Sally A. Buckman

Top rated Communications attorney in Washington, Washington DC

Lerman Senter PLLC
Sally A. Buckman
Lerman Senter PLLC

Practice Areas: Communications, Business & Corporate

Licensed in Washington DC since: 1982

Education: New York University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

Lerman Senter PLLC

2001 L Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 Visit website


Sally A. Buckman is the managing member at Washington, D.C.-located Lerman Senter, where she focuses her practice primarily on regulatory and business matters for her media industry clients throughout the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia since 1982, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Ms. Buckman counts among her clients national and local television broadcast companies, individual station owners, lenders and equity investors, on-air personalities, and radio networks, among others. She has handled purchases and divestitures, syndication agreements, sports rights acquisitions, and broadcast tower leases, and she works with her clients when dealing with Federal Communications Commission guidelines regarding licensing, ownership, transfers of control and other regulatory compliance matters. Ms. Buckman's successful track record in her professional endeavors has earned her the high regard of her fellow attorneys, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, she has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for her work in communications law.

Ms. Buckman attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts as an undergraduate, and her interest in the media industry stems in part from her experience there serving as the editor-in-chief of the school's newspaper. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in economics with honors in 1979, she went on to pursue her legal education at the New York University School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Buckman was the articles editor of the New York University Annual Survey of American Law before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 1982. She has been with her current firm since 1987.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Communications, Business/Corporate
  • 60% Communications
  • 40% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 1982, Washington DC

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Educational Background:
  • Wellesley College, B.A., Major in Economics, Honors: With Honors, Editor-In-Chief of Her College Newspaper
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Communications Law, 2014 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Communications Law, 2016 - 2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Alliance for Women in Media
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • District of Columbia
Industry Groups:
  • Alliance For Women In Media
  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Office location for Sally A. Buckman

2001 L Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-429-8970


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

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