Equine Law Fees

All of the following fees are starting prices, which means I may need to charge you more based on your specific situation depending on its complexity and other issues. I charge flat rate fees, which means you know how much you will pay for legal services before I begin any work. Filing fees are additional and are either noted below or I will discuss them with you before beginning any work on your legal matter. My consultations start at 30 minutes for $150 (longer paid consultations are available). I can sometimes provide a discount or payment plan depending on the

Rein In Your Herd Podcast Appearance

I had a great time talking with Laura and April over at Rein In Your Herd Podcast. On Episode 36, Legal Considerations for Horse Businesses with Jo Belasco, We discussed trademarks, liability, and business formation – all for equine businesses. Take a listen, and be sure to check out their other podcasts! Thanks Laura and April for having me on the show! Read More

Border Collie Inherits $5 Million Trust

A recent news article at CNN reports on a Nashville Border Collie who is the subject of a $5 million trust. That’s a lot of balls, frisbees, sheep, and treats for the lucky BC. It turns out that when Bill Dorris, a successful businessman, died last year, he left a provision in his will to create a trust that ensures his Border Collie, Lulu, is taken care of for the rest of her life. He chose a friend, Martha Burton, who often took care of Lulu when Mr. Dorris went on trips, to take care of Lulu and to receive Read More

Media

I enjoy sharing my legal knowledge whenever possible. I think the law is a tool that we should use to make our lives better. When it comes to horses, I love to make the law accessible to horse people and horse businesses. Here is a list of current written, audio, and video media you can read, listen to, or watch concerning equine law. Feel free to contact me if you have a media opportunity that might benefit from my knowledge and experience. Podcasts: Horses and the Law: Join me as I discuss legal issues that impact horses, horse people, and

Consent Decrees and Consequences

NB: I am focusing on other practice areas right now but I actively practiced equine law when I wrote this blog entry. I have spent the last day trying to figure out exactly how I want to word this blog entry. I am a wild Mustang advocate and an equine attorney, and those two parts of me are in conflict right now. I have read the 170-page PDF the BLM has issued concerning the proposed gather and removal of all horses from 3 HMAs in southwestern Wyoming. I was hoping to find a novel argument that would make the BLM Read More