Webinars

massachusetts attorney lawyer equine law joanne jo belascoAs an experienced and successful litigator and public speaker, I provide interesting and informative webinars concerning equine law. I currently have the following webinars scheduled. Click the PayPal link below the seminar to register. Contact me if you have any questions or would like to pay another way.

Horses and the Law 101: Equine Law for Every Horse Person.  This presentation begins with a basic explanation of core legal concepts important for every horse person to understand.  For example, what elements make up a legal contract such as one you might use to sell your horse?  A basic understanding of legal concepts allows horse people to begin to recognize problem areas before they become problems.  I then explore some of the basic and most important equine law areas for horse people, including liability issues, boarding problems, horse purchases and sales, and horse trusts. The webinar will last approximately 1 hour, including about 15 minutes for questions. The cost is $47. I will hold it on Sunday, April 21, at 12 pm et/11 am ct/10 am mt/9 am pt. If you can’t make it, I will provide you with a recording of the webinar. You can pay below with the PayPal button. If you want to pay another way, contact me, and I will discuss other options with you.




 

Liability, Lawsuits, and Liens.  One of the most discussed areas of equine law is liability. I get many questions from horse people, with many different scenarios, asking who is liable if a certain situation happens. In this webinar, I explain the basic principles involved in the legal theory of liability and other equine lawsuits by applying them to scenarios common to horse people.  Examples include riders and others getting injured by a horse, horses causing damage after getting loose, a buyer not making agreed-upon payments on a horse, and boarding barns handling abandoned horses. I will also discuss other areas where lawsuits arise in the horse world and ways that such matters might have been avoided, such as having valid contracts. The webinar will last approximately 1 hour, including about 15 minutes for questions.  The cost is $47. I will hold it on Sunday, April 28, at 12 pm et/11 am ct/10 am mt/9 am pt. If you can’t make it, I will provide you with a recording of the webinar. You can pay below with the PayPal button. If you want to pay another way, contact me, and I will discuss other options with you.




 

From Hobby to Business: Legal Concerns for Horse Professionals.  Many people want to be horse professionals but there is a big difference between having horses for fun and having them as your business.  In this webinar, I explain business law topics that impact horse professionals.  Issues include choosing a business entity, including federal nonprofit status, identifying employees vs. independent contractors and why that distinction is important, insurance, trademarks and copyrights, and IRS issues concerning the difference between a horse hobby and businesses. The webinar will last approximately 1 hour, including about 15 minutes for questions. The cost is $47. I will hold it on Sunday, May 5, at 12 pm et/11 am ct/10 am mt/9 am pt. If you can’t make it, I will provide you with a recording of the webinar. You can pay below with the PayPal button. If you want to pay another way, contact me, and I will discuss other options with you.




 

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