EQUINE LAW

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Please never trust your equine legal matters to an attorney who knows nothing of our world.

CARINA
I’m a 3rd generation horsewoman who started working in barns at age 11 for $2.50/hour and ring time. I even brought my horse to flight school with me. I am devout. Now I publish a national equestrian magazine, EQUINE AMERICA, as a passion project. My personal and professional equestrian experience makes me precisely aware of the legal issues that private and professional horse owners, and equine enterprises, face on a daily basis.

EQUINE LEGAL SERVICES OFFERED

  • BUSINESS FORMATION
  • BUSINESS CONTRACTS:
    •  INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
    • EMPLOYEE
    • COMMERCIAL LEASE AGREEMENT
    • EQUIPMENT LEASE AGREEMENT
  • EQUINE CONTRACTS:
    • LIABILITY WAIVERS
    • BOARDING & TRAINING
    • TRAILERING & HAULING
    • CLINICS & EVENTS
  • STABLER’S LIENS
  • ESTATE PLANNING FOR BUSINESSES
  • CONTRACTS:
    • LEASE
    • LEASE WITH OPTION TO BUY
    • SALE
    • INSTALLMENT SALE
    • CONSIGNMENT
    • ADOPTION
    • SYNDICATION
  • CONTRACT REVIEW
  • SALES:
    • NEGOTIATIONS
    • CONSULTATION
    • ESCROW
  • ABANDONED HORSES
  • HORSE TRUSTS
  • CONTRACTS:
    • TRAINER
    • CLINICIAN
    • SPONSORSHIP
    • BUYER BROKER SERVICES
    • SELLER BROKER SERVICES
    • contract review
    • CONSULTATION
  • ATHLETE MANAGEMENT

ON THE BLOG

TELEMEDICINE: Is it Legal?

Is it legal? YES. Can it be illegal? Yes. First, what is veterinary telemedicine exactly? Here’s a short primer: Telemedicine is specific patient care delivered remotely via some form of technology. This can only legally occur if a Veterinarian-Client-Patient-Relationship (VCPR) already exists from an in-person examination of the animal, generally

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WHAT SHOULD YOUR BILL OF SALE SAY?

The days of handshake deals have PASSED. Please, if you take nothing else from this column, never ever Ever EVER buy a horse on a handshake deal. The world has become litigious (sue-happy) and not putting things in writing is asking for trouble; specifically, a lack of contract will severely

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HAPPY CLIENTS

5/5
  • Worked with Carina for "horse stuff" - think contracts, etc. She's very responsive, and makes the process easy and transparent.

    Chase Rowan Avatar
    Chase R.

    Carina has been such a pleasure to work with as we have built and honed our training/boarding business. She is very detail oriented, kind and easy to work with. She has first hand experience in the horse industry which gives her great insight. I have found her suggestions and observations to be very helpful.

    Olivia LaGoy-Weltz Avatar
    Olivia L.

    Carina is an exceptional counselor. We share a professional relationship but she also assisted me with my own military med board claim and counseled me throughout. Her input was invaluable. I would have missed many things without her experience and expertise. She is responsive and professional as well. I highly recommend Carina.

    Jason Morton Avatar
    Jason M.
  • Carina's firm has been integral to understanding the complexities of operating an elite-level boarding and training facility. She has consistently come forward with advice, commentary, and well-cited case law that helps us navigate the complexities of a professional facility. Carina is a rarity in the legal profession both formal and reasonable at the same time she has helped us navigate the grey areas of equestrian operations with confidence, addressing risk and simultaneously minimizing overhead.

    Eliot Danner Avatar
    Eliot D.

    Carina worked tirelessly to ensure my plan was exactly how I wanted it to be for my blended family. If 2020 has shown us nothing else, it's that we don't know what the future will bring and I needed to make sure my children were taken care of personally and financially. Carina made sure of that!

    Frank Tedeschi Avatar
    Frank T.

    Carina has specialized knowledge of the equine industry and has provided me invaluable personal and professional advice. I highly recommend her to any equestrian professional seeking legal guidance. She was an instrumental part of my initial business setup. She carefully prepared my liability release forms and boarding, training, sales, and shipping contracts. Now she's working with me on horse syndication. Her expertise and diligence give me such peace of mind. With her support, I was able to focus on the many other aspects of my new endeavor.

    Lisa Hellmer Avatar
    Lisa H.
  • Carina took wonderful care of me. I had an estate plan already in place, but when COVID-19 hit, I got worried that it wasn't up-to-date—and it WASN'T. Carina dedicated plenty of time to go over my changes and built me a new, comprehensive estate plan, including my will, trusts, powers of attorney, HIPAA releases, etc. Her attention to detail is incredible. She made sure to protect me from every eventuality to ensure my estate is left to my loved ones exactly the way I want it to be.

    Susan Norman Avatar
    Susan N.
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