David E. Bronston, Phillips Lytle Special Counsel

David E. Bronston

Special Counsel
New York City
(212) 508-0470
dbronston@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Bronston focuses his practice on telecommunications infrastructure and has extensive experience with network licensing and the intersection of telecommunications infrastructure with real estate. He has represented public and private property owners nationwide in license agreements, right of way agreements and other access agreements with telecommunications service providers. He has also represented all types of telecommunications service providers and carriers (with a particular expertise in Distributed Antenna System networks) in negotiating franchise agreements with local governments and obtaining all necessary legislative authorizations and administrative licenses, permits and approvals.

Mr. Bronston has over two decades of experience in the telecommunications industry and is a former general counsel for the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He frequently speaks on the topic of telecommunications, and has written extensively on telecommunications matters.

In addition to Mr. Bronston’s depth of telecommunications expertise, he also has experience with large infrastructure projects, particularly with leases and Power Purchase Agreements for solar and other renewable energy installations.

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Admitted to Practice

  • New York

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for the New York Metro Super Lawyers® list, 2006-2010, 2013-2017
  • Rated AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, M.P.A., 1984
  • Harvard College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section
    • Forum on Communication Law
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, New York Chapter, 2000-2002
  • Government Affairs Professionals
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Senior Lawyers Section

Present Activities

  • The Adirondack Council, Board of Directors
    • Vice Chair, 1999-2005
  • Parks & Trails New York, Board of Directors
    • Vice Chairman
  • NY League of Conservation Voters, NYC Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Adirondack Forty-Sixers (#4500)
  • New York State Wireless Association, Secretary
  • BWG Strategy, LLC Advisory Board, Member

Past Activities

  • New York City Bar Association
    • Telecommunication Law Committee, Chair
  • Pike & Fischer Communications Environmental & Land Use Law Report, Board of Advisors
  • NYC EDC Telecommunications Policy Advisory Group, Member
  • National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, Member