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Alan Hearty

Alan Hearty

Alan D. Hearty is a partner in our Century City office and leads the firm's Telecommunications Infrastructure Group. Alan's practice focuses on real estate litigation and complex commercial litigation. Alan is an internationally experienced trial attorney and has chaired many jury trials, court trials and arbitrations to verdict over the course of his career. His successes include winning a multi-million-dollar judgment for the largest commercial landlord in California following a five-week jury trial and winning a multi-million-dollar award for a software company following a protracted multi-party arbitration. Alan is one of the preeminent attorneys in Los Angeles involved with luxury residential development and represents real estate owners, developers and investors on various legal issues relating to projects in Malibu, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Bel-Air, Beverly Hills and DTLA, among other areas. Alan's client base is extensive and includes real estate companies based in North America, Asia and Europe. Alan's commercial litigation experience includes representing clients involved in the real estate, banking, entertainment, apparel and telecommunications industries. Alan is a contributor to the firm's California Wireless Law Blog and serves on the Education Committee of the California Wireless Association (CalWA). Alan was raised and educated in Ireland. He attended University College Dublin and graduated magna cum laude with a combined degree in business and law. He is licensed to practice law in California and New York. He maintains strong relationships with the Irish-American community throughout the United States and currently serves on the Los Angeles Regional Advisory Board of the American Ireland Fund. He has received multiple professional awards over the course of his career, including the prestigious 2010 Irish Legal 100 Award, which he received in person from the Irish Ambassador to the United States. In March 2016, Alan was officially honored by the City of Los Angeles in a special ceremony at City Hall for his efforts in promoting the Irish-American community in Southern California.

Recent Posts

FCC Proposal Aims to Facilitate Deployment of 5G Wireless Technology by Alan Hearty

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking steps to facilitate cheaper and faster 5G wireless technology deployments across the country. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced a new plan to lead the world toward a 5G future. The plan...

Alan Hearty

Telecoms File Lawsuit Challenging Net Neutrality Rules by Alan Hearty

The Federal Register officially published the FCC’s new rules governing net neutrality on Monday, April 13, 2015, and the new rules will take effect 60 days following the date of publication. As anticipated, AT&T and the wireless and cable...

Wireless Carriers, Regulations, Cellular Networks, Litigation, Alan Hearty

Net Neutrality Applies to Cell Phone Networks by Alan Hearty

In February, the FCC enacted new rules governing network neutrality that could have a profound influence on the telecommunications industry. The FCC’s new rules will extend its current purview and will encompass cell networks in addition to fixed...

Regulations, Cellular Networks, Alan Hearty

U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Cell Tower Industry by Alan Hearty

In what is being hailed as a significant victory for the cell tower industry, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that local governments must provide reasons when they deny applications to build cell towers.  This decision upholds the requirements of...

Cell Towers, Litigation, Alan Hearty

SCOTUS Set To Decide On T-Mobile Cell Tower Case by Alan Hearty

Back in May, we highlighted a story where the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear T-Mobile’s case regarding how a city justifies its denial of a tower-setting permit. Well, the Court has heard the arguments and is set to announce its...

Cell Towers, Litigation, Alan Hearty

Nokia SAC Wireless Acquisition Increases U.S. Business by Alan Hearty

Nokia has acquired indoor wireless specialist SAC Wireless to help boost its network deployment business and wireless network infrastructure in the U.S. SAC Wireless specializes in deploying small cells and using antenna systems to improve...

Cellular Networks, Alan Hearty

Bay Area Residents Want More Wireless Towers by Alan Hearty

A 2014 Bay Area Council Poll found overwhelming support among residents for installation of new antennae, cell towers and fiber optic cables in their city.  According to over 1,000 residents surveyed, a whopping 74 percent say it’s time to...

Cell Towers, Alan Hearty, Bay Area, San Francisco, wireless tower, SF Bay Area

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Cell Tower Citing Issue by Alan Hearty

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a case regarding how a city justifies its denial of a tower-setting permit.  More specifically, the Supreme Court will rule on the Eleventh Circuit’s holding that the city of...

California Wireless Law, Alan Hearty, cell tower, cell tower issues

Lights, Ballasts...Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Interference? by Alan Hearty

On February 7, the FCC cited a Los Angeles landlord for operating industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) equipment that is causing harmful interference at a downtown Los Angeles high rise.  The offending ISM equipment  involves two-lamp...

California Wireless Law, Cell Towers, Alan Hearty, ISM

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Sprint to Use Green Technology by Alan Hearty

In what appears to be a continuing trend toward the implementation of green technology, Sprint has announced that it intends to replace its back-up generators with hydrogen fuel cells for cell sites located in large urban areas.  The push toward...

California Wireless Law, Wireless Carriers, Fuel Cells, Alan Hearty, Green Earth Technologies, Green Technology

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