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“Jake is adept at handling complex legal issues, whether big or small. His pragmatic but thorough approach to analyzing both legal and business issues is refreshing. He does not ‘over-lawyer’ a problem, and is quick to formulate a strategy and execute on it with great results.”

Angela Frye, Verizon, Managing Associate General Counsel


Always looking forward to the Next Big Thing in telecommunications, Jake partners with clients to spread new technology locally, regionally and nationally.

Jake represents technology and communications companies, strategizing with and advising them on the construction and implementation of their facilities. Clients respect Jake’s persuasive skills and his ability to find common ground when working with municipalities and citizen groups on issues such as rights of way, facilities leasing, siting and easements.

When disputes arise over installations, Jake represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before state and federal regulatory agencies. He has developed a reputation for resolving disputes with minimal delay and expense to clients.

In addition, Jake consults with other attorneys on general business litigation, especially when it crosses into the telecommunications sphere. He also advises clients across industries on how best to navigate the complex and evolving regulatory framework and attendant legal issues unique to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or “drones”).

“Jake is adept at handling complex legal issues, whether big or small. His pragmatic but thorough approach to analyzing both legal and business issues is refreshing. He does not ‘over-lawyer’ a problem, and is quick to formulate a strategy and execute on it with great results.”

Angela Frye, Verizon, Managing Associate General Counsel




  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Newsletter Committee, Co-Chair
  • Federal Communications Bar Association, Midwest Chapter, Co-Chair
  • Illinois Wireless Association
  • Wisconsin Wireless Association
Featured Experience

Cell Site Developer, Verizon Win Permit for New Wireless Communications Tower

Central States Tower III LLC, a builder and manager of cell towers, turned to Husch Blackwell after the planning commission for Eau Claire, Wisconsin, rejected its application for a conditional use permit because a cell tower already stood on the site. Our team challenged the commission’s determination, arguing that its decision violated state law, and worked with the client’s carrier partner, Verizon, to remove the existing Sprint (now T-Mobile) tower. The ensuing settlement benefited all parties by allowing construction of a tower that can accommodate multiple carriers to serve the immediate community while minimizing the number of towers in the vicinity.

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Additional Experience
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of commercial HVAC client and its surety company defeating a lower tier supplier's claim. Court found in favor of our client, that claimant notice obligations had not been met under Wisconsin law.
  • Successfully recovered several design defect claims on behalf of medical clinic under $4M+ contract with design firm for hospital and cancer center in Wisconsin, increasing initial offered settlement by nearly 400 percent.
  • Counseled technology, data and communications companies on nationwide implementation of next-generation technologies, including distributed antenna system, 5G and small cell.
  • Represented NYSE and Nasdaq telecommunications companies in complex administrative, regulatory, legislative, commercial and litigation matters.
  • Advised telecommunications and technology companies on successful solutions to handle difficult government regulations, resulting in development of infrastructures supporting emerging technologies.
  • Represented Lendlease in obtaining favorable settlement in lawsuit against the Village of Cary, Illinois. The victory paves the way for the construction of the first privately-permitted wireless tower in the Village.
  • Successfully obtained then strategically defended telecommunication infrastructure approvals for our continental U.S. tower company client after competitor sued to challenge the approvals. Judicial oral decision rejected all arguments in the lawsuit and affirmed our client's wireless development approvals.
Articles | August 13, 2018
Inside Towers: Court Gives Guidance on Excessive Right-of-Way Fees in Qwest v. Des Moines

Rodney Carter and Jake Remington write about telecommunications service providers' access to municipal rights-of-way.

News Releases | December 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

Nearly 60 percent of the firm's 2020 partnership class is comprised of women.

News Releases | March 26, 2018
Husch Blackwell Prevails for PI Tower in Siting Dispute

Husch Blackwell's team secures a court victory in a cell tower siting dispute.

Outside the Office

The bulk of Jake’s leisure time is spent with his wife and three young children.

He participates in the annual 50-kilometer American Birkebeiner, billed as the largest cross-country ski race in the country, in northwest Wisconsin. He also enjoys downhill skiing and mountain biking and never misses an opportunity to spend time at his family’s cabin in northern Wisconsin or at his in-laws’ place near the beach in South Carolina.

Community Leadership

Jake is a board member of the Friends of the Remington Center Endowment.

This organization helps fund the clinical programs at the Frank J. Remington Center at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The center is named after Jake’s grandfather, a former professor at the school, and comprises several legal clinical projects dedicated to teaching, service and research.  

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