Drone & UAV Experience & Expertise:

Our team of drone UAS attorneys and industry specialists work at the law firm Traverse Legal, PLC and can help you create and grow a successful drone business or be viewed as a professional Remote Pilot under Part 107 and all other FAA regulations.  Our services include: FAA compliance of Part 107; Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COA) Processing; Providing necessary operational Drone Contracts & Agreements; procedure and safety manual drafting; UAS education and training curriculum; questions regarding Exemptions which were previously granted under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA); Company / LLC formation; Trademark Registrations; Patent Prospection and Protection; Copyright and Software Licensing.

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Enrico Schaefer

Founding Attorney

Enrico Schaefer, Esq. is a UAS pilot and technology lawyer.  He has been a UAS enthusiast for years, and has completed a number of advanced UAS classes in the UAS program at Northwestern Michigan College.  Enrico is one of the few Part 107 and UAV attorneys in the country, representing Fortune 100 and start-up companies on drone law and Part 107 compliance and other issues.  He is the author of many articles concerning FAA drone regulations, Part 107, Section 333 Exemptions and FAA compliance, many of which can be found here at DroneLaw.pro.  Enrico has been a speaker covering lawful use of UAVs at the International Drone Conference, InterDrone, International Drone Expo, Michigan Parks and Recreation Expo, the Agricultural Claims Conference,The American National Litigation Claims Conference and was the invited guest of Hartford Insurance where he spoke to 10 of the largest construction risk managers in the United States. Enrico has had numerous media appearances ranging from MITech News, Robotics Business ReviewInternet Advisor Podcast and The Steve Gruber Show (1240 WJIM Radio), WJR Radio (Detroit), DroneLife.com and “That Drone Show.”

Enrico also consults with a number of industry professionals on aviation insurances coverage issues, including coverage language, insurance coverage exclusions and the handling of drone insurance claims.

Mr. Schaefer is also a seasoned trial attorney practicing technology and UAS law on a national basis. He was the President and General Counsel of in Internet start-up company in Boulder Colorado from 1995-1997 and has been representing companies in leading edge technologies ever since. Enrico founded Traverse Legal, PLC in 2005 to focus on tech company representation across a range of issues including commercial, litigation, trademark, copyright, patent and intellectual property law.   He has first chair trial experience in a wide variety of litigation matters, including consumer website registered user class action litigation, software trade secret theft, cybersquatting, intellectual property, commercial and fiduciary breach, UDRP and IP licensing. He has represented some of the largest companies in the world in litigation and has multiple million dollar plus verdicts to his name.



Robert Dreer

UAS Specialist/Paralegal

Robert (Rob) is a certified commercial pilot and UAS Operator. He is also the Assistant Chief UAS Instructor at Northwestern Michigan College located in Traverse City, Michigan. He aids in training, evaluating and supervising of students and flight instructors associated with assigned courses, and assists in establishing and maintaining the College’s flight and academic curriculum to achieve desired learning objectives and meet the requirements of the UAS program. Rob also instructs UAS II (AVF 241) at NMC. This course focuses on the operation of fixed-wing UAS in lecture and field lab format. Topics covered include autopilot theory, autopilot integration and programming, simulated flight operations and live flight operations. Rob is licensed to conduct autopilot integration testing for experimental UAS.  Rob previously served in the United States Army as a UAS Operator.

Robert is an independent contractor for Traverse Legal, PLC working as a drone law paralegal.

QUALIFICATIONS

• FAA Commercial Single and Multi-Engine Land w/ Instrument rating
• FAA CFI & CFII
• FAA 2nd Class Medical
• Piccolo Autopilot Expert
• Secret Clearance
• Holds MOS 15W with Shadow RQ-7B, Aerosonde Mk 4.7, and Penguin B Experience.
• Multiple OIF / OEF deployments.
• Microsoft Office Specialist – Excel



Tony Klemptner

Patent Attorney

Anthony (Tony) is a registered patent attorney practicing in patent, trademark, copyright, and internet law. Specifically, Tony focuses his practice on evaluating invention disclosures, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, patent searching, and providing patent opinions. Prior to joining Traverse Legal, Tony served as a director for a global patent research and analytics firm, where he consulted clients on intellectual property strategy management and provided international search reports and written patentability opinions for Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications filed through the USPTO as the receiving office.

Tony has extensive experience performing searches relating to patentability, freedom to operate/clearance, validity/invalidity, and infringement. Tony also worked as an intellectual property associate at Michigan State University Technologies, where he analyzed the patent and commercial potential of the university’s intellectual property assets and drafted intellectual property agreements.

Tony has extensive experience performing searches relating to patentability, freedom to operate/clearance, validity/invalidity, and infringement. Tony also worked as an intellectual property associate at Michigan State University Technologies, where he analyzed the patent and commercial potential of the university’s intellectual property assets and drafted intellectual property agreements.

Tony graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2005 with a degree in Biology and received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 2011. Tony is licensed to practice law in Michigan as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).



Brian Hall

Trademark & IP Attorney

Mr. Hall is a trial attorney located in Austin Texas practicing technology, trademark, copyright and complex litigation throughout the United States. Mr. Hall has handled a wide variety of litigation matters and represented hundreds of technology companies throughout the world in the areas of trademark law, internet, cybersquatting, intellectual property, and commercial and business disputes. He is a 2002 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 2007.



Mark Clark

IP, & Transactional Attorney

Mr. Clark is a 1985 graduate of Kenyon College and received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 1988. He practiced in Port Huron from 1988 until 2007 with a wide range of practice areas such as general civil litigation, commercial litigation, business law, including formation of corporations, limited liability companies and general business counsel. Mr. Clark’s practice areas at Traverse Legal, PLC now include technology law, copyright and trademark law including issues and litigation, as well as trade secret and non-compete litigation and breach of contract litigation.