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.
Considered a thought leader by drone service providers and end-user entities, Grant has been featured on Fox Business and Fox News to discuss the opportunities and challenges arising from the exponential adaptation of drones worldwide. His articles have been published in numerous legal and trade publications, and he regularly serves as a speaker or moderator at industry events. Grant is also the host of “Drones in America”, a weekly video podcast produced by MarketScale that includes 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 topics, such as expanding the involvement of women and minorities in the industry. With an audience of up to 2,000 viewers per episode, featured guests have included top-ranking officials from the FAA and Congress as well as chief executives from leading companies in the industry.
Grant earned his J.D. and Graduate Diploma of Civil Law magna cum laude from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he was selected to join the Louisiana Law Review and inducted into the Order of the Coif for graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communications with a Minor in Business Administration summa cum laude from Louisiana State University, graduating first in his class.