I enjoy practicing in several different areas of law. Please review the list below and click on the link to each page to learn more about that practice area.
Trademarks: The best way to protect your company image is to make sure you register your trademark as soon as possible. I explain trademark basics to you, do a comprehensive search for your mark, and register it for you. I also answer office actions if you have tried to register your mark and gotten a refusal from the United State Patent and Trademark Office.
Copyrights: As an amateur horse and nature photographer, I know how important it is to protect your creative works. I explain the copyright process to you and register your creations so that you have legal avenues if someone infringes upon your copyright by using your work without your permission.
Equine Law: As an attorney who is a lifelong horsewoman and has been a horse professional for almost 20 years, I provide you with equine legal services that understand your unique situation in the horse world. I draft contracts, form for profit and nonprofit corporations, provide business consulting, draft estate planning that includes your horse and your horse business, and file trademark and copyright protection. I even have a website dedicated to my equine legal and business consulting services at HorsesandtheLaw.com.
Animal Law: I have had animals my entire life, including dogs, cats, horses, fish, bunnies, goats, and even buffalo. I can help you with personal legal matters concerning animals as well as business matters, such as forming a business or nonprofit, and filing trademark and copyright registrations.
Simple Estate Planning : I explain and draft estate planning documents that work best for your specific situation. I draft wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies, advance directives, HIPAA releases, and declarations of homestead. I also talk with you about issues that go beyond asset planning, such as your concerns regarding the emotional impact of your estate plan on your family and friends.
Earth Law: You may not have heard of this area of law because it is in its infancy. I am the only attorney I know of who currently practices it in a private firm. Earth law is based on the premise that we need better laws to protect our planet – the land, air, water, and wildlife. Visit my page about this new and important practice area to learn more.