Julie Fershtman

One of the most overlooked parts of any horse business is legal matters.  Attorney Julie I. Fershtman is a specialist in equine law and helps guide us around the legal aspects of running a horse business.


Julie I. Fershtman is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading counselors and litigators inEquine Law. Her law practice crosses all equine breeds and disciplines and serves stables, industry professionals, associations, businesses, show management, insurers, trainers, equestrian athletes,and “celebrity clinicians” across the United States. She is highly experienced in handling a wide variety of disputes frequently encountered, including personal injury, business conflicts, partnership disputes,sales disputes, and numerous others. In addition, her expertise in contract drafting helps her clients avoid disputes.

She is the author of three books: (1) Equine Law & Horse Sense; (2) MORE Equine Law & Horse Sense; and (3) Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers. The third book, of which she is a co-author, was published in 2009 by the American Bar Association. In addition, she has written over 200 articles on Equine Law, and her articles have been published in magazines that include EQUUS, Horse Illustrated, and Stable Management.

She has spoken on Equine Law at conventions and conferences in 27 states that include:

  • American Horse Council Annual Convention
  • U.S. Dressage Federation Annual Convention
  • U.S. Pony Clubs Annual Convention
  • North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Annual Convention
  • American Youth Horse Council Annual Convention
  • American Paint Horse Association Annual Convention
  • American Morgan Horse Association Annual Convention
  • Equitana USA (Kentucky and California)
  • Equine Affaire (Ohio, California, and Massachusetts)
  • American Riding Instructors Association Annual Convention
  • National Conference on Equine Law

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