Leading Chicago Drone Law Firm Announces Discounted Legal Services to Drone Users through DJI Referral Program

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Drone/UAS Practice Group at Antonelli Law becomes first law firm in the U.S. to offer discounted commercial drone law services to DJI customers through DJI Referral Program

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We're thrilled to be the first law firm in the U.S. to be selected to be a part of the DJI Referral Program. -Jeffrey Antonelli, firm principal, Antonelli Law

Antonelli Law, a leading Chicago-based drone law firm specializing in federal commercial drone law, became the first law firm in the U.S. to be invited by DJI —a world leader in manufacturing civilian and commercial drones—to participate in the company’s referral program for commercial drone users. Commercial drone clients using DJI products will have special access to discounted legal rates for the Section 333 approval process required by the Federal Aviation Administration before commercial drone operators can legally fly. For a reduced fee of $1,250, Antonelli Law will provide DJI customers with Section 333 services including up to two commercial FAA registrations.

Headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, DJI is known as the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end UAS for professionals conducting aerial photography in industries including filmmaking, agriculture, GIS, real estate, and the energy sector. DJI is the market leader in commercial drones, with 70 percent of all Section 333 approvals issued by the FAA using DJI products. As a top U.S. drone law firm with an experienced team of attorneys specializing in aviation and drone law, the Antonelli Law Drone/UAS Practice Group boasts a list of nationwide clients from Hawaii to Alaska to New York and Louisiana who fly drones for a variety of commercial purposes.

“We’re thrilled to be the first law firm in the U.S. to be selected to be part of DJI's Referral Program to help commercial drone users secure streamlined, reduced-cost legal services,” Antonelli said. “As a passionate advocate for drone users and as the proud owner of my own DJI Inspire drone, I know firsthand about the endless potential of DJI drones to reshape the landscape of aerial photography as we know it.”

The DJI Professional User Referral Program works by granting DJI customers access to most of Antonelli Law’s Section 333 petition services at a discounted rate of $1,250, which covers all legal fees for one petition filed with the FAA and two commercial UAV registrations.

In 2015, Antonelli Law filed more than 50 petitions with the FAA, a necessary step for commercial operators of unmanned aircraft vehicles to conduct aerial surveillance for a variety of commercially-driven purposes.

With the use of drones among public agencies on the rise, Antonelli Law also announced this month the launch of a new specialized drone law service to help police and fire departments, community colleges, universities, and municipalities obtain FAA COAs for UAS. The firm began preparing for this program last year in response to the growing UAS needs of university faculty and first responders. In conjunction with Antonelli Law’s aviation consultant, Douglas Marshall, the firm is equipped with the expertise to help public agencies across the U.S. to obtain FAA COAs for operation.

For updates in the FAA’s fast-changing regulations as they apply to drone users and a list of the latest Section 333 exemptions secured by the law group visit the law firm's Drone Laws Blog.


About Antonelli Law
Located in Chicago, Antonelli Law focuses on drone/UAS law, intellectual property, commercial law, and educational fraud. Antonelli’s Drone/UAS Practice Group is leveraged by the legal and aviation expertise of attorney Kate Fletcher, an experienced commercial pilot with one of the world's largest airlines, and Mark Del Bianco, a Washington D.C. attorney with substantial experience in federal administrative agency rulemakings, enforcement proceedings, and appeals. Antonelli, Fletcher, and Del Bianco together create a unique legal practice to serve clients in the emerging legal landscape of drone law. Antonelli Law is committed to drawing upon the skilled resources of both technical and legal talent for drone/UAS clients. For more information, visit http://www.antonelli-law.com or visit Antonelli's Drone Laws Blog.

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