Equine Industry Transactions and Litigation

Comitz | Beethe can help you meet the challenges of the equine industry, including representation of owners, breeders, trainers and exhibitors, breeding farm owners,  industry and trade associations, sellers and consigners, lenders and veterinarians. Founding shareholder, Michael Beethe, is an avid horseman and principal of Beethe Arabians.  Mr. Beethe has worked on major equine litigation and transactions, combining his experience in business, law and this unique industry to provide the services needed by today’s equine businesses.

Our practice includes advice, counseling and documentation of the acquisition, sale and leasing of horses and horse properties; entity formation and transactions; equine loans; training and employment agreements; boarding and breeding arrangements; co-ownership agreements; mare leasing; insurance issues; indemnity agreements; labor and employment issues; transfers of ownership, including ownership of unborn foals; eligibility and licensing; and syndications.

As litigators, the attorneys at Comitz | Beethe are also aggressive advocates within the industry on matters such as stewards’ hearings involving drug/medication charges and chemical analysis, eligibility to show, riding infractions, veterinary malpractice, products liability, insurance bad faith and misrepresentation. We have successfully litigated complex equine litigation matters, as well as negotiated favorable settlements.

For more information about Comitz | Beethe’s equine industry practice, please visit: www.equinecounsel.net.