As the Senior Member of the Firm, Gary C. Pennington has enjoyed a varied and diversified practice. Currently, Mr. Pennington’s primary practice area is the representation of wireless communications carriers and related industries. This work involves the many legal components associated with the organized deployment of wireless infrastructure and technology across the United States on an expedited basis, as well as the legal support necessary for the continued evolution of that infrastructure and technology. In addition to the deployment of wireless infrastructure, Mr. Pennington also has assisted clients with acquisitions and dispositions of wireless assets across the United States. Mr. Pennington has also negotiated master lease agreements for both tower companies and wireless communications carriers for national use and application. Mr. Pennington also has extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions, including the sale and purchase of commercial real estate, office leases, and retail leases. Mr. Pennington also has handled numerous land use planning matters over his career. This practice has primarily involved the representation of communications tower companies and carriers before governmental bodies seeking to have new communications facilities approved, as well as writing and negotiating zoning ordinances that impact wireless communications companies. Further, Mr. Pennington has extensive experience representing companies that provide fiber related services and in negotiating broadband contracts for implementation of broadband networks.
Born in Greensboro, North Carolina and grew up in Loris, South Carolina. Admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1991. Admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1997. Admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, and United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
- B.A., cum laude, The Citadel (1988)
- J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law (1991)
- South Carolina
- Richland County Bar Association
- Speaker at the Regional AGL Conference in Florida, November 2011
- Speaker at the Carolinas Wireless Association 2010 and 2011
- Wireless Communications
- Commercial Transactions
- Commercial Real Estate Transactions
- General Corporate Issues
- Real Estate Development
- Utilities/Fiber Agreements