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Adam Klapova

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Adam Klapova

Adam P. Klapova, Associate Attorney, advises and assists public agencies, nonprofits and private clients through all stages of telecommunications infrastructure transactions and related legal and consulting services.

Mr. Klapova represents property-owners located throughout the Western United States, safeguarding important rights and protections for clients when structuring, negotiating, and preparing leases and amendments for wireless communications sites; including traditional ground-based towers and other tower/antennae mounted systems on building rooftops or other structures. He counsels each client based on their unique short and long-term goals, and never represents carriers, tower companies, or other lease aggregators.

During the lease term, Mr. Klapova advocates for clients by providing legal and consulting services related to site administration and enforcement; including analysis of permitting and modification requests, co-location and revenue sharing agreements, lease optimization pressures, and written notices and/or demands to tenants.

Mr. Klapova also represents clients in lease sales, buyouts and revenue-stream assignments, maximizing lease value through private offerings to competitive and credible prospective bidders. He assists clients in understanding and navigating the complicated but important implications of the Purchase Agreement, Easement Agreement and/or Assignment Agreement.

He is admitted to practice law by the State Bar of California and works at the headquarters office in Los Angeles, California.

Education

  • Pepperdine University, School of Law (J.D.)
    • Chairman, Palmer Center Student Advisory Board
    • Marketing and Symposium Editor, Pepperdine Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law
  • University of Southern California (B.A)

Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Associations & Memberships

  • WITKIN Award for Academic Excellence, Property I (2010)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Property I (2010)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Real Estate Finance (2011)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Acquisitions of Publicly-Held Corporations (2012)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Community Property (2013)

Speaking Engagements

  • Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases” National Webinar, Lorman Educational Services (Dec. 12, 2018)

Certifications & Licenses

  • Palmer Center Certification in Law and Entrepreneurship, Real Estate Track

Annette Strong

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Annette Strong

Operations Specialist

Annette Strong, Operations Specialist, strives to provide excellent customer service to our clients.

Annette is responsible for managing our client database, accounts receivable and client billing. She has many years of experience working with high level executives in the banking industry, government contractors, government officials, attorneys and start-up companies.

Valerie Halvorsen

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Valerie Halvorsen

Business Manager

Valerie Halvorsen, Business Manager, is part of the accounting team at Telecom Law Firm, P.C. Together they strive to make the business run smoothly by prioritizing quality customer service.

Valerie plays a key role in maintaining revenue by implementing and controlling the billing system. Her specialty is to produce monthly invoices that are billed at the hourly rates in a timely manner. She provides the Managing Partners with key financials by preparing daily statistical reports. She maintains a liaison with our clients with respect to invoices, insurance certification needs, and responding to general inquiries.

Education

  • B.A. in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University
    • Member of the University Choirs.
    • Semester abroad in Heidelberg, Germany at Schiller International University.

Associations & Memberships

  • As the mother of a BSA Eagle Scout, she served on the Troop Committee for six years.

Karen Rosolowski

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Karen Rosolowski

Controller

Karen Rosolowski, our Controller, has nearly forty years of business experience, and has been with TLF since 2002.

Karen began her career with Coopers & Lybrand, on their audit staff. She has held a variety of positions in several industries including professional services, manufacturing wholesale, event planning, insurance, banking, real estate, and international business. Client service and satisfaction is of highest priority to Karen.

Doug Brewer

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Doug Brewer

Douglas Brewer is an attorney at Telecom Law Firm PC in San Diego, California.

Prior to joining Telecom Law Firm PC, Mr. Brewer was a civil engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation. As a civil engineer, he partnered with contractors, working together to solve complex problems and ensuring projects met specifications in a timely and cost-effective manner. Mr. Brewer also has extensive experience in drafting contracts, plans and specifications and consulting with governmental and community stakeholders for a variety of infrastructure projects. He obtained his Professional Engineering license in 2006.

He specializes in telecommunications infrastructure land use and regulatory matters. His practice also emphasizes helping local governments comply with a broad spectrum of Federal, state and local rules and regulations.

Doug has drafted and negotiated license agreements and specific site agreements to promote an efficient and cost effective deployment of small wireless facilities.

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D. 2010)
    • Research Editor, San Diego Law Review
  • Bradley University (M.B.A 2007)
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (B.S. Civil Engineering 2001)

Associations & Memberships

  • States of California and Illinois
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • Admitted to the United States District Court Central District of California (2014)
  • ABOTA National Trial College (Fellow, 2014)

Joey Isaac

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Joey Isaac

Administrative Coordinator

Joey Isaac provides attentive support for both internal employees and external parties and acts as a liaison between the two in order to ensure consistency and efficiency in operations.

