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Walt Sapronov Interviews Thomas J. Navin, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP and Former Chief, FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau. Mr. Sapronov and Mr. Navin discussed broadband stimulus and net neutrality in this 2009 Deal Making in the Telecom Sector Forum. Click here to read this interview.

Pax Americana: U.S. Dispute Resolution of International Telecommunications Contracts, W. Sapronov and R. Butler, Center for International Legal Studies 5th Biennial Symposium on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 19 – 22, 2008, Salzburg, Austria

Creeping Socialism: How VOIP is Regulated Today, TechLINKS, The Guide to Technology in Georgia, June 6, 2008

Private Equity And Telecom: Managing The Portfolio’s Enterprise Contracts, “Business Communications Review: 20070901″ September 2007

Wireless Partnering: Opportunities for Rural Telephone Companies in the Wireless Marketplace, RICA Competitive Edge, 2007 Issue 2, June 2007.

“Cable & Telco Developments Regulatory & Legislative Overview (What Today’s Competitors Need to Know)”, B.W. Renard, Presentation; Research First Consulting, Inc.’sConsumer Services Marketing 2007 Seminar in Destin, Florida, March 7-9, 2007.

“Negotiating Telecommunications Contracts: A Buyer’s Perspective”, W. Sapronov, Law Seminars International, Broadband and Telecommunications Deal Making Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2 & 3, 2006.

“Regulatory Issues Associated with IPTV”, W. Sapronov, Wireless Technology Forum, Atlanta, Georgia, August 24, 2006.

Enterprise Contracts in the IP Era: The Role of Commitments, Business Communications Review, Volume 36, Number 6, June 2006.

BellSouth’s large business clients may get better deals, W. Sapronov, Atlanta Daily Report, March 31, 2006.

“Beyond Voice and Data: Enterprise Deals in the IP Era”, Atlanta Telecom Professionals Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 10, 2006.

“VOIP, Changing the Way Business Does Business”, TechLINKS, the Guide to Technology in Georgia; W. Sapronov (Moderator), Round Table Discussion, (November/December 2005)

VOIP, Vonage and 911, TechLINKS, The Guide to Technology in Georgia, July 25, 2005

“Negotiating Broadband Access Agreements”, Law Seminars International,Telecommunications in Real Estate Development, Conference Atlanta, Georgia, June 25, 2005.

Negotiating Wi-Fi Deals, Business Communications Review, Volume 35, Number 4, April 2005.

When The Net Is Your Phone, Business Law Today, Volume 14, Number 4, March/April 2005, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Copyright 2005 by the American Bar Association, All rights reserved, Reprinted by Permission.

Voice Over Internet Protocol & Other Disruptive Technologies, W. Sapronov, Presentation to Journalists at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., February 24, 2005.

“VOIP Transactions, Navigating Uncharted Waters”, Presentation, Wireless Technology Forum’s VoIP SIG Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October 14, 2004.

“Telecommunications & Broadband Access Agreements for Multi Dwelling Units”, W. Sapronov, Law Seminars International,Telecommunications Issues in Real Estate Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, June 28 & 29, 2004.

“Telecom Deals Today”, W. Sapronov, Law Seminars International, Negotiating Telecommunications User Deals Conference in Dallas, Texas, April 15 & 16, 2004.

“Negotiating Telecom Deals: Voice Over IP Considerations”, W. Sapronov, Law Seminars International Voice Over IP Conference in San Francisco, California, March 12, 2004.

Telecom Deals Today, October 27, 2003 Special Section Southeastern edition of BusinessWeek.

“Negotiating Telecom Deals: Voice Over IP Considerations”, W. Sapronov, Law Seminars International Voice Over Internet Protocol Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 13 & 14, 2003.

“User Deals – Structuring Enterprise Agreements”, W. Sapronov, Law Seminars International Negotiating Telecommunications User Deals Conference in Chicago, Illinois, September 22 & 23, 2003.

“Negotiating Commercial Telecommunications Transactions in Today’s Uncertain Regulatory and Economic Environment”, W. Sapronov, Law Seminars InternationalNegotiating Carrier-to-Carrier Telecommunications Deals Conference, San Francisco, California, July 24 & 25, 2003.

