At Phillips Lytle, Mr. Frankiewich focuses his practice on telecommunications. His expertise includes network construction and maintenance contracts; leases for the deployment of fiber optic networks, IRUs, franchise and ROW agreements, pole attachment agreements and agreements for the deployment of wireless facilities, including macro sites, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells, and teaming agreements; and carrier contracts for the lease of lit services and dark fiber, data center co-location and transactional work, including financing and mergers and acquisitions of telecommunications companies.
Mr. Frankiewich has over 20 years of telecommunications experience, representing wireline and wireless carriers and infrastructure providers. Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, in his position at a national wireless carrier, he negotiated and drafted cell site leases and retail store leases, as well as advised management on legal and business issues. In his capacity as general counsel for a fiber optic facilities-based CLEC, Mr. Frankiewich negotiated and drafted customer agreements for the provision of telecommunications services and dark fiber services, vendor agreements, network infrastructure agreements, debt financing documents, and asset-based and stock-based purchase agreements, and was responsible for local, state and federal regulatory compliance and reporting. In addition, Mr. Frankiewich has represented clients before the FCC in connection with the transfer of domestic and international 214 authority, state PUCs in connection with securing certification as a CLEC, and municipal authorities in connection with securing franchise and ROW agreements.