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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018 FCC DECLARATORY RULING PROMOTING DEPLOYMENT OF SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES5G IS COMING BE PREPAREDSmall wireless facilities are defined as facilities that meet each of the following conditions: The facilities—(i) Are mounted on structures 50 feet or less in height including their antennas as defined in § 1.1320(d); or (ii) Are mounted on structures no more than 10 percent taller than other adjacent structures; or (iii) Do not extend existing structures [...]

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In November 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) determined that their proposed changes to the Division of Environmental Permits Policy DEP-00-2 - Assessing and Mitigating Visual Impacts will not have a significant adverse impact.  NYSDEC determined to accept comments on proposed changes through December 28, 2018. The Program Policy revises its 19-year old policy and provides improved guidance to staff when evaluating visual and aesthetic impacts. The [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, is very pleased to announce it has been named a Tier 1 firm in Albany by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2019 in the following practice areas: Corporate Law, Education Law, Employment Law – Management, Environmental Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Trusts & Estates Law.            Firms included in the 2019 Edition of [...]

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As part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “TCJA”), Congress added Sections 1400Z-1 and 1400Z-2 to the Internal Revenue Code, creating the Qualified Opportunity Zone tax benefits.  Owing in part to confusion over the provisions, the Qualified Opportunity Zone tax benefits have not been as widely publicized and discussed as most of the other provisions of the TCJA.  However, the IRS has recently issued proposed regulations and a Revenue Ruling that have brought clarity [...]

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ALBANY, N.Y. (November 6, 2018) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, announces two new Associates, Salvador (Jake) Capecelatro and James Wisniewski.  Jake Capecelatro joins Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Real Estate Practice Group.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Capecelatro worked in a small, real-estate-centric law firm in Albany and as part of a land acquisition team in service to a 125-mile natural gas pipeline project [...]

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