“Telecom Bankruptcies, Negotiating Agreements with Distressed Telecom Carriers”, W. Sapronov, presentation for West Georgia Technology Alliance, Carrollton, Georgia, March 19, 2003.

Telecom travesty What a bankruptcy can mean for customers, Business Law Today, Volume 12, Number 1, September/October 2002, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law Copyright 2002 by the American Bar Association, All rights reserved, Reprinted by Permission.

“Commercial Telecommunications Transactions”, W. Sapronov, Law Seminars International conference, San Francisco, California, July 25 & 26, 2002.

“Drafting Points for Domestic Indefeasible Right of Use Agreements”, E. Holdrege-Thompson, Law Seminars International conference in San Francisco, California, July 25 & 26, 2002

“Varieties of Commercial Telecommunications Transactions” W. Sapronov, Law Seminars International conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 11 & 12, 2001.

“Telecom Deals Now: Understanding the Interplay of Regulatory, Corporate, Securities & Bankruptcy Issues”. Walter Sapronov; Bruce R. Kraus; Harvey I. Saferstein, Practising Law Institute, 2001

“Opening Telecommunications Networks to Competitors”, American Bar Association conference, Chicago, Illinois, August, 2001.

“Telecom Deals: M&A, Regulation, Finance, Reorganization”, W. Sapronov, Practicing Law Institute Conference, San Francisco, California August 13 & 14, 2001 and New York, September 20 & 21, 2001.

“Federal Regulatory and AntiTrust Developments Affecting Local Telecom Competition – The Hard Road Ahead”, W. Sapronov, Law Seminars International conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 5 & 6, 2001.

Telecom Deals: M&A, Regulatory, and Financing Issues. Walter Sapronov; Harvey I. Saferstein, Practising Law Institute, 2000.

“Telecom Mergers, Acquisitions and Financing – State Regulatory Review, W Sapronov, ALI-ABA conference, Washington, D.C., Oct. 5-6, 2000.

High Wire Acts: Negotiating Pole Attachment Agreements Under the 1996 Telecom Act.Originally published in the July/August 1999 issue of CCH Power & Telecom Law, page 30. Reprinted with permission from CCH Incorporated.

Where the wire meets the dirt: Access to municipal rights-of-way for telecommunications carriers. Originally published in the November/December 1999 issue of CCH Power & Telecom Law, page 29. Reprinted with permission from CCH Incorporated.

Negotiating Interconnection Agreements Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Originally published in the January/February 1999 issue of CCH Power & Telecom Law, page 21. Reprinted with permission from CCH Incorporated.

Electric Utility Leasing of Dark Fiber: Should This Be a Regulated Telephone Service?Originally published in the July/August 1998 issue of CCH Power & Telecom Law, page 51. Reprinted with permission from CCH Incorporated.

State Regulation of Telecommunications Mergers and Acquisitions. Originally published in the May 1998 issue of The M&A Lawyer, Vol. 2, No. 2, © Glasser LegalWorks.

Telecommunications Mergers & Acquisitions: Financing, Regulatory and Business Issues. Walter Sapronov, Ilene K. Gotts, Howard Chatzinoff, Practising Law Institute, 1998.

Federal Preemption of State and Local Laws Barring Provision of Telecommunications Services by Utilities Seeking to Diversify. Originally published in the November/December 1997 (Premier) issue of CCH Power & Telecom Law, page 43. Reprinted with permission from CCH Incorporated.

Financing, Mergers & Acquisitions in the Telecommunications Industry. Stephen E. Jacobs, Walt Sapronov, Practising Law Institute, 1997

“Negotiation and State Public Service Commission Review of Interconnection Agreements”, W. Sapronov, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, August 1-5, 1997.

Telecommunications Reform Legislation in Georgia. Originally published in the Georgia Bar Journal, 1996.

“Negotiating Custom Service Agreements with Telecommunications Carriers”, W. Sapronov, American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 6, 1994.

Budding Prospects – Bandwidth trading has taken root, but what are the market conditions that will help it blossom? W. Sapronov, Lawrence P. Keller. Originally published in Volume 7, No. 2, PricewaterhouseCoopers InfoComm Review