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History of Summit Ridge Group, LLC

The timeline below illustrates some major points in Summit Ridge Group, LLC’s history, and evolution. We’ve accomplished a lot since 2007, and can’t include everything in our timeline. Please contact us if you’d like additional information

Summit Ridge Group Timeline

Summit Ridge Group Timeline

2007
April

Firm Origin

While on a career sabbatical to climb mountains before he got too old to do so, former investment banker and top-ranked Wall Street research analyst, J. Armand..Read More

2008
May

Mt. Everest Expedition Inspires Firm Name

While on an expedition to summit Mt. Everest (elevation 29,035’) to complete his goal of summiting the highest peak on each continent (“The Seven Summits”), Armand Musey..Read More

July

Armand Musey Testifies before Library of Congress’s Copyright Arbitration Royalty Board

Summit Ridge Group president,  J. Armand Musey testified before the Library of Congress’s Copyright Arbitration Royalty Board. His testimony concerns the financial impact of various proposed royalty..Read More

2009
June

Law School

Mr. Musey returns from his mountaineering sabbatical in late 2008, during the “Great Recession.” He decides to attend law school where he could learn more about telecom..Read More

2012
April

Columbia Sci & Tech Law Rev. Publishes “Broadcasting Rights: Ownership Rights and the Spectrum Rationalization Challenge”

The Columbia Science and Technology Law Review published, Mr. Musey’s article “Broadcasting Rights: Ownership Rights and the Spectrum Rationalization Challenge” in its Spring 2012 edition (Vol. 13)...Read More

June

Hastings Comm and Ent. Law Journal Publishes, “How the Traditional Property Rights Model Informs the Television Broadcasting Spectrum Rationalization Challenge”

The Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (COMM/ENT) publishes Armand Musey’s article, “How the Traditional Property Rights Model Informs the Television Broadcasting Spectrum Rationalization Challenge” in its..Read More

July

Full-time Gig

After graduating from Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law, passing the NY bar exam, and finalizing two law review papers, Mr. Musey begins devotes his full-time professional efforts..Read More

2013
August

“Spectrum Handbook 2013” Published

In August 2013, Summit Ridge Group released the highly praised publication,  “The Spectrum Handbook 2013″ (173 pages, 109 footnotes). It filled a significant void in telecom publications..Read More

2014
March

Sold to Goldin Associates, LLC

Needing additional support resources to fill expanding client roster, Summit Ridge Group merged with Goldin Associates LLC, a leading financial advisory firm

September

Hastings Comm. & Ent. Law Journal Publishes “Right-Sizing Spectrum Auction Licenses: The Case for Smaller Geographic License Areas in the TV Broadcast Incentive Auction”

The Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (COMM/ENT) Vol. 37, 2014-15, publishes “Right-Sizing Auction Licenses: The Case for Smaller Geographic License Areas in the TV Broadcast Incentive..Read More

2015
May

Spun out from Goldin Associates

Realizing the need for specialized telecom support, Armand Musey spun Summit Ridge Group out of Goldin Associates and embarked on building the firm as a stand-alone communications..Read More

June

CommLaw Conspectus publishes “Overestimating Wireless Demand: Policy and Investment Implications of Upward Bias in Mobile Data Forecasts”

CommLaw Conspectus- Journal of Communications Law and Policy, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2015, published a paper “Overestimating Wireless Demand: Policy and Investment Implications of Upward Bias in..Read More

2016
June

Armand Musey appointed as Co-Chair of NY Chapter of the FCBA

Mr. Musey was first appointed to be a co-chair of the NY Chapter of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA). He remains a co-chair through the 2019-2020..Read More

November

Summit Ridge Group begins table sponsorship at the FCBA Annual Chairman’s Dinner

The FCBA Chairman’s Dinner is a major annual telecom event and is often referred to as the “Telecom Prom.” In 2016 we began our tradition of table..Read More

2017
June

Armand Musey appointed to board of NYC Chapter of American Society of Appraisers

Armand Musey is appointed board treasurer of the NYC Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). The ASA is the leading professional organization for the valuation..Read More

July

First outside employee

In July 2017, Summit Ridge Group hired its first employee, John A. Tardio, ASA. Mr. Tardio is a valuation professional with over 20 years of experience

October

Second employee added

In October 2017, Summit Ridge Group added its second employee, Fan Jia to oversee the television broadcaster reimbursement process. Fan holds a master’s degree in accounting.

2018
June

Grows to five full-time employees

By May 2018, Summit Ridge had grown to five full-time professionals. In April 2018, an experienced telecon attorney and consultant, E. Barlow Keener joined Summit Ridge Group...Read More

June

John A. Tardio, ASA Elected to Board of NYC Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers

John Tardio is elected to the office of board treasurer of the NYC Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers. Armand Musey remains on the board, having..Read More

October

“The Spectrum Handbook 2018” Published

In October 2018, Summit Ridge Group released the long-awaited update to the Spectrum Handbook 2013, The Spectrum Handbook 2018 (393 pages, 446 footnotes). It has received accolades..Read More

2019
June

Summit Ridge Group reaches 7 full-time professionals

By June 2019, Summit Ridge Group had grown to seven full-time professionals. In April, we welcomed former long-time telecom analyst at Lord Abbott, Randy Reynolds to the..Read More

2020
April

Summit Ridge Group announces role in supporting U.S. Dept. of Justice in T-Mobile/Sprint merger review

Summit Ridge Group, LLC today announced that it provided mobile wireless industry and financial analyses for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the $26 billion merger..Read More