With over 10 years of legal administrative experience, Isaac brings to TLF keen organizational skills along with sharp attention to detail in the analyzing and reviewing process of submitted documents for wireless application approvals.

Ms. Isaac handles administrative and clerical duties in accordance with management directives to ensure timely and accurate responses to all assignments. She improves and updates office processes and policies to ensure that the office operates smoothly. There is no limit to her hands on approach in assisting in special assignments and managing multiple projects in order to achieve successful operational goals.

Lory Kendirjian

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Lory Kendirjian

Lory Kendirjian, Senior Paralegal and Senior Wireless Project Manager, coordinates all wireless carrier application review projects entrusted to TLF by our government clients.

Ms. Kendirjian works directly with local government planners to ensure that all necessary wireless carrier application documents are tendered and accounted for. She maintains firm-wide communication by acting as a day-to-day link between city planners and the firm’s staff attorneys and staff project reviewers.

Ms. Kendirjian directs and oversees all of the firm’s wireless project reviews for government clients, and supervising the staff performing that work. She has been directly involved in the review and siting of over 1,200 wireless sites in California, and she regularly trains local government planners and staff on how to effectively and efficiently review and process wireless applications.

Given the number of new wireless projects the firm receives daily, and the time constraint imposed by the Federal Communications Commission, Ms. Kendirjian is a key member of staff ensuring that federal and state shot clocks are met, and TLF’s work products reach our government clients in a timely manner.

Education

  • University of Strathclyde Master of Laws (LL.M) Internet Law & Policy/IT & Telecommunications Law
    • (Expected graduation November 2019)
  • Haigazian University (BS B.A.)
  • Pasadena City College (Certified Paralegal Certificate)
  • University of CA Los Angeles (Management)
  • Allied American University (Real Estate)

Natalia Shparber

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Natalia Shparber

Natalia Shparber, Senior Associate, is skilled in transactional law and litigation, with particular emphasis in telecommunication site leasing and contract enforcement for private and government landlords.

Ms. Shparber focuses her practice on cell site leasing, cell site lease sales, lease amendments, lease enforcement, site decommissioning and lease terminations as well as consulting services.

Ms. Shparber works to maximize the value of clients’ property, receive the appropriate value for rentals and obtains substantial recovery when lessees breach contract terms. She protects her clients from unreasonable tenant demands, as well as maximizes revenue generators such as rent, annual rent escalators and signing bonuses. She revises standard industry contracts so that they work to the benefit of her landlord clients

Ms. Shparber is fluent in English and Russian. She is licensed to practice law in California and Florida. She is also a member of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Education

  • Barry University – Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business (B.B.A.)
  • Management Information Systems

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • State Bar of Florida, Member
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Member
  • Southern California chapter of the Federal Communications Bar Association,
  • Founding Member and Co-Chair
  • Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum, Member
  • California Wireless Association, Member
  • Southern California Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, Member

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Small Cells…Big Issues” presentation at the Texas Coalition of Cities for Utilities Issues Annual Seminar, October 20, 2017 co-presented with Michael Johnston (from Telecom Law Firm).

Michael Johnston

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Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston is an attorney at Telecom Law Firm PC in San Diego, California.

He specializes in telecommunications infrastructure land use and regulatory matters. He primarily advises private property wireless landlords and local governments on cell siting issues, whether on private property or in the public rights-of-way, and guides his clients through the FCC’s web of wireless permitting rules.

In response to the growth in small cell deployments, Michael has drafted and negotiated license agreements on behalf of his government clients to allow wireless uses on municipally-owned right-of-way infrastructure. In addition, he recently co-authored briefs on behalf of the League of California Cities, League of Arizona Cities and Towns, and League of Oregon Cities in the FCC’s still ongoing broadband infrastructure proceedings.

Michael currently serves on the California Wireless Association’s regulatory committee (perhaps as the lone representative of local governments).

Michael is admitted to practice law in California.

Robert “Tripp” May III

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Robert May III

Robert (“Tripp”) May, Partner, specializes in telecommunications infrastructure, policy and contracting, and represents both public agencies and private landlords in regulatory and transactional matters.

Mr. May advises local governments and public agencies on the scope of local authority in wireless facilities siting. He drafts and revises wireless ordinances, and counsels government staff and officials on federal and state rules for permit application processing.

His transactional practice focuses solely on representing landlords — both public and private. Mr. May negotiates and drafts leases, licenses, easements, assignments, pole-attachment agreements, and other transfers related to wireless and other telecommunications infrastructure. He also assists landlords administer, enforce, and amend existing infrastructure agreements.

