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.