The legal landscape for both cable service providers and hardware manufacturers is continuing to grow in complexity resulting in a myriad of challenging matters ranging from merger and acquisition financing to patent protection. Because of that, cable industry businesses often need legal advice from practitioners who have extensive experience and a breadth of knowledge across a number of legal fields.
Armstrong Teasdale, a full-service firm with offices in the United States and Shanghai, has a proven record of providing winning advice in those diverse areas that are central to multi-system operators and manufacturers in the cable industry. Our more than 225 attorneys along with our national and global networks can provide one-stop shopping to cable industry clients facing a variety of issues.
We offer clients a team approach, coordinating the services of lawyers from our core practice areas including financial, real estate, corporate and intellectual property services. Our group also includes prominent telecommunications counselors who have extensive experience in regulatory matters.
Especially during the time of MSO consolidation, our team members’ experience with sophisticated mergers and acquisitions matters is crucial. The firm’s lawyers have handled a wide range of corporate transactions as well as securities, tax, antitrust, real estate, employee benefits, intellectual property, governmental compliance and environmental issues.
We have represented lenders and borrowers in literally thousands of financing and investment transactions, from documentation to closing. Our lawyers routinely represent clients in single bank or syndicated complex financing transactions such as construction loans, permanent loans, revolving lines of credit, letters of credit, and other types of financing secured by various forms of real and personal property.
In the real estate area, we assist MSOs with such matters as obtaining easements; acquisitions, sales and leasing and other contractual issues.
Intellectual property law, which is of great concern to both service providers and manufacturers, is one of Armstrong Teasdale’s key strengths. In fact, intellectual property is the firm’s fastest growing practice area as we continue to expand the firm’s ability to protect our clients’ copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and business plans. Recognized by Intellectual Property Today as one of the nation’s top patent firms, we are listed in the Law360 IP100.
Our services include patent protection, including application and prosecution of patents; evaluation of threats by others – including patent trolls – and competitor’s portfolios. We also have a dynamic intellectual property litigation team known for winning verdicts in high-stakes, high-profile battles in some of the nation’s hottest patent venues.