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  • Rini O'Neil, PC is a Washington, DC law firm representing telecom, media and technology clients before Congress, the FCC and in communications-related transactions.

    Rini O'Neil, PC
    1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW
    Suite 600

    Washington, D.C. 20036
    rrini@telecommediatechlaw.com Phone: +1.202.296.2007
    Fax: +1.202.296.2014

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OBITUARY: PROMINENT COMMUNICATIONS ATTORNEY REBECCA RINI


WASHINGTON, DC -- Rebecca Rini, a prominent communications attorney in Washington, DC, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 8, 2015. 

Rebecca was the founding partner of the law firm of Rini, Coran & Lancellotta, PC and its successor, Rini O’Neil, PC.  She was an innovator in the communications industry and was widely regarded for her negotiation skills, her fierce advocacy and her creative approach to problem solving.  Rebecca served on the Board of Directors of The Source for Learning, Inc. and on the Board of Directors of Pegasus Tower Company.  She served as President of the alumni association for the Institute for Communications Law Studies at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus Law School (2004).  She graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany and received her Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America. 

Aside from her love of communications law, Rebecca was an avid photographer and contributed photographs to the Takoma Park publication “The Voice.” She embraced life to the fullest, was a force to be reckoned with and was a dear friend to many. She is survived by Lori Rini, her daughter Lyndsay, son Jacob and long-time companion Michael Selleh. 

Services will be held Sunday, February 15, at 10:00 AM at Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD 20901. 

As Rebecca would say: “onward and upward.”

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David G. O'NeilDavid G. O'Neil

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Direct: +1.202.955.3931
Fax: +1.202.296.2014
doneil@telecommediatechlaw.com

Mr. O'Neil's practice concentrates on the representation of television, radio, satellite, Internet and telecommunications companies. He has an extensive background in corporate transactions, administrative litigation and FCC licensing matters. 
Mr. O'Neil's specific experience includes the negotiation of a multi-party agreement that enabled the FCC to grant orbital satellite locations to each competing satellite applicant, allowing his client to raise substantial financing. He also successfully litigated rule-making proceedings at the FCC to change the community of license for radio stations, which increased the value of clients' broadcast properties. In addition, he drafts and negotiates purchase agreements for the acquisition of broadcast properties and advises clients regarding the formation and structure of holding companies.

  

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Jonathan E. AllenJonathan E. Allen

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Direct: +1.202.955.3933
Fax: +1.202.296.2014
jallen@telecommediatechlaw.com

Mr. Allen’s practice focuses on wireless, Internet, broadband, technology, media and broadcast matters.  He provides strategic and legal guidance regarding Federal Communications Commission regulations, licensing and policy for matters such as spectrum acquisition, risk assessment, due diligence, regulatory compliance, litigation, and franchising.  He represents clients in financing matters, mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions.  He appears before the Commission and in federal court with respect to administrative litigation matters.  Mr. Allen advises ISPs and website operators regarding risk assessment and regulatory compliance matters, particularly for cutting-edge Internet services such as social networking sites and blogs.

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David J. KaufmanDavid J. Kaufman

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Direct: +1.202.955.5516
Fax: +1.202.296.2014

dkaufman@telecommediatechlaw.com

David Kaufman’s practice focuses on telecommunications law, with particular emphasis in the field of wireless – including wireless telephony, fixed operations (point-to-point and point-to-multi-point), private radio/public safety operations, wireless broadband, site leasing and tower collocation transactions, as well as traditional broadcast services.  Mr. Kaufman has broad experience in administrative litigation in matters involving the FCC and other administrative agencies.  In addition, he has served as both lead transactional counsel and communications counsel in telecommunications mergers and acquisitions.  He also has experience in assisting communications companies seeking to raise debt or equity funding.

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