Equine Law

The equestrian industry is a unique and complex area of business, requiring an attorney who understands the nature of the industry and who has hands-on experience in handling complicated negotiations and agreements, as well as finance and transactions.  At Greenspoon Marder, our Equine Law practice is led by an accomplished equestrian with decades of expertise in the horse industry, as well as in corporate and real estate law.

We have experience in various aspects of equine law, including thoroughbreds, polo, dressage, hunters and jumpers, and in dealing with the corresponding governing and regulatory bodies.  We represent owners, breeders, trainers and agents, including Olympic gold medalists.

As a full service law firm, Greenspoon Marder handles everything from the purchase, sale and leasing of horses to the ancillary agreements, such as breeding rights. Our attorneys also have a great amount of experience in litigation, including matters involving misrepresentation and a wide range of contractual disputes. In addition, Greenspoon Marder has 30 years of experience in real estate. We guide our clients seamlessly through all aspects of the acquisition and operation or leasing of properties, including residential estates, stalls, stables, and pastures. We deal with local governmental agencies with regard to the development of equestrian properties and handle applications for agricultural classification for tax purposes.

At Greenspoon Marder, we handle a variety of matters pertaining to equine law, including but not limited to:

  • Agricultural Classifications
  • Boarding Agreements & Disputes
  • Breeding Agreements & Disputes
  • Business & Employment Contracts
  • Business Entity Formations
  • Commercial Equine Hauling Agreements
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Employment Practices & Disputes
  • Equine Fraud
  • Equine Insurance
  • Equine Leases
  • Equine Liability Releases
  • Equine-Related Tax Matters
  • Finance
  • Licensing & Permitting
  • Litigation
  • Lobbying
  • Mergers & Acquisitions of Equine Facilities
  • Purchase, Sale & Lease Agreements
  • Sales Commission Agreements
  • Stable & Stall Lease Agreements
  • Training Agreements
  • Zoning & Land Use

Because Greenspoon Marder is a full-service law firm, the equine practice is complemented by 140 attorneys in more than 40 other practice areas, including but not limited to: AppellateCorporateFinance & TransactionsImmigrationLand Use & ZoningAdministrative;LitigationGovernment RelationsPersonal Injury & Product LiabilityReal EstateRegulatory Compliance & DefenseTaxationLobbying; and Wills, Trusts & Estates.