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Sally A. Buckman

Phone: 202-416-6762
Fax: 202-293-7783
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Sally Buckman serves as the Manager of Lerman Senter. She specializes in regulatory and business issues facing companies in the media industry. Sally has represented clients involved in all facets of media, including large publicly-traded broadcast companies, group owners, large and small family-owned media companies, a national radio network, investment companies, lenders, and on-air talent.

Sally has extensive experience in handling transactions and complex agreements for media companies. She has represented numerous clients in the acquisition and sale of media properties ranging in value from $75,000 to more than $1 billion. She also drafts and negotiates syndication and programming agreements, retransmission consent agreements, sports rights agreements, tower leases, and other business documents for media companies. Sally particularly enjoys helping clients structure complex transactions to ensure compliance with FCC ownership restrictions, and navigating the intricacies of complex operational agreements.

Sally’s interest in communications law and the media industry stems from her undergraduate major in economics with a focus on regulated industries, and her work in journalism, which included serving as Editor-In-Chief of her college newspaper. Sally relishes the opportunity to apply her knowledge about business and management in her role as Manager of the firm.

Sally has been selected to Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in the field of Communications Law (2014-2019) and included in Best Lawyers in America in Communications Law (2016-2020).

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  • New York University School of Law, J.D.
  • Wellesley College, B.A., with honors

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Alliance for Women in Media
  • Federal Communications Bar Association


  • Selected to Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in the field of Communications Law, 2014-2019
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America in Communications Law, 2016-2020

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