Mr. May regularly speaks on panel discussions for governments, wireless associations and at wireless facility conferences.

He was recognized by the States of California and Nevada, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SCAN NATOA) as its 2014 Member of the Year for his outstanding pro bono federal advocacy on behalf of California local governments in Federal Communications Commission rulemaking proceedings.

Mr. May is admitted to practice by the State Bar of California.

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D.)
    • Executive Editor, San Diego Law Review
    • National Competitor, San Diego Moot Court Board
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A.)
    • High honors and distinction in the major

Associations & Memberships

  • States of California and Nevada, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, Member
  • Federal Communications Bar Association, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Honors & Awards

  • Member of the Year, SCAN NATOA (2014)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Telecommunications Law and Policy (2013)
  • First in Class, Advanced Legal Writing and Analysis, USD School of Law (2013)
  • Academic Achievement Scholarship, USD School of Law (2010-2013)
  • Student Leadership Scholarship, USD School of Law (2010-2013)

Speaking Engagements

  • “5G: Convergence between the Wireline and Wireless Providers” National Webinar eNATOA (Feb. 11, 2019)
  • “Small Cell Deployment: Meshing Two Different Worlds” Panel Discussion
    AGL Local Landing (Jan. 24, 2019)
  • “Cell and Wireless Tower Law” National Webcast
    NBI, Inc. (Jan. 14, 2019)
  • “Issues of Local Control and Wireless Telecommunications Facilities” Lecture
    CA City Attorneys Spring Conf. (May 3, 2018)
  • “Cell and Wireless Tower Law” National Webcast
    NBI, Inc. (Feb. 8, 2018)
  • “Wireless Facilities: Regulatory and Leasing Update” Lecture
    New Mex. Muni. Atty’s Ass’n (Dec. 6, 2017)
  • “Infrastructure Deployment: Towers, Fiber and Small Cells” Panel Discussion
    NATOA Annual Conference (Sep. 11, 2017)
  • “The State of Communications Law in California and the Nation” Panel Discussion
    SCAN NATOA (May 11, 2017)
  • “Advance of Wireless Infrastructure” Panel Discussion
    CA Cities Annual Conference (Oct. 7, 2016)
  • “Cell and Wireless Tower Law” National Webcast
    NBI, Inc. (Sept. 9, 2016)
  • “Small Cell Zoning: It’s a Problem, We Can Fix It” Panel Discussion
    CTIA Super Mobility (Sept. 8, 2016)
  • “Section 6409 vs Reality” Panel Discussion
    Wireless West Conference (Apr. 20, 2016)
  • “Aesthetics and Location: The Small Cell Site Acquisition Puzzle” Panel Discussion
    IWCE Expo (Mar. 23, 2016)
  • “Primer on Wireless Shot Clocks – Northern California” Panel Discussion
    SCAN NATOA (Feb. 4, 2016)
  • “Primer on Wireless Shot Clocks – Southern California” Panel Discussion
    SCAN NATOA (Jan. 21, 2016)
  • “Section 6409” Panel Discussion
    CalWa (Oct. 7, 2015)
  • “Federal Law of Cell Tower Zoning Presentation” Webinar
    IMLA (July 9, 2015)
  • “The Brave New World of Wireless Regulations for Planners” Panel Discussion
    APA Cal. Orange Sec. (May 21, 2015)
  • “Trends in Cell Site Leasing” Panel Discussion
    CCIM—San Diego Chapter (May 20, 2015)
  • “Navigating Cell Tower Regulations” Public Workshop
    Alameda Cnty, Office of Nate Miley (Apr. 1, 2015)
  • “Practical Impacts of the New FCC Rules” Panel Discussion
    Law Seminars Int’l (Feb. 19, 2015)
  • “Wireless Communications Legislation: Impact on Cities” Panel Discussion
    Gateway Cities COG (Feb. 11, 2015)
  • “Wireless Infrastructure Regulatory Update” Webinar
    Arizona League of Cities (Jan. 27, 2015)
  • “Wireless Infrastructure Regulatory Update” Panel Discussion
    California Wireless Association (Jan. 15, 2015)
  • “Telecommunications 101” Seminar
    SCAN NATOA (Jan. 15, 2015)
  • “Local Governments, Wireless Siting Practices and the FCC” Panel Discussion
    eNATOA (Dec. 2014)
  • “4G Wireless Deployments: Zoning Challenges and Opportunities” Panel Discussion
    CA Cities Annual Conference (Sept. 4, 2014)
  • “Wireless Facility Regulatory Update” Webinar
    SCAN NATOA (Mar. 19, 2014)