Shutts & Bowen LLP partner Michael C. Kelley was recently featured in a “Flying High” Q&A article by the Orlando Business Journal, discussing the use of drones in the construction industry.
As drones have been seen more often on construction sites in Central Florida, the parties utilizing these tools need to be aware of best practices when documenting project progress. In the article, Michael discusses some of the best uses, the challenges and what to know before flying drones in the construction industry. “Drone usage raises a number of legal concerns, from privacy and safety to proper insurance coverage and a duty to maintain video and still photography records made by drones,” Michael said. “There also can be civil and criminal penalties associated with using drones, which many may not be aware of.”
The Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) is owned by parent company American City Business Journals (ACBJ), which is the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States, with 43 business publications across the country reaching more than 3.6 million readers each week.
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About Michael C. Kelley
Michael C. Kelley is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. Michael’s practice focuses on construction, commercial and real property litigation, as well as transactional matters involving construction projects and the acquisition, development, financing, operation, and disposition of real estate. He counsels businesses that develop, own, build, occupy and invest in real estate or construction projects, helping them to make better, more profitable decisions and preserve longstanding relationships and economic value. Michael helps his clients anticipate, prepare for and defend against litigation proactively, or when a dispute must be resolved, utilize litigation efficiently and effectively. He represents clients in the construction and real estate industries, including corporations, builders, developers, designers and high-end investors in a broad range of litigation and transactional matters.