This event took place on May 14-15, 2020.

Description: Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Hunter Edwards presented at the 32nd Annual American Bar Association Real Property, Trusts and Estates (RPTE) National CLE Conference. Edwards moderated and participated in a virtual panel discussion on “Drones Fly Over Trespass, Nuisance, Privacy and Data Security Issues: What you Need to Know.”

Unmanned Aerial Systems (“UAS” or “drones”) hold vast potential in the real estate industry for the following purposes:

  • Aerial review, mapping, and documentation of property and structures;
  • Building maintenance;
  • Supervision and monitoring of construction in real time; and
  • Safe review of structures to troubleshoot problems without endangering workers.

A host of legal issues are associated with the use of drones, but the future of drone regulation is always evolving. This program addressed the common legal issues associated with drones and provide an update on the ever-changing regulatory scene.

Joining Edwards in the discussion were Virginia K Trunkes of Robinson & Cole in Providence, R.I., Neil Johnston of Hand Arendall LLC in Mobile, Ala., and Liling Cao of Thornton Tomasetti in New York.