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Fred Hopengarten

Fred Hopengarten

Practice areas:

Land Use & Zoning, Contracts & Agreements

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About Me



Member of the bar in the District of Columbia and the State of Maine, by examination in each case.


Caution: I restrict my practice to matters involving federal communications law, especially antenna zoning, permitting and leasing. As examples, I cannot help you with a divorce, will or consumer matter in Massachusetts. 


Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Land Use & Zoning: 90%
    36 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    36 years

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Contact Info

6 Willarch Road
Lincoln, MA, 01773



DCActive 197205/25/2015

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySolo Practice1990 - Present
President and General CounselChannel One, Inc.1978 - 1990
ConsultantHarbridge House, Inc.1972 - 1978
Law Clerk to the ChairmanFederal Trade Commission, Washington, DC1969 - 1969


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Communications Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Radio Relay LeagueVolunteer Counsel1990 - Present
Harvard Wireless ClubGeneral Counsel1987 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Koor Communication v. City of LebanonUnanimous preemption of local zoning bylaw.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard Business SchoolN/AM.B.A.1972
Boston College Law SchoolN/AJ.D.1970
Colby CollegeEconomicsA.B.1967

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Dayton HamVentionAntenna Zoning2011
International DX Convention - VisaliaAntenna Zoning - Here's How2010
Dayton HamVentionAntenna Zoning2010
Dayton HamVentionAntenna Zoning2009
Dayton HamVentionAntenna Zoning2008
ARRL New England ConventionThe Antenna Zoning Process2008
Dayton HamVentionAntenna Zoning2007
SBE Ennes WorkshopAntenna Permitting2006
Dayton HamVentionAmateur Radio & the Law2006
SBE Ennes WorkshopAntenna Zoning for the Broadcaster2004
NAB Broadcast Engineering ConferenceZoning & Siting Towers2002
EIA Telecommunications Trends & DirectionsDirect Satellite TV Reception1980