Bruce T. Frankiewich

Special Counsel Rochester
Bruce Frankiewich

With over 25 years of experience in the deployment and operation of wireline and wireless networks, Bruce assists telecommunications providers, information service providers, infrastructure providers and broadband service providers connect with their customers.

Bruce has real world experience having served as in-house counsel with a fiber optic-based telecom operating company and a global wireless carrier, and is highly skilled at securing state operating authority, negotiating franchise and Right of Way access agreements, pole attachment agreements, network construction and maintenance agreements and in creating templates for the leasing and operation of data centers.

In connection with wireless infrastructure, Bruce has a depth of experience in the deployment, operation and maintenance of macro cell sites, small cells, indoor and outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and the deployment of wireless infrastructure jointly with all leading wireless carriers at major high profile venues such as airports, transit systems, federal government buildings and major sporting arenas and stadiums.




Education & Admissions

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1988
  • Canisius College, B.A., 1985
Admitted to Practice
  • New York


Representative Matters
  • Developed a legal and regulatory department from the ground up and assisted in guiding the company from startup through organic and strategic growth to maturity and successful exit to an international fiber and telecommunications provider.
  • Represented the seller of a multistate private fiber network in the Mid-Atlantic region, including the negotiation and preparation of transaction documents.
  • Created the customer contract template for use by a Tier III SOC 2 compliant data center.
  • Represented an international private equity firm in performing due diligence reviews of infrastructure companies in which it was considering investing.
  • Negotiated a nationwide Master License Agreement for the deployment of DAS and distributed remote antenna networks for a leading wireless carrier with a major DAS provider and tower company.
  • Represented a national telecommunications infrastructure provider in a nationwide deployment of small cells in the public Right of Way.

Speaking Engagements

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  • Presenter, “Joint Use/Pole Attachment Issues – Current Status: An Attacher’s Perspective,” Utilities Technology Council, May 2012

Activities & Professional Associations

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Communications Law
    • Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Corporate Counsel Section
    • Real Property Law Section