Nethercomm Corporation, Pioneers of Broadband-in-Gas, Retains Veteran Venture Attorney Matt Kirmayer, Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

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Nethercomm, pioneers of the wireless Broadband-in-Gas technology delivering television, phone, and internet services through natural gas pipelines, retains Matt Kirmayer, Partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

Nethercomm Corporation, the leading innovator and pioneer of subterranean broadband communications, announced today that Matt Kirmayer, a Partner at Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal LLP, has been retained to serve as outside counsel. Kirmayer is based in Sonnenschein’s San Francisco office and is a member of both the firm’s national Venture Technology and Corporate and Securities practice groups specializing in venture capital, corporate finance, and merger and acquisition transactions for life science, technology and multimedia companies.

Dr. Patrick Nunally, Nethercomm’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Matt have maintained a long-standing professional relationship that goes back many years. “There is clearly an unspoken respect for one another. Matt has a solid practice with a vast amount of experience advising companies like ours. He has been an incredible resource, business associate, and an attorney I have come to rely upon implicitly. Matt has a deep knowledge of our industry and our business goals. We look forward to Matt’s representation, support, guidance and intuitive insight as we take our Broadband-in-Gas technology into the future” says Ann Nunally, President and COO of Nethercomm Corporation.

“I have worked with Patrick for a number of years and knew that he had come up with a great technology in Nethercomm. I’m excited about what the company is doing and look forward to advising the company as they grow and fulfill their business objectives,” shared Matt Kirmayer.

Kirmayer maintains a general corporate and securities practice, with an emphasis on the representation of emerging growth companies and venture capital funds. His experience includes company and investor representation, venture fund formation, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. His clients span the biotechnology and medical devices, wireless technologies, nanotechnology and security and payments sectors.

Sonnenschein’s Venture Technology Group counsels emerging growth and Fortune 500 companies in a broad array of industry sectors, including life sciences, medical devices, telecommunications, semiconductors and information technology, including software and services. Its attorneys have particular expertise in representing clients in their efforts to commercialize innovative technologies, and they are recognized leaders in such cutting-edge areas as nanotechnology, Internet security and anti-piracy.

Kirmayer received a LL.M. degree from the New York University School of Law and a J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law. He also has a B.A. degree from State University of New York at Albany.

Sonnenschein, with more than 700 attorneys and other professionals in nine U.S. cities and a global reach, serves the legal needs of many of the world’s largest and best-known businesses, nonprofits and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.sonnenschein.com.

Broadband-in-Gas (BiG) provides twice the connectivity of fiber-optics at essentially the same installed cost per customer as DSL (about a tenth of the installed cost per customer for fiber to the home). Due to the gas pipelines containing an isolated, unregulated spectrum without any interference, wireless UWB signals travel inside the pipes from the local area node to the end-user through the underground pipeline pathway formed by the nature of the Ultra Wideband transmission format. Nethercomm’s technology creates a primary pathway through natural gas distribution infrastructures and can carry enormous amounts of data by simply making use of the entire spectrum buried within the existing natural gas pipelines.

Nethercomm's Broadband-in-Gas technology delivers connectivity over the last-mile of broadband networks without interference or degradation of other wireless transmissions. By not consuming or sharing costly spectrum, and not requiring installation of last mile cable or fiber, Nethercomm is prepared to make broadband substantially more affordable while increasing end-user bandwidth to unprecedented levels.

Nethercomm is a private Delaware Corporation, based in Southern California, developing innovative and proprietary communication technologies for the fast-growing broadband and wireless markets. The company’s portfolio of patents encompasses what is believed to be the fundamental subterranean broadband communications.

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