December 2018, many in the industry have described its effects on providers of EU telecoms and communications related OTT services. None have analyzed the EECC’s impact on large business end-users of those services and how they can benefit […]

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.