Where are the opportunities for entrepreneurs in space?

At the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross predicted that the space economy will be worth more than one trillion dollars by 2040.[i] Certainly, private investment in space endeavors is increasing. Thousands of small satellites are in the development stage by companies like SpaceX and OneWeb to deliver internet via […]

Maker Spaces, Educators and Hobbyists Beware: proposed FAA drone (UAS) regulation will impact you!

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is seeking comments on a proposed set of regulatory changes to the regulations governing unmanned aerial systems (drones) operation and production that would impact both maker spaces and amateur drone enthusiasts. The proposed rules would be phased in over 36 months following adoption and would relate to both design requirements […]

Will the coronavirus hurt your business? Minimizing and managing risk to your business operations from a global health epidemic

As cases of coronavirus spread worldwide, the World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus an international public health emergency. While to date there have been few cases in the United States, reports are that the virus is already impacting both operations and revenues of businesses with significant business connection to China. As reported in the […]

Federal and Territorial Emergency Response to Oil Spills Using Dispersants and Solidifiers to be Guided by Best Management Practices to Protect Endangered Species and Essential Habitat

At the Caribbean Regional Response Team Meeting on January 27, 2020, the EPA reported on the draft Best Management Practices that will guide federal response activities to future oil spills using dispersants and solidifiers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The BMPS were developed as part of the formal Section 7 consultation with […]

California Consumer Privacy Act is Now in Effect and It Impacts How We Do Business in Florida

As of January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act became effective creating data privacy requirements for businesses who interact with California consumers or sell data collected about California consumers.  The law applies to any Florida companies that “do business” in California and meet these criteria: has a gross annual revenue of $25 million, or […]

New Interim Rule Adopted Under Export Administration Regulations May Impact Ocean Sciences and Marine Technology Industry

On January 6, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make a type of geospatial imagery software specially designed for training Deep Convolutional Neural Networks to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery and point clouds subject to the EAR. The interim final rule will […]

Anne Pollack Wins MVP Award

CREW Tampa Bay (Commercial Real Estate Women Tampa Bay), a premier community organization supporting women in the primarily male dominated commercial real estate industry awarded Anne Pollack their prestigious MVP Award at their annual Excellence Awards gala. The MVP Award is bestowed upon an individual who made vital contributions towards a project or deal which […]

Anne Pollack Appointed to Board of the Feather Sound Community Services District

Fletcher & Fischer PL is pleased to announce that Anne Pollack has been appointed to the Board of the Feather Sound Community Services District by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. The Feather Sound Community Services District is a special taxing district within unincorporated Pinellas County. It was established for the purpose of providing […]

We’ve Moved!

Fletcher & Fischer is excited to announce that, beginning today, September 18, 2017, we will be operating out of our new office in St. Petersburg, Florida. Please update your records with the new location: 433 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 T (813) 898-2828 | F (813) 898-2838

Chambers Global 2016 Guide recognizes Leigh Fletcher for Foreign Expertise

Leigh Fletcher has been recognized by Chambers Global 2016 Guide for her work as a Foreign Expert based in the United States under General Business Law (Expertise Based Abroad) in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Global Guide covers over 190 countries across the world, including Region-wide and Global-wide sections. Leigh is the only lawyer based out of the […]