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A Look at Estate Planning and Tax Laws Related to Horse Farms

We examine two hypothetical circumstances in which a farm owner wishes to transfer their land to their children, including the pros and cons of doing so.

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Legal Considerations of Having Children and Dogs at the Barn

Some stables have a “no dog” rule, but it’s difficult to have a “no children” rule. Learn how to protect yourself and your guests, with sensible barn rules.

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Laws for Buying and Selling Horses in Canada

If you buy or sell a horse, and particularly if there is a trial period, you must be aware of the existing Canadian laws that could put you at risk.

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Social Media and Defamation

Lawyer Catherine E. Willson explains what you need to know about defamation in the horse world, so can protect yourself, on both sides of the fence.

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Exit Strategies

What are your legal rights regarding leaving a stable, breaking a horse lease, or switching trainers? Keep reading to find out.

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Buyers, Sellers & Agents

Protecting yourself and your interests during horse transactions.

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S#%t Happens

We all know that accidents can happen: understand how the law works in cases of personal injury, and how to protect yourself from lawsuits.

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Horse Farms vs. Urban Sprawl

Lawyer Catherine E. Willson examines the disturbing trend of residents in new housing developments in the country complaining about the "nuisance" of long-established farms and stables. Do horse owners have a recourse?

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Blueprint for Disaster: Construction Law

From holdbacks to owner liability, knowing the ins and outs of construction law can mean the difference between a successful project or a nightmare.

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Taking a Leap on a Syndicate

This article highlights what syndicates are, and how they are becoming a popular method of buying a nice horse without having to ‘sell the farm.’

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