EQUINE LAW


          Equine law encompasses a diverse range of legal matters which arise from participating in the horse world locally, nationally, and internationally.  The complexity of the legal issues accompanying horses varies and is often compounded by the inherent financial risks of partaking in the horse world.  Attorney Melissa A. Cordon has the requisite compassion for horses, skill, and knowledge to deal with equine legal issues requiring both transactional work and litigation, including but not limited to:

BREEDING:

  • Breeding Agreements
  • Breed Registry
  • EQUINE BUSINESSES:

  • Business Formation
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Taxes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Practices
  • Intellectual Property Issues
  • Products Liability
  • EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES:

  • Boarding Agreements
  • Building Permit Applications and Appeals
  • Equine Activity Statutes
  • Land Taxes and Exemptions
  • Zoning Applications and Appeals
  • EQUESTRIAN SPORT GOVERNING BODIES:

  • Applications and Licensing Procedures
  • Assignment of Showing Dates
  • Conduct Violations
  • Drug and Medication Violations
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Steward Disputes
  • LIENS:

  • Liens for Delivering Feed or Bedding for Racehorses and Polo Ponies
  • Liens for Professional Services of Veterinarians
  • Liens for Service of Stallions
  • Liens for the Care and Maintenance of Horses
  • INSURANCE:

  • Equine Liability Policies
  • Equine Mortality Policies
  • Insurance Coverage Issues
  • NEGLIGENCE:

  • Horse Owner Liability
  • Premise Liability
  • Professional and Amateur Rider Liability
  • Releases and Waivers
  • Trainer Liability
  • OWNERSHIP:

  • Divorce and Ownership
  • Equine Trusts
  • Ownership Disputes
  • Syndication Agreements
  • County Ordinance Citations
  • RACING:

  • Conduct Violations
  • Drug and Medication Violations
  • Licensing and Suspensions
  • Assignment of Racing Dates
  • Steward Disputes
  • Wagering
  • SALES AND LEASES:

  • Auctions
  • Bill of Sales
  • Commission Agreements
  • Lease Agreements
  • Warranty Issues
  • TRANSPORTATION:

  • Exportation
  • Importation
  • National and International Transportation Issues
  • Quarantine
  • VETERINARY:

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Licensing
  • Veterinary Malpractice