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OUR WINTER 2020 NEWSLETTER IS OUT!

March 19, 2020

In this edition:

  • Springboard for the Arts as Nonprofit Spotlight

  • Mendoza Law Awarded Small Business of the Year

  • Minnesota's 2019 Broadband Grant Recipients Announced

  • MPUC Approves Settlement Regarding Frontier's Telephone Service Quality

Read our full newsletter by clicking the link below. 

MINNESOTA’S 2019 BROADBAND GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

January 23, 2020

The Minnesota Office of Broadband Development has released its broadband grant recipients for the 2019 cycle. Over $23 million in state funding was awarded to 30 projects across Minnesota to improve broadband speeds and infrastructure. 

Read more about the grants in the full article.

THE SUMMER NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE!

July 17, 2019

Our summer newsletter was published today. You can read it by clicking on the link below. 

MINNESOTA MUSIC MONTH

April 12, 2019

Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed the month of April to be "Minnesota Music Month"! The Minnesota Music Coalition and The Current will be celebrating and promoting all of the special Minnesota music events happening throughout the month of April. Thank you Governor Walz for recognizing the amazing work Minnesota musicians do every day to enrich our lives and culture.

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6TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS FCC CABLE FRANCHISING RULES

After nearly 15 years of regulatory proceedings and litigation, the FCC’s rules governing cable franchising have largely been upheld by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.  The so-called “621 Rules” govern the extent of authority that municipalities, acting as local franchising authorities (LFAs), can exercise over local cable operators. 

TONY MENDOZA JOINS  WISCONSIN BAR ASSOCIATION

Congratulations to Tony Mendoza for being admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association! Tony’s admission will now allow him to expand his communications, business, and entertainment practice to serve Wisconsin clients.

BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will make up to $288 million in funding available for the Broadband Infrastructure Program. Our update on the program will help you understand the requirements of the program and NTIA's funding priorities.

SPRING 2021 NEWSLETTER OUT NOW

Our Spring 2021 Newsletter is out now! We are so excited about the continued growth of our team and the new articles we have written!

In this newsletter, we introduce you to the newest member of our team, provide a special report on the Save Our Stages Act, teach you how to avoid bad band break ups and more!

WELCOMING OFFICE/MARKETING MANAGER CAMERON CLOMAN

Mendoza Law is excited to welcome Cameron Cloman to the team as our Office/Marketing Manager! Cameron brings extensive marketing and administrative experience to Mendoza Law. Cameron will be providing marketing and administrative support to our firm. 

AVOIDING UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES WHEN VOLUNTEERS HELP TOO MUCH

In their desire to help, volunteers sometimes take actions beyond the scope of the organization’s mission. A recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision highlights how that can result in unintended liability for the volunteer and the nonprofit organization. This article examines that decision and outlines practical measures that nonprofits can take to ensure the organization clearly communicates the roles of volunteers within the scope of the organization's mission. 

SAVE OUR STAGES ACT

The Small Business Administration recently announced that it will begin accepting applications on April 8, 2021, for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. Our report on the Save Our Stages Act and SVOG program will help you understand the requirements for applying to receive an SVOG grant. As a pre-application measure, those wishing to apply for a grant under this program should immediately register their business in the System for Award Management (at SAM.gov).

Additionally, Mendoza Law, LLC is pleased to announce that we will offer pro bono assistance with SVOG applications for eligible Minnesota venues. Our pro bono services will be available first to Priority 1, and then Priority 2 applicants, and will be limited based on our capacity. Appointments will be available on a first come, first serve basis. We will begin accepting inquiries on April 2, 2021. Please call Connie Martin at (651)350-7836 for more information.

HOW TO AVOID BAD BAND BREAKUPS

Many bands start out as a group of friends getting together to play a little music. Often there is a period of harmony and even euphoria. But like any relationship, it will inevitably be tested by conflict – whether that be a financial dispute, creative differences, or just plain old interpersonal conflict. Here are some tips to help work through such conflicts to avoid a bad band breakup.   

WINTER 2020 NEWSLETTER OUT NOW

Our Winter 2020 Newsletter is out now! We are so excited about the new faces that have joined Mendoza Law over the past few months and the articles we have written.

PROTECTING CHILDREN'S PRIVACY DURING COVID-19

With virtual platforms becoming the new norm for communication and education, we need to investigate how these platforms' privacy policies impact our children.

**UPDATED DECEMBER 1, 2020** Federal Funds Available for Broadband, Distance Learning, and Telemedicine in Minnesota

As of December 1, 2020, we have updated our funding for broadband-related equipment and services to support distance learning, telehealth, and additional broadband deployment through the CARES Act and other funds for Minnesota entities booklet. 

WELCOMING PARALEGAL AND eDISCOVERY SPECIALIST CONNIE MARTIN

Mendoza Law, LLC is excited to welcome Connie Martin to the team as a paralegal! Connie brings extensive eDiscovery experience to Mendoza Law, and she will provide support on litigation and regulatory matters, data privacy projects, art and entertainment, and non-profit matters.

WELCOMING ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY KAYLEE KRUSCHKE

Mendoza Law is excited to welcome Kaylee Kruschke as an Associate Attorney to the practice! Kaylee will be providing quality service to Mendoza Law clients in the areas of data privacy, cybersecurity, internet and telecommunications, arts and entertainment, business law, and legislative affairs. Check out her bio to learn more about her! 

WELCOMING ATTORNEY/MEDIATOR DAWN ZUGAY

Mendoza Law is excited to welcome Dawn as Senior Counsel and a Mediator to the practice! Dawn's extensive background in conflict resolution provides clients of Mendoza Law valuable skills and perspectives that help resolve their problems as well as assisting non-profit clients too. Check out her bio to learn more about her!