Las Vegas Sun

August 22, 2017

Currently: 79° — Complete forecast

This is a press release submitted to the Las Vegas Sun. It has not been verified or edited by the Sun.

Press Release

Kaempfer Crowell’s Airport/Airspace Division Presented Seminar on Drone Opportunities

Published on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 (11:48 a.m.)

LAS VEGAS (March 26, 2014) ¬— Nevada law firm Kaempfer Crowell presented a seminar today to the Nevada Airports Association, the primary organization of Nevada airports, on aviation business opportunities in the emerging drone market. The firm has been addressing client needs regarding development, design, testing and use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones since 2009.

The seminar covered fundamentals for obtaining Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COAs) to operate UAS from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and legal principles regarding airspace use. Kaempfer Crowell has been providing leading research and advice to clients on airspace aspects of land use and general aviation law for over 20 years. With civilian commercial drone use on the horizon, Steven E. Tackes, Aviation Department Chair, outlined business opportunities in research, development, testing, certification, manufacturing, maintenance and repair, with particular insight to achieving first-to-market advantages. The seminar was attended by executive management of Nevada airports, aviation engineering firms, airport planning firms, and government representatives from both state and federal aviation agencies.

Kaempfer Crowell has three attorneys in its Aviation Law Department. Steven E. Tackes, who is a partner of the firm and chairs the division, has extensive experience working in the aviation field and is a licensed pilot. He practices primarily in the areas of business law, technology, aviation, administrative agency law and energy law. Robert L. Crowell is a partner in the firm’s Government Affairs Department and is a licensed pilot. His expertise in the government relations field includes legislative affairs, administrative/regulatory matters, public utilities, transportation and many other areas. Stephanie H. Allen is a partner of the firm who focuses her practice in the areas of government affairs, land use and zoning, administrative law, real estate law and litigation.

“Our experience with aviation issues and autonomous vehicles merged several years ago when non-military drone applications first began,” Tackes said. “People within the field are familiar with our ability to assist them with a wide-range of issues in the area of aviation law.”

For more information about Kaempfer Crowell’s Aviation Law Department, or a copy of the presentation, visit

About Kaempfer Crowell
Kaempfer Crowell is a prominent force in Nevada, serving local, regional and national clients in the real estate development, hospitality, manufacturing, energy, water and utility industries. With offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City, Kaempfer Crowell's attorneys counsel top corporations, business owners and individuals. The Firm's attorneys are routinely rated among the Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA and Nevada's Legal Elite.

Most Popular