Dinsmore Helps Complete Sale of Bluegrass Cellular to Verizon Wireless

March 5, 2021News Releases

Bluegrass Cellular, which served as the first wireless company based in central Kentucky 29 years ago, is now part of Verizon Wireless. The acquisition became official today with lead counsel provided by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

Dinsmore has been Bluegrass Cellular’s primary law firm on all matters—including corporate, litigation, compliance, real estate, and employment—since 1997.

“We’re thankful for all of Dinsmore’s counsel to Bluegrass Cellular the last 24 years,” said Bluegrass President and CEO Ron Smith. “Dinsmore has made the deal a seamless transition, and we are excited to offer our customers best-in-class services from Verizon.”

Dinsmore Partner Jerrad Howard led the deal team, which consisted of 26 attorneys across six of the firm’s offices. That team included Dinsmore Partner John Selent, who incorporated Bluegrass Cellular originally and has served as the law firm’s primary external counsel for nearly 30 years.


“We are pleased that Bluegrass turned to Dinsmore to serve as the lead counsel on this deal,” Howard said. “The successful completion of the transaction not only shows Dinsmore’s abilities as a full-service national law firm – and particularly the quality of our mergers and acquisitions team – but also the true value of our deep relationships with our clients.”

No action is needed from customers now, as they will receive information next month regarding the acquisition and array of services available from Verizon, including wireless data delivered on the nation’s leading wireless networks.