Steven M. Tarshis

Attorney at Law

Equine Law

Mr. Tarshis’ equine law practice, Equilaw LLC, practices equine law nationally, with a primary focus on the Mid-Atlantic region.  Providing legal counsel and solutions for various legal issues relating to horses, and related business and real estate issues. Mr. Tarshis is uniquely qualified to represent owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys and veterinarians. As a horse owner, he understands the legal issues that arise with equine buying, selling, breeding, treating, showing and racing. Areas of expertise include the following:

  • Agent purchase and sale issues
  • Auctions
  • Bill of Sale Drafting and Issues
  • Breeding Contracts
  • Boarding Agreements
  • Commissions Agreements
  • Contract Disputes
  • Counsel and representation before equine sport governing bodies
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Divorce and horses
  • Drug and Medication Rules Violations
  • Employment issues (including employee vs. independent contractor issues)
  • Equine Business formation, transactions and counseling
  • Equine liens (also known as horse liens, agister’s liens, stablekeeper’s liens)
  • Gaming and licensing issues
  • Insurance policies and coverage disputes
  • Jockey Issues
  • Liability Releases
  • Liens for Stablekeepers, Farriers, Veterinarians and others providing horse care
  • Permitting and Construction of Equestrian and Polo Facilities
  • Purchase and sale contracts
  • Racetrack Issues
  • Steward disputes
  • Drug and Medications violations
  • Labor disputes
  • Racing and Licensing Regulation Issues
  • Releases, Waivers and Liability Disputes
  • Sales Commissions Disputes
  • Syndication Agreements
  • Tax and Value Adjustment Board applications and appeals
  • Tax exemptions and other issues affecting equine businesses
  • Trainer Liability
  • Wage and Hour issues
  • Zoning Applications and Zoning Appeals

Visit Equilaw LLC for more information.