Cell Tower Attorney, When Do You Need One?

By Nick G. Foster

July 5, 2014

Cell Tower Attorneys | Q & A

Like any profession there are some good and bad cell tower attorneys. There are even some individuals posing as cell tower attorneys who never went to law school (always ask to see credentials). So when should you hire a cell tower attorney and when should you hire a cell tower lease  consultant? We answer your questions with answers below

Cell Tower Attorney or Cell Tower Consultant?

Q: What is the value of my cell tower lease for a lease buyout?

A: Cell Tower Consultant. As cell tower lease consultants we track cell tower lease values and purchase price. With our proprietary database of information we are best qualified to assist you in lease valuations.

Q: What rent should I be receiving with my cell tower lease?

A: Cell Tower Consultant. I receive many phone calls from attorneys seeking this exact information. Save yourself money in hourly attorney fees and call a cell tower lease consultant first.

Nick was able to more than double the monthly rent we had previously negotiated for a cell tower on our property – PLUS a significant signing bonus! There are several aspects to these deals that only someone with a detailed understanding of the market can explain.

Sam H., President of Cal-Sorrento LTD

Q: Who can help me make changes to a new cell tower lease agreement?

A: Cell Tower Attorney. Verizon’s lease agreement is typically 36 provisions and AT&T’s lease agreement is 25 provisions. All the language is drafted by the cell phone companies attorneys and slanted in best interest of the tenant, not yours. It is best to engage a qualified cell tower lease attorney to help you with legal advice.

Q: Who can help me relocate my cell tower lease tenant?

A: Cell Tower Consultant. Airwave Advisors has helped relocate many cell tower lease tenants for property owners. As of the writing of this article, the economy is doing well and development is picking up in many parts of the country. If you have a cell tower tenant on your property that is interfering with your project, give us a call to discuss.

Q:Who can help me negotiate a lease renewal or extension?

A: Cell Tower Consultant. We have the expertise to assist you in securing higher rents with favorable terms.

Q: Who can assist me in making changes to a rental stream offer purchase agreement?

A: Cell Tower Attorney. In every sales transaction I will always recommend the top cell tower attorneys to you the client. You will need qualified legal representation to ensure your rights are protected in the purchase of your cell tower lease.

Q:Who is an expert who can help me negotiate overall business terms?

A: Cell Tower Consultant. We have the expertise and over 10 years experience to assist you in securing higher rents with favorable terms.

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  1. Brian Bushell on July 2, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Dear Nick, A friend on mine owns a building where a cell tower owned by Verizon was put up on the roof about 3-4 years ago. He never got advice about the value of the contract he signed. There were extensive improvements to the roof paid for by Verizon but never discussed with the owner initially. They were here for 2 weeks doing the construction.Also there were items promised by Verizon that they never finished.
    I think the contract he signed is very undervalued. Is there any recourse like re-negotiating the contract?

    • Nick Foster on July 2, 2019 at 8:50 am

      Hi Brian,

      This is a common mistake by property owners. Signing a multi-decade long agreement without first consulting a cell tower lease expert to understand the true value of their lease. Once a lease is signed the business terms are locked in for decades.

      In the event the property owner has a complaint regarding Verizon’s construction, or items were promised to be performed by Verizon (in writing) and they never did, then the property owner would need to follow the default language in the lease. Based on what you are describing above, I seriously doubt the property owner will in a position where they will be leveraged to re-negotiate the rental rate.

      The above is strictly my business opinion, and does not constitute a client relationship. If you would like legal advice, please seek legal counsel to further assist you in this matter.

      All the best,

      Nick G. Foster

      • Brian Bushell on July 3, 2019 at 8:55 am

        Dear Nick, Thanks for your quick reply. I was afraid I was going to get that kind of answer. Just one quick follow-up. My friend signed a 20 yr lease for $6,000 per year. The building is located in Little Falls NJ. Is this enough info to get a ballpark idea as to if this is a fair price.

        Thanx, Brian

        • Nick Foster on July 8, 2019 at 11:05 am

          Hi Brian,

          That is an extremely low rent for that area.

          All the best,

          Nick G. Foster

  2. Cheryl on July 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I have questions regarding a cell tower lease renewal. There are two towers present in this location. I am concerned about the current lease value.

    • Nick Foster on July 18, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Hi Cheryl,

      Thank you for reaching out. Please give us a call at (888) 443-5101 to discuss further.

      All the best,

      Nick G. Foster

      • Sharon Moye on August 5, 2020 at 4:10 am

        We have a cell tower on our property that has never had any tenants on it. Our contract with SBA was updated and the kinda bullied us into signing a new contract that states we will not receive any rent payments and if there is no tenants in 3 years they will take it down. What can we do to break this contract or force them to give us a better contract?

        • Nick G. Foster on August 6, 2020 at 8:44 am

          Hi Sharon,

          Please seek legal counsel in your state if you would like to pursue trying to break your agreement.

          All the best,

          Nick G. Foster

  3. Pietro Dinoto on April 11, 2016 at 11:51 am

    We have properties in Napa, CA. We would like to know if would be a viable location for one or more cell tower(s). Please mail me for the address.

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About Nick G. Foster

Since founding Airwave Advisors® in 2014, Mr. Foster has added value to over 400 clients ranging from the State of Nevada, City of Beverly Hills, to Habitat For Humanity. Mr. Foster focuses on cell tower lease renewals, buyouts, new lease negotiation, and cell site lease management. Prior to starting Airwave Advisors® Mr. Foster founded and led the Cell Site Services Group within nationwide commercial real estate services leader Cassidy Turley (now known as Cushman & Wakefield).