Grant J. Guillot
Partner, Attorney for Drone Service Providers Adams and Reese LLP
I am passionate about helping drone service providers and end users unlock the maximum benefits that unmanned aircraft systems/drones are uniquely capable of providing. I do so by working with government leaders and industry stakeholders to foster a favorable regulatory environment and positively shape public perception of this game-changing technology.
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 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. Grant 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.
Additionally, Grant counsels business entities and other organizations across various industries on a broad range of legal issues, including compliance with federal and state laws, contractual issues, corporate governance, employment concerns, entity formation, government actions, legislative matters, open meetings issues, public records disputes, and issues pertaining to liability of directors and officers. Grant frequently represents telecommunications service providers, Internet service providers, cable television companies, electric utilities, water and wastewater companies, and other public utilities in various matters pending before the Louisiana Public Service Commission. He also defends aggrieved business entities and individuals against adverse actions taken by various government entities, including the Louisiana Board of Ethics and the Louisiana Department of Insurance.