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David E. Bronston

Telecommunications Attorney at New York, NY

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About Davd Bronston

Mr. Bronston focuses his practice on telecommunications infrastructure and has extensive experience with network licensing and the intersection of telecommunications infrastructure with real estate.  He has represented public and private property owners nationwide in license agreements, right of way agreements and other access agreements with telecommunications service providers. He has also represented all types of telecommunications service providers and carriers (with a particular expertise in Distributed Antenna System networks) in negotiating franchise agreements with local governments and obtaining all necessary legislative authorizations and administrative licenses, permits and approvals. 


Mr. Bronston is highly knowledgeable and experienced in the workings of New York City government, from the Mayor’s office and agencies  to the NYC Council Members and staff to the local community boards.  He has developed an expertise in the compliance requirements under the local and state lobbying and ethics laws.


Mr. Bronston has over two decades of experience in the telecommunications industry and is a former general counsel for the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.  He frequently speaks on the topic of telecommunications, and has written extensively on telecommunications matters.


In addition to Mr. Bronston's depth of telecommunications expertise, he also has experience with large infrastructure projects, particularly with leases and Power Purchase Agreements for solar and other renewable energy installations.


About Phillips Lytle LLP

Phillips Lytle LLP is a full-service law firm with passionate people who take a pragmatic approach. We dig deeper, look at problems from all sides, and bring more to the table for clients¬ ranging from FORTUNE 500 companies to mid-sized and emerging companies, from global, regional and local financial institutions to individuals with important matters. Our offices are located in Albany, Buffalo, Chautauqua, Garden City, New York and Rochester, NY, as well as Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. 


We take great pride working on transactional matters and complex litigation in each of our 36 practice areas, which include Banking & Financial Services, Bankruptcy, Business & Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Energy, Environment, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Products Liability, Project Development and Telecommunications. Our offices are located in Albany, Buffalo, Chautauqua, Garden City, New York and Rochester, NY, as well as Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.



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Licensed for 36 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1986
Updated 11/28/2022

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Phillips Lytle, LLP
437 Madison Ave
34th Floor
New York, NY, 10022


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  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Columbia University
  • M.P.A.,
  • 1984
  • Harvard University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977


  • Telecommunications Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, New York Chapter, 2000-2002
  • N/A
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York City Bar Association
  • N/A
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  • Metro New York Super Lawyers®
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010


  • Real Estate Weekly
  • Let the Sun Shine In: Owners Guide to Solar Rooftop Agreements
  • 2011
  • New York Law Journal
  • FCC Offers Third Way on Authority Over Internet Service
  • 2010
  • New York Law Journal
  • Government Ethics Reform: A Work in Progress
  • 2010
  • Law Technology News
  • New Yorkers Say 'Not on My Roof to Wireless'
  • 2009
  • New York Law Journal
  • The Wired City Building
  • 2007
  • Real Estate New York
  • Telecom Playing Field has Changed
  • 2002
  • New York Law Journal
  • FCC Scores Rare Win on Satellite Dish Rules
  • 2001
  • New York Law Journal
  • Communications Towers Camouflage in Vogue
  • 2001
  • New York Law Journal
  • Competing for NY Telecommunications Customers
  • 1999
  • Real Estate Finance Review
  • Found Money: Legal and Business Aspects of Telecommunications Leases
  • 1997
  • REW Building Management & Maintenance
  • Rooftop Antenna Sites: A Primer for Owners
  • 1996
  • 1996 Update, Communications Law and Practice, (Hamburg and Brotman. Law Journal Seminars Press)
  • What's the Dish? FCC Grants Tenants Limited Rights to Install to Satellite Television Dish Antennas
  • 1996
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New York Telecommunications Lawyer David E. Bronston
David E. Bronston
Telecommunications Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 36 years