WHY CHOOSE NOWALSKY & GOTHARD?

Telecommunications Law

The telecommunications industry is complex and continually evolving. Telecommunications law requires up to date knowledge of the ever-changing laws, rules and regulation that affect providers, so it’s essential to have a knowledgeable telecommunications attorney focused on this area of law. In addition, it also requires a sophisticated understanding of the technologies and trends of the industry.

Founding Partner Leon Nowalsky heads this area of practice. He has focused on telecommunications law for 30 years, first working in-house for a small long distance carrier while still in law school. He has been on the front line representing telecommunications carriers through changing regulations at the federal and state levels.

The clients of Nowalsky & Gothard, APLLC are typically smaller, competitive providers, including long distance carriers, local exchange carriers, and calling service companies throughout the United States. Our clients occasionally require representation before a Public Service or Public Utility Commission, the FCC, or in state or federal court.

Our telecommunications clients provide wholesale, industry and end user services, including:
  • CLECS
  • Long Distance Carriers
  • Long Haul and Local Fiber Providers
  • Prison Phone Providers
  • Termination, Origination and Toll Free Service Providers
  • Chat and Conference Calling Companies

We have assisted clients through the complicated legal and business landscape in the telecommunications industry. Our services include business formation and certification, and nearly every aspect of business practice and dispute resolution thereafter. We provide input with regard to our clients’ business models, with the goal of keeping them current with best technological practices to maximize productivity and revenues. We seek an individualized approach to each client’s unique issues and needs.

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Regulatory and Corporate Services in Metairie, LA

A profitable telecommunications business must be established carefully and then evolve to maintain relevance with consumer needs, industry developments, and changing regulations.

New and growing telecommunications companies require help with the following:
  • Registration
  • Licensing
  • Certifications
  • Tariff Drafting
  • Reseller Agreements
  • Carrier and other specialized contracts
Established companies often need assistance with:
  • Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) Annual Filings
  • Contract Renewals
  • Tariff Amendments
Existing businesses need periodic advocacy for:
  • Public Service Commission Disputes
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Disputes
  • Carrier Disputes
  • Customer Complaints
  • CPNI Subpoenas
Telecommunications companies of all sizes come to us for:
  • Technical and Financial Structuring
  • Receivables Funding
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Change of Control
  • Debt Notices
  • UCC and Other Financing Issues

We have handled numerous mergers and acquisitions over the years, on both the buyer and seller side. We have demonstrated ability and accomplishment in the regulatory aspects of telecommunications mergers or acquisitions.

Litigation matters may include:
  • Terminating access charge disputes (CABS)
  • “Access Stimulation” and “Traffic Pumping” allegations
  • Interconnection Agreements and Disputes
  • Carrier Contract Disputes
  • Subpoenas and other requests for Customer Proprietary Network information (CPNI)

We are frequently called upon to serve as Special Counsel and Co-Counsel, throughout the country, to address unique issues of Telecommunications Law in matters including mergers and acquisitions, corporate litigation, carrier disputes, CABS billing and access stimulation claims, and PUC/PSC/FCC complaints.

Because we are a small firm, operating in a small market, we are able to provide the highest quality services with fees much lower than large firms are able to offer.

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A word from our clients

Danny Gutierrez

“I had a great experience with Nowalsky & Gothard. Mr. Gothard and his staff treated me with great respect and hospitality every time I visited the office. They have a lot of experience and their professionalism is outstanding. Mr. Gothard has been doing this for many years and I find him to be one of the best in the city. I'd recommend Nowalsky & Gothard to anyone!”

Danny Gutierrez

“I had a great experience with Nowalsky & Gothard. Mr. Gothard and his staff treated me with great respect and hospitality every time I visited the office. They have a lot of experience and their professionalism is outstanding. Mr. Gothard has been doing this for many years and I find him to be one of the best in the city. I'd recommend Nowalsky & Gothard to anyone!”

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I highly recommend Eddie to my friends and family, and he is always my first call when I have any legal questions!
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