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Bone McAllester Norton will Host Draft Drone Regulations Meeting, March 17

Firm Seeks Input for Federal Aviation Administration Rules

Nashville, Tenn.—(March 10, 2015) Nashville-based law firm Bone McAllester Norton PLLC will host a meeting regarding draft regulations released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or commonly, “drones”). The free meeting, open to the public, will be held the morning of Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Business owners and decision makers in all fields that might either use UAS or be impacted by their use are encouraged to attend.  There will be an opportunity to learn more about the proposed regulations and provide input on their development.

“The proposed UAS rules provide both challenges and opportunities for new and for well-established businesses,” said James Mackler, attorney and founder of Bone McAllester Norton’s UAS focus. “Our firm has a long history of guiding entrepreneurs through complicated regulations. We look forward to working with our clients to help them leverage the potential of this emerging technology.”

Mackler will be joined by Lt.Gen. John Castellaw, USMC (Retired), CEO of Farmspace Systems. “Unmanned Aerial Systems Federal Regulations Meeting” will provide an overview of UAS technology and how it is being used in the U.S. marketplace. The FAA’s proposed regulations will also be addressed. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments to the proposed ruling. Continuing Legal Education credits are available.

"Unmanned aerial systems have the potential to transform several industries,” Castellaw said. “In agriculture, they can help increase crop production to meet the needs of nine billion people by 2050 while reducing costs for farmers and consumers."

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Location: Bone McAllester Norton’s Nashville office – 511 Union Street, Suite 1600

 

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About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 38 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems Federal Regulations Meeting, March 17

Bone McAllester Norton will host a federal regulations meeting concerning the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS or, commonly, “drones”) at its Nashville office on Tuesday, March 17. Attorney James E. Mackler and Lt. Gen. John Castellaw, USMC, Retired and CEO of Farmspace Systems will lead the discussion.

“Unmanned Aerial Systems Federal Regulations Meeting” will provide an overview of UAS technology and how it is being used in the U.S. marketplace, and the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed regulations will be addressed. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments to the proposed ruling. CLE credits are available.

This event will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Find out more including how to register, here.

 

 

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 38 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Bone McAllester Norton Expands Practice with Focus on UAS

News Release

Thursday – April 10, 2014

Law firm is the only Tennessee firm providing services in area of UAS


 

Nashville, TN — Bone McAllester Norton PLLC today announced an expansion of the Entrepreneurial and Emerging Business Law practice group to include legal services in the area of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones.

The law firm is the only one in Tennessee covering UAS and issues surrounding the use of drones. Bone McAllester Norton attorneys in the Entrepreneurial and Emerging Business Law practice group focus on company formation, capital strategies, trademark registrations, copyright protection, intellectual property, social media law, privacy issues and now the unique regulatory and legal issues impacting the commercial use, legal enforcement and privacy of this emerging technology in UAS.

James E. Mackler, veteran attorney and Bonelaw member, is the lead attorney focused on the increasingly complex system of state and federal laws regarding the commercial use of drones. Joining Mackler with a focus in the area of UAS are attorneys Richard J. Nickels. These attorneys have extensive experience in entrepreneurship, commercial law, aviation, protection of intellectual property, privacy concerns and regulatory compliance.

Many states, including Tennessee, have passed laws regulating the use of drones. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is under a mandate to fully integrate them for commercial use.

“With the FAA’s injunction to integrate drones into commercial airspace and the designation of 16 test sites nationwide, the growing opportunities—and risks—associated with drones cannot be ignored,” Mackler said. “We have a strong group of attorneys with sophisticated experience that will be able to provide counsel to individuals and corporations wanting to leverage the power of UAS within existing business models or seeking to start a new venture within the UAS sphere.”

The firm’s first UAS-centered client is Farmspace Systems, LLC, created to help farmers obtain a high level of situation awareness of threats to their crops, much like that of military commanders who need to detect threats to their troops. Farmspace was founded by a team of military veterans, who, in previous careers, applied UAS technology on the battlefield.

For more information, visit Bonelaw.com.

ABOUT BONE MCALLESTER NORTON PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit bonelaw.com.

 

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