Sean P. Hughes

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Sean P. Hughes

Sean P. Hughes is an associate in the firm's Land Use practice group. 


Sean's career spans more than two decades of focus in legal and wireless telecommunications, including handling public relations and affairs matters of a Fortune 50 company throughout the United States. During the course of his career, he has spoken extensively on topics related to telecommunications land use law. Additionally, he has represented clients in land use and zoning matters throughout the Mid-Atlantic area, and in litigation matters in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


Prior to joining Miller, MIller & Canby, Sean was a Director at Network Building + Consulting, where he led the company's Infrastructure Development division that worked with publicly-traded, regional and local cell tower, DAS (Distributed Antenna System), and small cell companies' wireless land use development. He also had operated the Law Office of Sean Hughes, focusing on zoning and land use matters in the Washington Metropolitan area. Before launching his own firm, he represented clients as an attorney with the Washington, DC area zoning/telecommunications law firm of Donahue & Blue. In addition, he served as a Director of Public Affairs/Communications at Sprint/Nextel, supporting external public relations activities on land use siting, network, legislative/regulatory matters, and philanthropy. His tenure at Sprint Nextel also included leading the zoning and permitting build out of the Nextel network in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. Before joining Sprint Nextel, he worked as a zoning and leasing attorney for Vento/Entel Technologies, Inc., helping to launch the Sprint Spectrum PCS and Nextel networks in the D.C. region. His legal career began at a general practice law firm in Montgomery County, Maryland where he represented clients and litigated civil, criminal and domestic law matters.


Raised in Montgomery County, MD, Sean attended Montgomery County Public Schools, is a past member of the Howard County Inns of Court and Board Member of  the MD/DC Wireless Association, and is highly involved in youth soccer in Howard County. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.


Practice Areas
  • Land Use Planning & Development
    Zoning Law
bar admissions
  • Maryland

    District of Columbia

    U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Affiliations
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County

    Maryland State Bar Association

    Board Member, MD/DC Wireless Association

education
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1994

    University of Delaware, B.S., 1990

Sean has a unique ability to assess risk, helping us successfully navigate through complex regulatory processes in the DC area market. He is professional, insightful, and a great strategic thinker, and his great demeanor makes him an absolute pleasure to work with. Len Forkas
President
Milestone Communications, Inc.

Sean was invaluable in the creation of The Boxer Transfer Network (a dog rescue) -- from setting up the 501(c)(3), to helping obtain zoning approval, to consulting on appropriate, and welcoming, space to accommodate us as we grow. We owe Sean a huge part of our success! Irene Bain
Executive Director
The Boxer Transfer Network, Ltd.