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What Happens If I Don’t Comply with FAA Drone Regulations?

By now, most of us involved in the drone industry know that all drones have to be registered with the FAA before they are flown. But what are the consequences for the drone operators that choose to not follow the rules? For those few rogue operators, criminal penalties including fines up to $250,000 and three […]

What Does the FAA Require Before I can use a Drone in My Business?

In the summer of 2017, the FAA based new rules making the use of drones for commercial purposes more accessible than ever before. To be clear, if you are using a drone for anything other than your own personal enjoyment, you are likely using a drone for a commercial purpose and these FAA regulations apply, […]

What to Know Before Buying a Drone as a Christmas Gift

Drones will be showing up under Christmas trees this year to the delight of many. Before taking the drone outside, you should know that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) considers these gift aircraft under their jurisdiction. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that you need a pilot’s license, at least not if you are only using […]

Widerman Malek, PL Goes to InterDrone

Widerman Malek, PL’s law firm was well represented at The International Drone Conference and Exposition (InterDrone) in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7- 9th. Widerman Malek’s Unmanned Aerial Systems/Drone law group provided a table and information for attendees. The table was manned by Managing Partner, Attorney Mark Malek, Attorney Kelly Swartz and Attorney Ed Kinberg. Attorneys […]

Widerman Malek Attorneys Present CLE on Unmanned Vehicle Systems to the Brevard Bar Association

Attorneys Kelly Swartz and Ed Kinberg, founders of the Unmanned Systems Group at Widerman Malek, presented a CLE to local attorneys with the Brevard Bar Association on “Drone/Quadcopter Recreational and Commercial Use: What You Need to Know.” This CLE was held on August 25th at The Brevard Law Library. Issues discussed were Liability, Best Practices, […]

SCWID Hosted a Panel Discussion on Unmanned Vehicles – Drones

On August 24th, Space Coast Women in Defense hosted a panel discussion on, “Unmanned Vehicles – Drones and the Impact on You and Your Business.” Attorneys Ed Kinberg and Kelly Swartz participated on the panel. Kelly Swartz, an Intellectual Property attorney, is the Director of Widerman Malek’s Unmanned Systems Group, and Ed Kinberg is an […]

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