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Showing 5 posts from February 2012.

Myths Regarding Non-Profit Corporations

Non-Profit Corporations

A non-profit corporation is a corporate entity that has been established under certain federal regulations.  Non-profit entities are primarily engaged in educational, scientific, religious, or charitable endeavors.  Entities that qualify for 501(c)(3) status can also enjoy federal and state tax-exempt status, and donations made to the entity by individuals may be tax-deductible.

Corporations that exist on a “for-profit” basis, such as Ford Motor Company, and non-profits share some common characteristics, such as: Read More ›

Categories: Insurance

Doing Business With Someone From a Foreign Country

Interstate and international equine transactions are more common than ever.  The internet takes some of the credit for this.  When people do business with others across state and international lines, however, they face numerous legal risks. Read More ›

Categories: Contracts, Sales/Disputes

Handling Boarded Horse Emergencies

A boarded horse colics and is in need of surgery, but the owner cannot be reached to find out what, if anything, can be done. What can the stable do? Read More ›

Categories: Boarding, Insurance

Legal Aspects of the Roving Horse Care Giver

We occasionally receive calls from people exploring new equine businesses.  A few have expressed interest in caring for horses belonging to people who are away or on vacation.  What should they consider?  Here are a few ideas. Read More ›

Categories: Insurance, Liability

Legal Aspects of an Equine Massage Therapy Business

We occasionally receive calls from people exploring new equine businesses.  A few have expressed interest in becoming professional equine massage therapists.  What should they consider?  Here are a few ideas. Read More ›

Categories: Insurance, Liability

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Julie Fershtman, author of our popular and prolific Equine Law Blog, was interviewed by the State Bar of Michigan. The interview, which called Fershtman "Lawyer-Blogger," discussed our Equine Law Blog. We truly believe that this blog is the nation's most active blog serving the equine industry on equine law topics, and we thank you for visiting it. Read more here.

Honors & Recognitions

Equine lawyer, Julie Fershtman, has received these prestigious equine industry awards from respected equine organizations:

"Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award" - American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Law Section Animal Law Committee

"Distinguished Service Award" - American Youth Horse Council

"Industry Service Award" - Michigan Equine Partnership

"Catalyst Award"- Michigan Horse Council

"Outstanding Achievement Award" - American Riding Instructors Association 

"Partner in Safety Award" - American Riding Instructors Association 

"Associate Service Award" - United Professional Horseman's Association

"National Partnership in Safety" Award" - Certified Horsemanship Association 

What our Equine Law Services can Provide

Handling breach of contract, fraud/ misrepresentation, commercial code, and other claims involving equine-related transactions including purchases/sales, leases, mare leases/foal transfers, and partnerships.

Litigating disputes in court or through alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation, facilitation).

Defending equine/farm/equestrian industry professionals,  businesses, and associations in personal injury claims and lawsuits.

Drafting and negotiating contracts for boarding, training, sales, waivers/releases, leases, and numerous other equine-related transactions.

Representing and advising insurers on  coverage and policy language as well as litigation;

Advising equine industry clubs and associations regarding management, rules, bylaws, disputes, and regulations.

Representing some of the equine industry's top trainers, competitors, stables, and associations.

Counseling industry professionals, stable managers, and individual horse owners. 

THE NATION'S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER EQUINE LAW SPEAKER

Did you know Julie Fershtman has spoken at the American Horse Council Annual Meeting, Equine Affaire, Midwest Horse Fair, Equitana USA, US Dressage Federation Annual Meeting, North American Riding for the Handicapped (now PATH International) Annual Meeting, American Morgan Horse Association Annual Meeting, American Paint Horse Association Annual Meeting, US Pony Clubs, Inc.'s Annual Meeting, All-American Quarter Horse Congress, American Youth Horse Council Annual Meeting, American Riding Instructors Association Annual Meeting, CHA Annual Meeting, and numerous others? Consider signing her up for your convention. Contact Julie.

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