Grant J. Guillot advises companies that provide drone/unmanned aircraft system (UAS) services, as well as companies operating in industries that are increasingly using drones, such as construction, energy/oil & gas, forestry and agriculture, public safety, telecommunications, and transportation & logistics. He regularly represents clients in contractual matters between UAS companies and businesses seeking to retain UAS operators. Grant assists commercial drone users with the concurrent navigation of federal, state and local UAS regulations. He works with companies seeking type certification, Part 135 certification, waivers, exemptions, and other authorizations from the Federal Aviation Administration. He also advocates on behalf of businesses and trade associations before legislative and executive decision makers at the state and local levels to promote a favorable and effective regulatory environment for UAS operations. In addition, Grant assists businesses with crafting and implementing strategies to achieve maximum cost efficiency and risk reduction through the use of UAS. His articles have been published in numerous legal and trade publications, and he regularly serves as a speaker or moderator at industry events. Grant has been featured on Fox Business and Fox News to discuss the opportunities and challenges arising from the exponential adaptation of drones worldwide. He is also the host of “Drones in America”, a weekly podcast produced by MarketScale that features industry leaders, influencers and experts who explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry in the U.S. and examine the complex web of technology, policy and other considerations.
In a year that saw many sectors struggle due to lockdowns, quarantines, and economic hardships, the commercial UAV industry vigorously demonstrated its resilience and adaptability. From groundbreaking UAS deliveries to advanced emergency response applications, the public has come to not only accept but appreciate the benefits drones are uniquely capable of providing. Now the time has come for the boldest and brightest minds in the industry to reunite in person at the Commercial UAV Expo to celebrate and facilitate the continued expansion of this game-changing technology.