Yvonne Ocrant Authors Article Offering Tips for Lawyers Looking to Represent Equestrians

April 7, 2016

Yvonne C. Ocrant, a Chicago-based partner in the Equine Law practice of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article "Adding a Horse to a Sport Behooves New Legal Questions" published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on March 29, 2016.

The article describes the Olympic sport of three-day eventing and the various legal needs that participants in it, and competitive equestrians generally, often have. She then offers tips to attorneys looking to represent equestrians specifically and competitive athletes more broadly.

Read the full article "Adding a Horse to a Sport Behooves New Legal Questions" on the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin website. Please note, a subscription is required. 

Ms. Ocrant practices in the areas of equine law, title insurance, employment law and commercial litigation. Her equine law experience includes handling litigation involving the Equine Activity Liability Act and various other state and federal laws. Ms. Ocrant assists individual horse owners; trainers; breeders; riding, boarding and training facilities; veterinarians and other entities in the equine industry litigate and resolve claims for personal injury, property damage, breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation and other legal issues. She drafts contracts for horse purchases, sales, leases and commission arrangements, and creates equine liability releases for boarding and training facilities, trainers, transporters and other individuals and entities sponsoring or participating in equine activities.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.