Cohen and Wolf's Telecommunications & Utilities Group represents wireless telecommunications clients, including licensed carriers, wireless infrastructure companies, and alternative technology providers in obtaining local, state, and federal permits and approvals. Attorneys in the Group regularly prepare and present a full range of applications before the Connecticut Siting Council and other state agencies.
Cohen and Wolf has the distinction of being one of only a few firms in the state that appear regularly before the Connecticut Siting Council and routinely handle sophisticated telecommunications development. Cohen and Wolf is the first law firm in the state to represent alternative telecommunication providers in the implementation of DAS wireless technology in Connecticut.
In addition to its telecommunication development, Cohen and Wolf regularly represents Connecticut municipalities before the Connecticut Siting Council in connection with public utility applications to construct high-powered transmission lines and substation facility upgrades. Lawyers in the Group have represented cities and towns in some of the most controversial and heavily contested public utility projects in the State. In addition, the Group has represented retail energy suppliers in proceedings before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority on energy-related matters.
The attorneys in the Telecommunications & Utilities Group draw upon the firm's Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Municipal, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Appellate Groups for additional support.