Miles & Stockbridge lawyers deliver valued counsel and representation to a spectrum of companies in information technology and telecommunications, including local and long-distance carriers, telecoms, CLECs, internet and internet security companies, and communications and IT software enterprises. Our clients range from Baby Bells to innovative start-ups, from long established NYSE-member giants to companies preparing for their IPO. Our work in this industry is both domestic and international and encompasses a wide range of legal and business matters, including licenses, copyrights, securities transactions, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, hostile takeovers, bankruptcy, taxation, employment law and ESOPs. In the litigation arena, we won a significant legal victory on behalf of a client, a national telecommunications company, by defeating a Maryland jurisdiction's attempt to impose franchise fees on the telecom company. We won recognition from a bankruptcy court that a secured lender could hold a lien on proceeds from the sale of a FCC license. For a bankrupt internet security firm, we gained court approval to sell assets over the objection of a software vendor.