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Andy Rotenstreich


Andy Rotenstreich is the former office managing shareholder in the Birmingham office of Baker Donelson and is a member of the Real Estate and Finance Practice Group.

Professional Biography

Mr. Rotenstreich has established a wide-ranging wireless telecommunications practice in the Southeast United States, and represents major wireless carriers throughout the region, as well as tower companies and other telecommunications industry clients.

His experience in the telecommunications industry includes regulatory matters, site acquisition and development and related real estate matters. He also has extensive experience in land use and zoning matters, land owner disputes, and has appeared before municipal entities and in state and federal courts on zoning matters.

Mr. Rotenstreich founded, and serves as president of, the Alabama Wireless Association, a trade group for the wireless telecommunications industry. He is also a frequent speaker on telecommunications matters before industry and legal groups, and has experience as president and co-founder of an Internet-related start-up venture. In 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2019, he was named in the Birmingham Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" poll for experience in telecommunications law. In 2007, Mr. Rotenstreich was honored with Above Ground Level magazine's "Towering Achievement Award for Individual Achievement," recognizing individuals for personal excellence in representing the wireless infrastructure industry.

Active in community affairs, Mr. Rotenstreich is currently the treasurer of the Endowment Board for Temple Emanu-El and also serves on the board of directors for the Birmingham Jewish Federation. He formerly served on the board of directors and executive committee of The Bell Center for Early Childhood Development and was the organization's president. He was also formerly a member of the Manufacturing Technology Advisory Board at Central Alabama Community College and the Operating/Advisory Board for the Alabama Broadband Initiative. Mr. Rotenstreich has served as vice president of Birmingham's Jewish Community Center and is a participant in the work of several charitable organizations.

  • Named to Birmingham Business Journal's 2019 Executives of Influence
  • Listed in Birmingham Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" (2005 – 2007, 2019)
  • Listed in Birmingham Business Journal as a 2017 – 2018 member of Leadership Birmingham 
  • Named to "The Business Journal's Influencers: Law List," highlighting key influencers and dealmakers in the national legal scene (2018)
  • Named by Birmingham Magazine as one of "Birmingham's Top Attorneys" in Communications (2014, 2017)
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2024 Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Birmingham
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Land Use and Zoning Law (2020 – 2024); Communications Law (2023, 2024)
  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers in Communications (2014 – 2015)
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi Bar Associations
  • Alabama Wireless Association (Founder and former President)
  • Member – WIA, The Wireless Infrastructure Association
  • Recipient – Above Ground Level magazine's Towering Achievement Award for Individual Achievement
  • Former President and Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee – The Bell Center for Early Childhood Development
  • Former Member – Manufacturing Technology Advisory Board, Central Alabama Community College
  • Former Member – Alabama Broadband Initiative
  • Former Vice President – Birmingham Jewish Community Center
  • President, Board of Directors – Temple Emanu-El Endowment Fund
  • Former Treasurer, Board of Directors – Temple Emanu-El Rabbi Grafman Endowment Fund
  • Former Member – Board of Directors, Birmingham Jewish Federation



  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • University of Alabama, B.S., 1990


  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • Wyoming

For me, I've been in the role I'm in for about seven months and am newer to the relationship. Within two weeks on the job, Andy reached out to me and said, 'I understand you are new to the role,' and he gave me an overview of the Firm and the relationship. He invited me to meet with them. So they took me to dinner. I joked with our other firms about how proactive Baker Donelson was.

Senior Manager, Network Real Estate & Regulatory, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the U.S. offering wireless products and services

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