Communications & Media

The Communications & Media Practice Group at Greensfelder is a multi-disciplinary team of attorneys with the experience necessary to address the wide range of issues clients face in this fast growing area of law. Our clients include traditional media, advertising agencies, information service providers, developers and publishers of software, film producers, artists, cable operators, competitive local exchange carriers, resellers, cellular and PCS providers, fiber optic infrastructure companies, wireless access companies, enhanced data providers and dark fiber companies. Our services include:


In addition to pre-publication review and intellectual property law services, we provide services to our advertising clients in comparative advertising, promotional contests and premiums, and unfair competition.

Book Publishing

We represent authors in the negotiation and drafting of book publishing agreements with national publishers.

Cable / IP Television

Attorneys in the Communications & Media Practice Group have significant experience in the cable industry.  We have represented both operators and municipalities in matters relating to franchising, rights of way and regulatory matters. Our experience includes representation of cable operators in the sale and acquisition of their companies, and with regard to programming contracts, obscenity matters, theft of cable services, tower leases, must carry obligations, telephone over cable and other broadband issues, and set top box acquisitions.

Defamation / Privacy / First Amendment

Our attorneys provides counseling and litigation in all areas of communications and media law, including defamation, privacy, rights of publicity, and First Amendment in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Entertainment / Sports / Music 

Greensfelder's Communication & Media Practice Group provides advice, counseling, contract negotiations and drafting, and litigation services to artists, athletes, musicians, and entertainment providers. providers.

Intellectual Property & Technology

Working with Greensfelder's Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Practice Groups, we represent media, communications, and technology clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including litigation; website review; copyright ownership, use, licensing, and registration; U.S. and foreign trademark; domain name analysis, registration and disputes; and U.S. and foreign patent applications and analysis.

Pre - Publication Review

Our Practice Group provides 24-hour pre-publication and pre-broadcast review and counseling to our media clients, and emergency counseling and litigation in response to threatened prior restraints and denied access to information.information.


Our Practice Group represents a broad range of communications providers in the areas of compliance with federal and state rules and regulatory, license applications and renewals, access to rights of way and related property issues, cable and franchise issues, communications-related acquisitions and mergers, multiple and foreign ownership issues, satellite contracts, fixed and wireless applications and radio communications.

For more information regarding the Communications & Media Practice Group, please contact Sheldon K. Stock at 314-516-2609 or

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