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Equine Law

Visit Equine Law BlogEquine law involves the law as it relates to all aspects of horses and horse-related activities.  

We are able to assist horse owners, businesses, professionals, insurers, associations, clinicians, event sponsors, national and international competitors, and facilities with several things including:

  • Draft, review, or negotiate equine-related contracts (such as purchase and sales agreements, leases, stallion service contracts, liability waivers/releases, facility use agreements, stallion management agreements, training agreements, and boarding contracts)
  • Set up corporations, partnerships, syndications, or Limited Liability Companies
  • Assist with tax planning and resolving tax disputes, including "hobby loss disputes" with the government
  • Help plan and document real estate purchases or transactions
  • Handle or resolve equine ownership disputes
  • Handle or resolve zoning and land use disputes
  • Handle or resolve disputes involving breaches of professional duties such as sales agents, trainers, stables and others
  • Advise equine industry clubs and associations regarding management, rules, bylaws, disputes and regulations
  • Help avoid liability through risk management consulting
  • Draft or review equine insurance policy language and provide counsel in evaluation and litigation of coverage disputes
  • Represent people, associations or businesses when disputes or lawsuits arise out of any of the matters described above

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Events

  • Equine Activity Liability Acts and the Courts—What You Need to Know, Emmett J. Vaughan Agribusiness Conference-Des Moines, IA, September 25, 2019
  • Livestock Mortality Insurance—Battleground Areas for Legal Disputes and Options To Avoid Disputes, Emmett J. Vaughan Agribusiness Conference-Des Moines, IA, September 25, 2019
  • Livestock Mortality Insurance—Battleground Areas for Legal Disputes and Options To Avoid Disputes, Emmett J. Vaughan Agribusiness Conference-Richmond, VA, June 19, 2019
  • Equine Activity Liability Act Update, National Conference on Equine Law— Lexington, KY, May 1, 2019
  • Legal Issues in Hosting an Equine Clinic on your Farm, National Conference on Equine Law—Lexington, KY, May 1, 2019
  • Livestock Mortality Insurance—Battleground Areas for Legal Disputes and Options To Avoid Disputes, Emmett J. Vaughan Agribusiness Conference-Sacramento, CA, April 17, 2019
  • Equine Activity Liability Acts and the Courts—What You Need to Know, Emmett J. Vaughan Agribusiness Conference-Richmond, VA, April 16, 2019

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