The equine industry is big business in Florida, supporting equestrian activities and events such as breeding, training, racing, polo, dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture, the horse industry generates $3.8 billion annually and employs upwards of 240,000 people. Whether you are a rider, trainer, horse owner, facility owner, or show manager, working with a dedicated equine attorney is essential.
At Gueronniere, P.A., we provide comprehensive legal and consulting services to equestrians throughout Florida. Lead attorney Grace de la Gueronniere is a seasoned equine attorney and a lifelong equestrian who knows the ins and outs of the equine industry. From horse purchases and sales to breeding, boarding, and lease agreements, from forming equine business entities to equine disputes, our firm is the experienced choice in equine law. Contact our Wellington office today for a consultation.
Florida Equine Agreements Attorney
At Gueronniere, PA, we regularly draft and review all types of agreements for Florida equestrians and equine businesses covering:
- Horse purchase and sale
- Liability releases
Trust our Wellington equine attorney to prepare a well-conceived agreement, protect your interests and help you achieve your goals in the equine industry.
Formation of Equine Business Entities in Florida
You need an experienced equine lawyer if you plan to enter the equestrian business. Our firm assists clients with all aspects of business formation:
- Selecting the appropriate equine business entity, such as a partnership or LLC (Limited Liability Company)
- Preparing foundational documents, including partnership agreements, articles of organization, bylaws, and operating agreements
- Licensing and permitting
Whether you are a horse owner looking to partner with a trainer, sell shares of a horse to investors, or convert your farm to a boarding business, we will provide you with trustworthy advice and guidance.
Why You Need an Equine Disputes Attorney
Suppose you purchase a horse that you believe was misrepresented by the seller or you sold a horse to a buyer who has not fulfilled their payment obligations. Resolving these and other equine disputes requires the skills of an experienced equine lawyer and fellow equestrian.
Gueronniere, P.A. represents equestrian clients throughout Wellington in all types of disputes including:
- Sales disputes – breach of contract, breach of warranty, misrepresentation
- Lease disputes
- Breeding disputes – ownership of genetic material, horse cloning
- Injuries or damage caused by or to horses
- Veterinary malpractice
We often recommend that clients consider alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration, mediation, or negotiation to avoid a costly, protracted legal battle; however, we are always prepared for trial to achieve the best possible outcome.
Representing Clients Before Equine Sports Governing Agencies
Grace de la Gueronniere relies on her in-depth knowledge of the federal and state laws governing the equine industry to represent riders, trainers, committees, and entities regarding investigations, administrative proceedings, and appeals before regulatory authorities such as:
- United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)
- International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI)
Whether you are facing charges of rule violations, an enforcement action, or a civil proceeding, it takes an experienced equine attorney to protect your rights and interests.
Equine Competition Management
Training and managing a sport horse requires understanding the use of the horse, identifying potential weaknesses, complying with federal regulations, managing sponsorship relations, and dealing with licensed officials and competitors. At Gueronniere, P.A., we advise trainers, owners, and handlers on matters such as:
- FEI and USEF applications
- USEF protests and hearings
- Competition date matters
- Sponsorship relations
- Operations and risk management
- Veterinary care
You can depend on our equine lawyer to navigate the complexities of the equine industry and achieve your goals.
Consulting Services for Equine Businesses
Our firm provides ongoing counsel to a wide range of equestrians and high-net-worth individuals involved in the equine business on matters such as:
- Equine real estate
- Equine land use and zoning
- Trainer, farm, property, and personal liability
- Tax planning
- Equine asset protection/estate planning
Knowing that owning a horse is a significant investment and operating an equine business involves unique challenges, our equine attorney is committed to your success.
Why Choose Gueronniere, P.A.?
Grace de la Gueronniere is not only a highly sought-after equine attorney but is passionate about horses. As a lifelong equestrian practicing the art of show jumping and polo, Grace provides her clients and the Wellington community with exemplary legal representation and the highest standards of professional excellence. Grace leverages her experience in the equine industry to give clients trustworthy advice and counsel tailored to their unique needs.
Representing Equestrian Clients in Wellington Florida
Whether buying a horse for sport or pleasure, launching an equine business, or pursuing an equestrian career, turn to Gueronniere, P.A. Our legal knowledge and objective insights will keep you ahead of the pack. Contact our office today to get started with an experienced equine attorney.