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Equine Law Practice

Bingham McHale, LLP is the first law firm in Indiana to form a multidisciplinary Equine Law practice catering to the specific business and legal needs of equine owners, professionals, corporations and entities across the state.

If you have a legal issue involving horses, it is best to consult with an attorney experienced, knowledgeable and familiar with the horse world. Whether you are an owner, exhibitor, trainer, riding instructor, or veterinarian; or whether you operate a breeding farm, race track or horse association, you want an attorney who is familiar with the custom and practice of the industry. Bingham McHale is working to bring together attorneys knowledgeable in the horse industry to offer this knowledge and expertise to the equine businessmen and women across Indiana. The Bingham McHale Equine Law practice is made up of attorneys who have strong, practical backgrounds with equine issues and have equestrian experience as owners, riders and appreciators of horses.

What is Equine Law?

Equine Law is obviously about horses. Although it is a very specialized area of the law it is nevertheless a very broad area of the law at the same time. In essence, while Equine Law is limited to horses, it involves almost every aspect of horses and horse activities. The following are some examples of how Equine Law fits into the practice areas and expertise already offered by Bingham McHale.

Business Advisory
• Formation of partnerships, LLC’s and Corporations
• Advice on organizational structure
• Risk and liability analysis

Labor & Employment
• Workers’ Compensation
• Immigration
• Employment contracts
• Fair Labor Standards Act
• Occupational Safety & Health Act
• Employee Handbooks
• Equal Employment Opportunity compliance

Private Client
• Divorce
• Estate Planning
• Wealth Management
• Asset Preservation
• Retirement Planning

• Stallion Sales and Syndication
• Racing Partnerships/Multiple Ownership
• Boarding, breeding, sales, training, and lesson agreements
• Purchase and sale agreements
• Lease agreements
• Liability waivers and releases

Sports & Entertainment
• Represent equestrian organizations and athletes in matters under the jurisdiction of the United States Olympic Committee, including athlete grievance arbitrations, USOC rules compliance, and hearings and court proceedings involving matters of national sports governance

• Tax planning and resolution of disputes

• Land use and entitlements
• Water quality and water supply issues
• Renewable energy resources
• Licensing and permitting
• Zoning

• Contract disputes
• Negligence

Intellectual Property
• Protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights
• Registering trademarks and copyrights
• Setting up trade secret protection programs
• Negotiating and drafting license agreements
• Evaluating infringement issues



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