Equine Law Attorney
George Washington once said of Thomas Jefferson, "By God, he had rather be on his farm than to be made emperor of the world." Situated in the Horse Capital of the World, Schatt Hesser McGraw understands the allure of rolling pastures, towering oaks and the athleticism of horses. Whether they are running, jumping or dancing there is a gracefulness to a horse that leaves a lasting impression on anyone who has witnessed such a demonstration.
However, the Florida Equine Industry is not simply an awe-inspiring diversion; it is an approximately one billion dollar a year industry. It attracts sophisticated businessmen from all over the world. We count equine agents, veterinarians and horse farms among our existing client base and pride ourselves on providing personal legal services customized to suit their needs.
Equine Law Attorney in Ocala, FL: 'Horse Capital of the World'
Our Equine Law section assists our equine clients with general business legal services such as forming business entities, preparing boarding agreements, general risk management, preparation of equine activity release forms, establishment of partnerships and joint ventures, farm and equipment lease agreements, etc. However, we believe the largest service we provide to our clients is assisting them in understanding the complex legal issues they face on a daily basis. Our experience in this area of law often allows us to identify potential paths to resolution of disagreements before the matter becomes contentious thereby avoiding extensive litigation. In this manner we are able to save our clients both time and money over the long term.
Schatt Hesser McGraw is also able to provide our clients with proficient representation in the equine industry including (but not limited to):
- Preparation of equine activity releases
- Establishment of partnership and joint venture
- Equine agreements
- Farm and equipment lease agreements
Our attorneys have also represented our clients in litigation of partnership/joint venture disputes and board collection matters including challenges to the non-judicial sale of horses on which board is past due.
There are times when litigation simply cannot be avoided. In these instances, Schatt Hesser McGraw will be fully prepared to defend our clients’ interests. Our litigation attorneys are admitted to practice in all state Courts in Florida, all Federal District Courts in Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Whether your equine interests are a hobby farm or a complex training operation, let Schatt Hesser McGraw make certain that your interests are protected by evaluating your general risk management and asset protection plan.