Minnesota-based law firm Fafinski Mark & Johnson PA says it has added an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) practice group.
Led by the firm's aviation group of legal advisors and litigators, the group will offer full-service representation to individuals and businesses that operate, manufacture, buy, lease, sell or insure UAS.
“As a law firm with aviation roots, we have been tracking this developing industry for years,” says Donald Chance Mark, Jr., head of the UAS group at the firm. “With the recent heightened awareness of UAS and their vast commercial uses, people are getting increasingly eager to use them, despite the fact that commercial uses are not yet permitted and there are potential liability issues, as well as insurance requirements.
“This is an undoubtedly exciting area and a game-changer for many industries such as agriculture, real estate, and photography, but all players in this area should be well-informed on the legalities of UAS use,” he adds.
Several law firms have added UAS groups in the past several months – most recently, Husch Blackwell, a litigation and business law firm in the U.S. and U.K.