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Who is Edward A. Maldonado, Esq.

The Insider is Veteren Telecom Attorney Edward A. Maldonado, a Florida Lawyer with a niched practice focused on Telecom and Regulated Industries.  In an effort to keep clients, as well as other industry players informed of the ongoing regulatory changes and actions that may impact their business or consumer concerns.  The include International FCC 214 and VoIP Toll Resellers, Domestic Telephone (CLEC) and Interconnected VoIP Providers,  Wirlesless and Radio Frequency (RF) Carriers as well as emerging communication companies.  This Blog is penned and furthmore strives to provide a constructive sounding board and provide public information in a professional and constructive manner.

Edward Maldonado can be reached through his law office website for the Maldonado Law Group at www.maldonado-group.com or at 305-477-7580.

Attorney Profile:  Edward A. Maldonado, Esq.

Admitted to Florida Bar-  October 23, 1997
United States 11th Circuit Federal Bar- January 15  1999
United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit- October 14,  1999

Education
B.A. Political Science- DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.
J.D.- Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois.
J.D. Certificate- International and Comparative Law-IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois.

Languages
English and Spanish

Maldonado’sPractice Areas:
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) licensure including FCC 214 authorizations, AM and FM radio licensure, VSAT, FCC 312 earth station licensure, Low Power TV, commercial mobile radio services providers, wireless ETC, ETC qualification, VoIP, and state certification for CLEC, IXC and ETC carriers. Federal and state telecommunications litigation, state and federal civil litigation and appeals, arbitration, administrative law & regulatory affairs, professional license  defense, money service business (MSB) and stored value card licensure  law and regulation, white collar criminal defense and defense of unfair trade practice action and class action cases, transactional matters, and corporate structuring of business ventures.

Background
Mr. Maldonado is a Florida and federal attorney practicing since 1997.  His early career focused primarily on state and federal civil and criminal trial litigation with his first solo trial as defense counsel in March of 1998.  Although versed in business, technology, intellectual property and regulatory matters, his practice still includes federal and state litigation of civil claims.  Mr. Maldonado has successfully defended and resolved patent infringement claims, trademark infringement claims, competing software claims, telecommunication carrier disputes, collection claims between distributors and POS system providers, actions against government agencies, federal labor claims particular to communications and radio businesses, corporate shareholder actions, contract breaches, as well as investigations and probes by the FCC and state attorney generals for statutory violations and unfair trade practices.

Mr. Maldonado has helped over 500 companies with licensure before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and State Utility Commission over the course of his career.  Mr. Maldonado has also worked with foreign owned communication clients to obtain consent from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division to acquire FCC 214 licensure in the U.S., and obtain approval for the transfer of control of an existing provider, and VSAT operations.   In addition to licensure, Mr. Maldonado has successfully defended and negotiated voluntary compliance agreements (Consent Decrees) with the FCC for technical violations of compliance reporting, and violations of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

In 2004, Mr. Maldonado was consulted for, and participated in the drafting and passage of, the Illinois Phone Card Fraud Act (effective July 1, 2005), a law aimed at curbing consumer fraud by unstable and uncertified providers. This work was in conjunction with staff from Illinois Lt. Governor Patrick Quinn’s Office.  Since then, Mr. Maldonado has been consulted with on a number of proposed bills and prospective legislation throughout the US.  Mr. Maldonado has served as a speaker at numerous conferences including the “Prepaid Expo”, the “Intelecard Expo”, conferences on Stored Value and prepaid cards with the “Pelorus Group”, and for intercompany conferences for payment processors and banks.  Mr.  Maldonado has written extensively in trade magazines including being the founding author of a regular column called Legal Line published by “The Prepaid Press”which addressed legal issues related to the prepaid calling and stored value service industries.

Since 2003, Mr. Maldonado has worked with e-commerce businesses, online publications, bloggers, and internet entrepreneurs with legal issues and matters atypical to the internet.  This has included: internet defamation, online branding and trademark dilution, CAN-SPAM issues, copyrights and copy infringement of websites, I-CANN disputes,  web designer contracts, terms and conditions for electronic contracts, security policies, hacking events and the prosecution of hackers, as well as a variety of other legal issues related to the internet and this medium of communications.

Office Staff in conjunction with virtual paralegals includes:  Ms. Julie Giler (State certification processing and Notary Public) and Ms. Rachel Levy (Press and publications

If you would like to speak with me personally, contact my firm today at (305) 477- 7580, Toll-Free at 1-877-245-6326, or via e-mail for general questions as to our specific services or representation on a particular matter.

Individuals and businesses facing the threat of imminent lawsuits, regulatory Enforcement Actions or criminal charges are urged to contact The Law Offices of Edward A. Maldonado PA today to schedule a complementary consultation from our South Florida law firm.  Time is always of the essence in such cases

 

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