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|Attorney||Solo Practice||1990 - Present|
|President and General Counsel||Channel One, Inc.||1978 - 1990|
|Consultant||Harbridge House, Inc.||1972 - 1978|
|Law Clerk to the Chairman||Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC||1969 - 1969|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Communications Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Radio Relay League||Volunteer Counsel||1990 - Present|
|Harvard Wireless Club||General Counsel||1987 - Present|
|Wodtke v. Village of Swanton (OH)||Fixed maximum height of 35' preempted.|
|Taormina v. Storey County (NV)||Permits granted for eight towers.|
|Application of Paul K. Isaacs (NY)||Permit affirmed.|
|See all legal cases|
|Book||Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur-2nd Ed.||2011|
|Book||Antenna Zoning - Professional Edition||2009|
|CQ - Amateur Radio||So You Want to Put Up a Tower . . .||2008|
|Radio World Engineering Extra||"So You Want to Build a Tower Where?"||2005|
|Radio-Technika Evkonyve (Hungary)||Nagytavolsagu amatorradiozas the rovidhullamu alsoavokban 2||2005|
|Book||Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur||2001|
|QST - Official Journal of the ARRL||Talking to the Town: A Zoning Ordinance Primer||1997|
|Broadcasting||The Problems of Private Cable on Private Property||1986|
|TVRO Technology||System Quality Begins with a Solid Foundation||1985|
|Cable Marketing||Cable Network Policies Stymie Growth of SMATV||1985|
|CQ - Amateur Radio||Short Wave Listening -- Legal or Illegal?||1980|
|Harvard Business School||N/A||M.B.A.||1972|
|Boston College Law School||N/A||J.D.||1970|
|National Convention, Hartford, CT||Flag Pole Antenna Law||2014|
|Dayton HamVention, OH||Antenna Zoning||2011|
|International DX Convention, Visalia, CA||Antenna Zoning - Here's How||2010|
|Dayton HamVention, OH||Antenna Zoning||2010|
|Dayton HamVention, OH||Antenna Zoning||2009|
|Dayton HamVention, OH||Antenna Zoning||2008|
|ARRL New England Convention, MA||The Antenna Zoning Process||2008|
|Dayton HamVention, OH||Antenna Zoning||2007|
|SBE Ennes Workshop, MA||Antenna Permitting||2006|
|Dayton HamVention, OH||Amateur Radio & the Law||2006|
|SBE Ennes Workshop, MA||Antenna Zoning for the Broadcaster||2004|
|NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference, NV||Zoning & Siting Towers||2002|
|EIA Telecommunications Trends & Directions, MA||Direct Satellite TV Reception||1980|
Posted by anonymous
If you need an attorney to deal with a municipal amateur radio tower problem, Fred is the ONLY person you should consider hiring. He helped me to keep up 2 towers that I put up without permission. I ended up with permits for both towers about 20 years after they were erected. He is a great guy and very easy to work with. His rates are also very reasonable.
Posted by Asim
Fred is an amazing person. He has deep technical and legal knowledge that is useful when he negotiates land use and zoning, contracts and agreements on your behalf.
For me he did what I thought was an impossible situation and thus I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of legal services around his area of expertise - Land Use and Zoning, Contracts and agreements.
Posted by Jeff - Massachusetts
Attorney Hopengarten is among the most well-known and competent communications-law attorneys in the USA today. Although he specializes in amateur radio antenna litigation as it relates to land use regulations in local communities, he also has represented major firms in their efforts to secure permitting for their cell tower installations throughout America.
I have engaged Atty Hopengarten several times in the past 15 years and his advice, counsel and services have always produced highly satisfactory results for me. He does his homework, prepares his arguments well and almost ALWAYS comes away with some kind of rational settlement and result for his clients. I know other friends who have used his services as well and, to his credit, Atty Hopengarten has represented their causes well also. It is not surprising, therefore, that he has a national reputation for getting positive results.
If you have a land use problem with your community as regards some kind of antenna, be it amateur, private or commercial, Atty Hopengarten is "the man you always want to call"
He is somewhat pricey - but well worth whatever you will be paying him because he is among the very best - if not the absolute best - in his chosen field.
I recommend him without any reservations whatsoever!