Negotiating Your Telecommunications Agreement

Agreements between businesses are among the most important assets a company can have. Anyone who's been through an acquisition knows that the buyer is keenly interested in the terms and conditions of the seller's agreements - both with customers and with vendors. The terms are important, particularly for large purchases or sales of goods or services, and for strategic transactions like resale or joint marketing arrangements. Striking the right balance in negotiating these transactions is an art. And doing it artfully requires experience.

The attorneys at Thomas Lynch & Associates have over 20 years of experience negotiating agreements, primarily involving telecommunications and the internet. Our clients include some of the largest providers of equipment and services, as well as large purchasers. From multi-million dollar telecommunications deals, to equipment purchase agreements, to resale agreements and many others, we have drafted and negotiated literally hundreds of contracts, and as a result have a deep understanding of technology transactions.

The savvy consumer of legal services today is looking for this level of expertise, but doesn't necessarily turn to the major law firms to supply it. In fact, many of our larger clients have in-house counsel as well as relationships with large law firms. The client utilizes our experience to head up individual complex or overflow transactions, many times with in-house support, or with other outside counsel. Our flexibility allows the client to structure legal support for a deal in the most efficient manner, without sacrificing the overall quality of the final agreement. And retaining our expertise for your transaction is imminently affordable. We have a nimble practice that is light on overhead and heavy on communications technology. The result is a reasonable hourly rate that appeals to both large and small businesses alike and is significantly less than what you would pay for comparable expertise at a major law firm with a telecommunications department.

Representative Clients

If you're looking for legal assistance in drafting and negotiating your next commercial or strategic transaction, consider Thomas Lynch & Associates. Other companies have relied on our services for transactions that include the following:

• Negotiation of key agreements for the international network buildout of the largest internet search engine in the United States.

• The multi-million dollar divestiture of customers and the provision of support services in connection with the merger of a multi-billion dollar regional bell operating company and one of the top five interexchange carriers in the United States.

• Initiation, prosecution and settlement of litigation against a major government services technology contractor in the Mid-Atlantic region.

• Negotiation of international collocation, equipment purchase and other agreements for one of the largest internet-based hosted services provider in the United States.

• Initiation and prosecution of voluntary disclosure agreements pertaining to telecommunications taxes in over 35 jurisdictions for a $500 million telecommunications company.

• The multi-million dollar purchase of voice and data telecommunications services by Fortune 500 companies from national and international telecommunications carriers.

• The drafting and negotiation of interconnection agreements by Central American and South American affiliates of a low-earth orbit mobile satellite service provider.

• Serving as telecommunications tax and regulatory counsel for one of the largest private equity firms in the United States in connection with the acquisition of the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the United States.

• The formation and financing of one of the most successful high-technology entities in the mid-Atlantic, growing from a valuation of zero to $4.2 billion in less than three years.

• The drafting of a request for proposal by a major division of the Department of Defense for the procurement of local exchange products and services for government installations across the United States.

• Assisting one of the largest prepaid phone service providers in the United States in complying with federal rules pertaining to Universal Service obligations.

Contact Our Attorneys to Negotiate your Telecommunications Agreement

If you need assistance in drafting or negotiating your telecommunications contract, contact our law offices in the Washington, DC metro area to speak with an experienced lawyer.

The law offices of Thomas Lynch & Associates provides legal advice to telecommunications businesses throughout the United States, including Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Jose and Palo Alto.




"Thomas Lynch is an outstanding attorney and is an expert in negotiating complex telecom transactions. He was instrumental in completing several key transactions for us, including a series of deals for a major international network buildout. I recommend Tom with the highest praise."

Jon Reiter
Senior Director and Head of
Business & Legal Affairs, BT Infonet

"Tom Lynch and his team are prompt, professional and affordable. Their in-depth knowledge of domestic regulatory issues and compliance is outstanding. We now to turn to Tom for all of our licensing needs."

Gregory Wasilewski, President
IPC Network Services, Inc.

"I appreciate the way the firm uses technology to communicate with their clients and provide legal services. From the website login to pdf versions of FCC notices, they make it easy to follow the progress of a license application."

Larry Coble, VP Business Development
Cooper Power Systems

"Tom Lynch is clearly a skilled negotiator. He was able to secure terms and conditions for us that gave us flexibility and reduced risk. I can't recommend him highly enough.

Kurt Littlefield, Vice President,
IT Group, Fresenius Medical Care

"I thought it would take a lot longer to get the approvals. But Tom Lynch was able to obtain our international license in only a few weeks. We'll definitely call them again for our licensing needs."

Lijun Niu, President
Nucom Technology, Inc.

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