FOX 9: FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Regulation

March 2015

FMJ attorney Donald Chance Mark, Jr. recently gave an interview to FOX 9 News on the topic of the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). On February 15, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration released an outline of proposed rules for the regulation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). These proposed rules cover UAS weighing under… Read more >

What You Need to Know about the FAA’s Proposed Small UAS Rules

March 2015

On February 15, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration released an outline of proposed rules for the regulation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).  These proposed rules cover UAS weighing under 55 pounds that are operated for non-recreational purposes.  The rules focus on minimizing risk to people, property and aircraft by requiring that (i) the operation… Read more >

More Unmanned Aircraft Systems get off the Ground Legally

January 2015

Rapidly-advancing technology has allowed unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or “drones”) to become an affordable and viable option for hobbyists and entrepreneurs alike. The ability to launch a small battery-operated device into the air to capture video and still photography at a low operational cost makes people from almost any industry anxious to get off the… Read more >

Inman News: Marketing Services Agreements can be Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

January 2015

FMJ attorney Brad Boyd wrote an article for Inman News that explains why real estate agents and brokers must be cautious when entering into marketing services agreements (often used in the real estate industry as a tool to define cross-marketing or co-marketing relationships among settlement service providers). Marketing services agreements can be beguiling, particularly when a party entering such… Read more >

Upsize Minnesota: For Business Owners, Smart Estate Planning Requires Extra Steps

January 2015

FMJ attorney Matt Jensen wrote an article for Upsize Minnesota Magazine that discusses what a business owner should do to prepare for the unexpected for the sake of their family and business. “Estate planning for the business owner needs to account for both the family and the business. For a small-business owner, an estate plan should include… Read more >