Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC
Francisco "Frank" Montero specializes in telecommunications, broadcasting, media and technology. Mr. Montero’s practice includes FCC regulatory counseling, corporate finance, asset and securities acquisitions, intellectual property, and real estate and commercial transactions.
Mr. Montero was an appointed member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. He served as Director of the FCC's Office of Communications Business Opportunities during the Clinton Administration. While at the FCC, Frank worked extensively with industry, trade associations, financial institutions and governmental agencies to create business opportunities for entrepreneurs, and technology and telecommunications start-ups and was recognized by the Chairman of the FCC for “dedication to bridging the digital divide”.
Mr. Montero is well known as an early advocate for Hispanic and Spanish language media in the U.S. and Latin America. He is on the Board of Directors of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC). He also helped form and served on the boards of the American Hispanic Owned Radio Association (AHORA), the Spanish Broadcasters Association and the National Association of Minority Media Executives. Frank received the Hispanic Radio Conferences Medallas de Cortez (Distinguished Leadership Award) for significant contributions to Spanish-language and Hispanic-targeted broadcasting. Frank is the Washington, DC legal representative for the Puerto Rico Broadcasters Association and received the Association’s award for “service to the Puerto Rico radio industry”.
Top Washington DC Lawyers - SuperLawyers 2007
Hispanic Radio Conferences Medallas de Cortez (Distinguished Leadership Award) 2017
Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s Hall of Fame 2008
CableFax Top Communications Lawyer 2017 and 2018
Top Ten Broadcast Attorneys, Radio/TV Business Report 2019