Telecom, Information Technology, Communications Taxes and Regulatory Counsel
- Cloud Communications and providers of Software as a Service ("SaaS") / Communications as a Software ("CaaS")
- Traditional wireline telecommunications services, including domestic & international Long Distance (IXC) and Competitive Local Exchange (CLEC)
- Information & enhanced communications services
- Wireless & MVNO
- Internet Based (IP-based) services, including Voice… read more over Internet ("VoIP")
""I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Marashlian over the past eleven years. In that time his knowledge and experience with the nuances and intricacies of telecommunications law and regulations has enabled our company to “punch far above our weight” in legal disputes with the likes of Verizon. His counsel is on par with the league of lawyers that Verizon employs whenever they attempt to bully smaller competitors. Additionally, Mr. Marashlian, and his firm, have successfully guided us through a myriad of telecom regulations and requirements at the Federal (FCC) and state (PUC) level which has help DSCI avoid the millions of dollars in fines and fees which have plagued our less well represented telecom competitors. Mr. Marashlian provides the highest level of legal counsel and business guidance at rates far more competitive than any of the other numerous lawyers that (unfortunately) I have to work with in the normal conduct of running a rapidly growing business." —CEO, Regional CLEC"
""I enthusiastically affirm my support for Jonathan Marashlian’s selection as a top lawyer in the communications field. Our organization has been represented by Mr. Marashlian since 2001. In that time, our company has worked with many different lawyers and law firms, including firms in the AmLaw 50. As a result, we have experienced the quality of legal advice, workmanship, and relationships from firms of varying sizes and reputations. I can say hands down that the advice, work product, and trust we have developed with Mr. Marashlian and his firm trump all of our experiences with AmLaw firms. Mr. Marashlian and his colleagues are knowledgeable and experienced in a highly complex area of the law, yet they are able to fashion creative legal strategies that are grounded in both sound legal footing and economic and business realities. We know that when we seek counsel from Jonathan we can fully trust his instincts, insights, and guidance. Maybe as important (although some would disagree), we enjoy working with Jonathan and his team and getting to know them. We have spent immeasurable hours with Jonathan and his team and they are all kind, down to Earth and approachable, and show passion for what they do. We can always trust that they are available for discussion and consultation when we need them - rain or shine, day or night, weekday or weekend. We also value Jonathan as a lead partner on our account because he has demonstrated an ability to delegate to skilled associates and allow his staff – all of whom are trained to be excellent stewards of our account – to leverage their skills and lower hourly rates in order to ensure efficient and effective delivery of legal services. Everything is therefore delivered at legal rates that pale in comparison to the AmLaw firms. Senior Partner rates do not exceed $400, whereas comparable partners at AmLaw firms charge between $650-$1,000 an hour. We therefore feel very lucky to be able to have ‘big law’ service at ‘small firm’ rates." — In-House Counsel, International Carrier"
Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group
Oct 2016 - Present
Responsible for management of telecommunications, Internet, broadcast media and information technology law firm.
As the firm’s Managing Partner and head of its Regulatory and Communications Taxes and Fees Practices, Mr. Marashlian is responsible for coordinating and managing staff and attorneys and guiding the firm's clients through the maze of state and federal regulatory requirements, including