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Doug McQueen
of the LeClairRyan Law Firm
Newark, New Jersey
Legal Considerations for
UAV Entrepreneurs
Hiring an Attorney?
 Why hire an attorney?
 When to hire an attorney?
 Don’t wait until you have a problem!
Initial Transactional
 Business Formation
 Acquisition / Divestiture
o Due Diligence
 Financing
o Venture Capital
o Loa...
Ongoing Transactional
 Contracts:
o Leases on equipment and real property
o Purchaser/Supplier contracts
o Service Contra...
Intellectual Property
 PROTECTING THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR!
 Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks
 Licensing Agreements
 Fr...
Insurance
 Insurers WANT to underwrite this industry
 Developing a “risk profile”
 Need to understand:
o Nature of the ...
Regulatory Compliance
 Developing UAV Regulations
o FAA / DOT Compliance
 International Trade in Arms Regulations
 Fore...
Risk Assessment / Safety Consulting
 Safety Training / SMS Requirements
 Safety Auditing
 Government Contract obligatio...
Litigation
 Personal Injury / Property Damage
 Product Liability / Warranty Claims
 Contract Disputes
 Intellectual Pr...
Questions?
 22 offices in multiple states, including California
www.LeClairRyan.com
973-491-3514
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2 legal considerations for uav entrepreneurs

  1. 1. Doug McQueen of the LeClairRyan Law Firm Newark, New Jersey Legal Considerations for UAV Entrepreneurs
  2. 2. Hiring an Attorney?  Why hire an attorney?  When to hire an attorney?  Don’t wait until you have a problem!
  3. 3. Initial Transactional  Business Formation  Acquisition / Divestiture o Due Diligence  Financing o Venture Capital o Loans vs. Investment
  4. 4. Ongoing Transactional  Contracts: o Leases on equipment and real property o Purchaser/Supplier contracts o Service Contracts o Government Contracts
  5. 5. Intellectual Property  PROTECTING THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR!  Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks  Licensing Agreements  Franchising
  6. 6. Insurance  Insurers WANT to underwrite this industry  Developing a “risk profile”  Need to understand: o Nature of the regulations o Types of operations
  7. 7. Regulatory Compliance  Developing UAV Regulations o FAA / DOT Compliance  International Trade in Arms Regulations  Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  8. 8. Risk Assessment / Safety Consulting  Safety Training / SMS Requirements  Safety Auditing  Government Contract obligations
  9. 9. Litigation  Personal Injury / Property Damage  Product Liability / Warranty Claims  Contract Disputes  Intellectual Property Infringements
  10. 10. Questions?  22 offices in multiple states, including California www.LeClairRyan.com 973-491-3514

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