Howard Liberman made his motion picture debut in 2017, appearing in a documentary about the legendary history of a renegade Long Island radio station. For more than 40 years prior to that big break, Howard practiced communications law. While available for his next movie role, Howard continues to represent broadcasters, cable operators, and other FCC-regulated businesses for regulatory matters and transactions.
For more than 25 years, Howard has worked with private equity firms and their corporate attorneys on acquisitions and sales of FCC-regulated businesses. He also advises lenders in the communications and telecommunications industries and has been FCC counsel for a number of IPOs.
Howard’s broadcast practice covers both non-commercial and commercial stations – TV and radio. In addition to FCC matters, Howard focuses on the day-to-day legal concerns of broadcasters, including contracts, intellectual property issues, and contests and promotions.
Between college and law school, Howard was a technician for ABC-TV in New York. He also worked in broadcasting throughout his college years, in Boston and in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio.
Honors and Leadership Positions
- Recognized in 2021 Best Lawyers for Media Law (2020-2021)
- Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell
- Named Super Lawyer® in Communications Law (2013-2020)
- Recipient of 2009 Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Distinguished Service Award
- Past Co-Chair, Federal Communications Bar Association Mass Media and Transactional Practice Committees
Author, chapter on “Foreign Ownership and Participation,” Telecommunications Answer Book (Practicing Law Institute, 2014 and 2015 editions).