Free Equine Law Webinar: When Horse Professionals Disagree

As horse professionals, we try to avoid conflict with other professionals as much as possible. We are busy enough just trying to deal with the day-to-day operation of our own businesses to get into a dispute with another professional. However, sometimes that avoidance of conflict can lead to unresolved issues, misperceptions about intentions, negativity toward one another and, well, conflict. The simple solution is to sit down and talk with the other individual(s) and work out the disagreements. But sometimes that’s not enough. and Julie Fershtman, equine attorney and a shareholder with the law firm Foster Swift, are bringing horse professionals a free one-hour webinar on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, on how to avoid and handle these types of disputes.

“When Horse Professionals Disagree” will focus on examples of disputes that have occurred between professionals in the equine industry and suggestions for avoiding them. Examples include: trainer vs. sales barn, trainer v. trainer, breeder vs. veterinarian or professional trainer v. former assistant.

No matter how these issues are resolved, reputation and good will can be at stake.

This webinar will approach these topics as they relate to horse professionals including:

  • Business dealings
  • Liabilities
  • Risk management
  • Alternative dispute resolution options

“When Horse Professionals Disagree” is a free live webinar available to all horse professionals and can be attended via your phone or computer. However, you must register to attend.

Speaker: Julie I. Fershtman,
Duration: One Hour including Q&A
Date: Dec. 16, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. Pacific – 7:30 p.m. Central – 8:30 p.m. Eastern

Julie I. Fershtman, a shareholder with the Michigan law firm Foster Swift, is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading counselors and litigators in equine law. Her law practice crosses all equine breeds and disciplines and serves stables, industry professionals, associations, businesses, show management, insurers, trainers and horse owners across the United States. She is highly experienced in handling a wide variety of disputes frequently encountered in the equine industry, including business conflicts, contract disputes, personal injury, sales disputes, partnership disputes, and numerous others. She also drafts contracts involving equine transactions with the goal of helping her clients avoid disputes. She has successfully tried equine-related cases before juries in four states and is one of less than 20 lawyers nationwide to be named a Fellow of the American College of Equine Attorneys. For more information please visit,,, and is a membership site that helps horse business be more profitable through education, resources and support. The site offers a wide array of programs, tools and information to help horse trainers, riding instructors, breeders, stable operators and professional riders run profitable businesses and build successful equestrian careers.






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