Scott C. Cinnamon
Cinnamon Law was founded by Scott Craig Cinnamon in July, 2001. Scott has over twenty years of experience in communications law, including cradel-to-grave management of transactions involving over $100 million in broadcast properties and successful results in countless matters before the Federal Communications Commission. In establishing his own practice, Scott has returned to his small firm roots, where client service is more important than billable hours. Prior to going solo, Scott spent three years in the communications group of one of the largest firms in the country, gaining experience in transactional, regulatory and adjudicatory work that has benefited all of his clients. Scott regularly files and prosecutes applications at the FCC, participates in rule making proceedings on behalf of his clients; closed dozens of transactions involving the purchase, sale and financing of communications properties; became an expert in the FCC's electronic filing and research systems; and assists clients in their FCC auction participation. His favorite memory throughout his years of practice is still the twenty-three party comparative hearing settlement agreement that he negotiated and drafted. Creating a document that was acceptable to twenty three lawyers and their respective clients was a formidable task, but it produced a very positive result for his client. He is also responsible for achieving a one-of-a-kind grant of special authority which allowed a client to construct a new station over a decade earlier than normal rules would have allowed. He routinely assists clients in EEO audits and responding to other FCC enforcement actions.
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Scott was involved in the Federal Communications Bar Association for many years. He served as an Executive Committee member, co-chair of the FCBA Newsletter Committee, the Website Development Task Force, the Access to Records Committee, the Membership Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee. Scott was also the catalyst for the creation of the FCBA Job Bank and the FCBA Law Student Mentor Program.
Scott is a graduate of the American University's Washington College of Law, located in Washington, DC and a Cum Laude graduate of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he was a student station manager of a staff of 80 volunteers for two years. In 2011, Scott was inducted into the Hofstra Radio Hall of Fame for his career accomplishments in the radio industry.
When he is not practicing law, Scott enjoys time with his wife Cyndi and his young daughter Delaney. He also is an avid soccer fan and former referee and enjoys jazz music, beachcombing and manning the grill for his family and friends.