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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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Phillips Lytle, LLP

437 Madison Ave
34th Floor
New York, NY, 10022

Practice areas


  1. Energy: 50%
  2. Telecommunications: 50%

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Metro New York Super Lawyers®Super Lawyers2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Telecommunications Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkChairmanN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Communications Bar AssociationCo-Chair, New York Chapter, 2000-2002N/A
Federal Circuit Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York City Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Real Estate WeeklyLet the Sun Shine In: Owners Guide to Solar Rooftop Agreements2011
New York Law JournalFCC Offers Third Way on Authority Over Internet Service2010
New York Law JournalGovernment Ethics Reform: A Work in Progress2010
Law Technology NewsNew Yorkers Say 'Not on My Roof to Wireless'2009
New York Law JournalThe Wired City Building2007
Real Estate New YorkTelecom Playing Field has Changed2002
New York Law JournalFCC Scores Rare Win on Satellite Dish Rules2001
New York Law JournalCommunications Towers Camouflage in Vogue2001
New York Law JournalCompeting for NY Telecommunications Customers1999
Real Estate Finance ReviewFound Money: Legal and Business Aspects of Telecommunications Leases1997
REW Building Management & MaintenanceRooftop Antenna Sites: A Primer for Owners1996
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 Antennas1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Columbia University School of LawN/AM.P.A.,1984
Harvard UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977