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Matthew R. Skaroff is an Associate in the Firm's Construction Group. Matthew concentrates his practice in construction litigation and represents contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, owners, and other parties concerning private and public construction projects. He also has substantial experience in domestic and international transactional work, business formation and structuring, and in matters related to intellectual property, namely trademarks and trade secrets.

In a previous post, we wrote about drones (which are more formally referred to as “unmanned aircraft systems” or UAS), as well as the nascent federal and state statutory and regulatory framework.

Since our last article, drone use – as predicted – has grown more prevalent throughout the U.S. commercial marketplace and especially the construction industry. Last year, an estimated 2.5 million drones were sold in the United States, and approximately 670,000 drones were registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) during the same time period.
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In the world of construction, the old legal saying “equity aids the vigilant, not those who slumber on their rights” rings true. A weary contractor risks more than an OSHA violation – when a contractor fails to protect its legal rights, it can wake up near the end of the project only to find that it has lost a substantial amount of money with little ability to recover.


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