Garrett B. Caffee


(952) 224-9185

Garrett's Assistant
Darla Cordero

Garrett Caffee practices in the Transportation & Logistics, General Corporate & Business, and Bankruptcy & Insolvenc practice groups where he concentrates in the areas of commercial and private aviation and UAS use, including purchasing, selling, financing, leasing and cross-border transactions. Prior to joining FMJ, Garrett was corporate counsel for a billion-dollar retailer where he led the transactional, commercial litigation, and intellectual property practice groups.

Additionally, Garrett has significant experience in navigating and negotiating complex commercial disputes. Transactions and business in general are his passions; Garrett’s purpose is to help businesses move forward, from inception through disposition.

Drake University Law School (JD 2005)
University of Nebraska (BA 2002)

State Bar Admissions:
State of Minnesota (2013)
State of Iowa (2005)
State of Wisconsin (2008)

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

“I would like to personally thank Garrett Caffee, our lead counsel from the law firm of Fafinski Mark & Johnson, for outstanding work in our Section 333 Exemption and COA for UAS commercial operations. We look forward to our long term relationship with what is undoubtedly one of, if not the best aviation attorney in the United States.”

Dan Hendrix, Founder & CEO, Hendrix Consulting Group

UAS Roadmap: Commercial UAS…60 Days”, FMJ Aviation Advisor, June 2016

Ho-Ho-Hold On. Did You Register the Drone that Santa Brought?” FMJ Aviation Advisor, December 2015

The NTSB Rules on the Pirker Case,” FMJ Aviation Advisor, November 2014

Looking Behind the FAA’s New Model Aircraft Guidelines: These Are Not the Drones You’re Looking For,” FMJ Aviation Advisor, June 2014

Media Interviews:
Politics of Drones,” PBS: Almanac at the Capitol, May 3, 2016

Practice Philosophy:
“As an avid reader, I approach every business transaction as its own book. Whether my clients ask me to start reading at chapter one or 21, I learn all of the ‘who, what, where, when and why’ details, so I can help them understand each possible ending, but contract for the happy one.”

The Rest of the Story:
Garrett, his wife Sarah and their three children Montana, Liam and Madeline spend their free time learning about the world around them. The family can often be found camera in-hand and imaginations at the ready at museums and parks.