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Radio & Television Broadcast

Our broadcast team features lawyers who are fully dedicated to the industry and are experienced in all facets of the law relating to radio and television broadcast operations. Every day we deal with clients on broadcast transactions, regulatory and intellectual property issues, and litigation for our clients with stations in every state.

Our attorneys are involved in the industry, speaking regularly at industry and trade conferences and association meetings. Rarely will you go to an important industry event where a Davis Wright Tremaine attorney is not in attendance, and you will regularly see our attorneys quoted on broadcast matters in the trades as well as in the popular press.

We represent single-station licensees, group owners and trade and state broadcast associations across the country. We also advise broadcast lenders, program producers, consultants and others involved in the industry. We regularly work with all the professionals who are key to your success, including engineers, investment bankers, financial analysts and media brokers.

Our practice includes one of the most active broadcast transactional practices in the country. We help clients every day with all the FCC regulatory requirements in this industry, which is rapidly being re-regulated after years of deregulation. For instance, our attorneys are among the most prominent in dealing with broadcasters’ First Amendment and indecency issues. We are also in the forefront of all digital issues, representing broadcasters and Webcasters not only in connection with their over-the-air digital transitions, but also on music licensing and other regulatory and transactional needs in connection with their Internet operations.

For programmers, we regularly deal with pre-broadcast review obligations, as well as the ins and outs of the FCC’s political broadcasting rules and regulations. We can also protect your open access to governmental information.

We also help support clients on their advertising lawcopyright and trademark needs.

Our in-depth experience enables us to provide quick response to your questions, meeting your needs for both timeliness and cost-effectiveness. And given our long history in the industry, chances are that no matter how complex or obscure the issue you might face, we likely have someone with experience in exactly that area. For the rest of your diverse business needs, we can easily draw on the resources of our full-service law firm to help you in a range of other areas, including corporate financereal estate and employment.