Genova Burns LLC on Wednesday said it launched an autonomous vehicles law practice, focusing on the legal and business needs relating to this new technology and associated industries.
Avi Kelin will lead the practice.
“The promise of autonomous vehicles has been made for decades, but contemporary technological innovations have put this vision on the brink of becoming reality,” said co-Founder and Managing Partner Angelo Genova in a statement. “With this technological advancement comes a host of legal questions that will mean big changes in the areas of automobile liability, insurance, government regulation and licensing, labor, and real estate.”
The team will provide solutions to automakers, technology companies, insurance companies, real-estate developers, government entities, and other businesses that depend on transportation and mobility.
Kelin is a member of the New Jersey Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Task Force that has been studying autonomous vehicles and has drafted model legislation and legal definitions for government leaders.
The attorneys in the practice provide guidance to insurance companies on the shifts in the landscape of automobile liability and insurance, and advise transportation companies on how the nature of mobility is changing and the business and labor implications thereafter.
“As we move closer to the reality of autonomous vehicles on our roads and highways, we are now equipped to provide a full complement of legal counsel and services to all manner of companies in navigating changing government regulations, proactively addressing unsettled liability questions, and developing and protecting their intellectual property surrounding this new vehicle technology,” said Kelin in a statement. “We also maintain deep expertise in every aspect of real estate development and land use, labor law, and employment law, so we can assist companies in understanding the impact that changes in mobility technology will have within the worlds of real estate and labor.”
Kelin and his team will guide transportation companies through government regulations including licensing processes and requirements and will offer transactional and corporate guidance, drafting, and negotiations to businesses of all sizes.