Mr. Sheldon is a partner in the law firm of Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, where he advises clients on a wide range of telecommunications regulatory and transactional issues, with an emphasis on the use of wireless technologies and the development of telecom infrastructure.
Mr. Sheldon has assisted clients with commercial agreements for the use or deployment of communications infrastructure, including transactions related to the purchase, lease and exchange of radio spectrum, the lease of antenna tower space, the resolution of radio interference disputes, the purchase of telecom equipment and services, use of utility poles and conduit, and use of fiber optic communications facilities through Indefeasible Rights of Use (IRUs) and dark fiber leases. Mr. Sheldon has advised clients with interests in wireless devices and systems, broadband deployment, pole attachments, and universal service. He has assisted clients in obtaining FCC authority for the operation of radio systems in a variety of frequency bands and radio services, including private and commercial mobile radio systems, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems, satellite earth stations, and experimental radio systems. Mr. Sheldon routinely advises clients on regulatory compliance and proposed rule changes that could impact their operations, including FCC regulations governing system operations and environmental reviews, and requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) relating to potential obstructions to air navigation. Mr. Sheldon has also represented companies in FCC enforcement proceedings, including the negotiation of consent decrees to resolve such cases.
After beginning his career as an associate with a boutique communications law firm, Mr. Sheldon served as vice president and general counsel of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), where he represented the telecom and IT interests of electric, gas, and water utilities before the FCC, NTIA, Congress, and the courts. Mr. Sheldon later served as vice president of a national broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP) where he was responsible for acquiring and developing the company's fiber optic infrastructure. He returned to the private practice of communications law in 2002 and joined LB3 in 2013.
- District of Columbia
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
- Drew University, B.A. Dual – Political Science & Sociology
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Federal Communications Bar Association/The Tech Bar