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Based in Douglas County, Colorado, our Colorado equine lawyers assist all types of clients in horse law, equine law and equestrian law issues. Equine Attorney Marc Patoile is one of few Colorado attorneys who practices in equine law matters, and he literally “wrote the book” on Colorado equine law.  He is a nationally published equine law attorney, with over 100 magazine articles and he has taught other attorneys in this area by lecturing at Colorado Continuing Legal Education seminars.

Marc Patoile represents hundreds of horse related businesses from hunter-jumper facilities, show grounds, farms, breeders, trainers, dressage training facilities, hunt clubs, guides and outfitters, rodeo clubs and facilities, Western pleasure barns, carriage driving businesses and individuals, polo facilities, barn managers, and individuals involved in equine related activities.  He walks the walk and talks the talk, he and his family having ridden in most all of those equine activities over the last twenty years.  He also draws from the depth of experience of the firm, which has attorneys who specialize their practices into areas such as small business formation, contracts, estate planning, real estate transactions, land use planning and development, among many other areas which are important to our equine law clients.

We help clients with Colorado equine civil law matter, Colorado equine business law matter, Colorado equine activies act cases, Colorado equine law criminal matters, and everything in between.  Our full-service equine law firm assists clients with a full array of services, in practically every area that our equine law clients need or desire:

Equestrian Agreements and Contracts

Our Colorado Equine Lawyer Assists Barn and Stable Owner with a full range of legal services including: 

  • Barn/Stable Owner/Trainer Agreements
  • Boarder Contracts, including Liability & Hold Harmless Releases
  • Business Transition Agreements in the Event of Divorce or Death, Including Estate Planning or Asset Protection/Tax Planning
  • Employee/Worker Agreements
  • Non-compete Agreements
  • Fee Agreements
  • Feed & Stall Cleaning Contracts
  • Guest and Visitor Agreements
  • Lease of Facility Agreements
  • Lease or Right of Way Agreements
  • Minor/Parent Authorizations
  • Owner/ Vendor Agreements
  • Owner/Clinician Agreements
  • Pony Club Agreements & Rules
  • Show, Clinic and Event Contracts
  • Trail Riding Agreements
  • Transportation Agreements
  • Vendor Agreements

Our Colorado Equine Lawyer Assists Training and Riding Instructors with a full range of legal services including: 

  • Fee Agreements
  • Trainer Services Contracts
  • Trainer/Client Contracts, including Release & Hold Harmless Contracts for Riders & Lessons
  • Trainer/Client Contracts, including Release & Hold Harmless Contracts for Horse Training
  • Trainer/ Horse Lease Contracts
  • Trainer/Owner Facility Leasing Contracts, Full & Partial

Our Colorado Equine Lawyer Assists Horse Owners with a full range of legal services including: 

  • Appeals and Protests for Registry or Competition Organizations
  • Appraisal documents
  • Breeding Contracts including Stallion Issues
  • Broodmare Lease Agreements
  • Consignment Agreements
  • Co-owner Agreements
  • Donation Contracts
  • Lease of Horse Contracts—Full-time and Part-time
  • Leasing/Sponsor Agreements, Full and Half-time
  • Promissory Notes and Installment Sales
  • Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • Rider Agreements
  • Trade Contracts
  • Transportation Agreements
  • Trial Period Contracts
  • USHJA/FEI/USET Appeals and Protests

Our Colorado Equine Lawyer Assists Horse Breeders with a full range of legal services including: 

  • Breeding Certificates
  • Embryo Sale & Purchase Agreements
  • Mare Breeding Contracts
  • Stallion Breeding Contracts

For Clinicians: 

  • Fee Agreements
  • Release and Hold Harmless Agreements for Owner/Clinician
  • Release and Hold Harmless Agreements for Rider/ Clinician

For Equine-Related Business Owners: 

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Business Organization and Formation Documents
  • By-laws for  Corporations
  • Operating Agreements for Limited Liability Companies
  • Vendor Agreements

Equestrian Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation Services – Colorado Equine Attorney

Often disagreements or disputes in equine and equestrian related matters can be resolved by mediation with a neutral third party.  This process focuses on solutions, avoiding costly litigation, time and aggravation.  Mediation is a process wherein which parties to a dispute agree to allow an agreed upon mediator to serve as a facilitator to resolve an issue.  An experienced horse attorney can help you navigate this maze of options for resolving disputes. Arbitration and litigation services are also available to resolve disputes in those forums as well, and our equine lawyers can help you decide what option is best for you if negotiation fails. Equine and equestrian law is a highly specialized area. Colorado equine attorney Marc Patoile has an extensive knowledge of the issues related to riders and horses. Our equine lawyers work as a team of litigators and transactional attorneys to help and support you in any equine related legal issues.  Call today for a free telephone consultation at 303-688-3045.

Areas of expertise

  • Accident Claims
  • Agency Agreements
  • Agistor’s liens
  • Agricultural Leases
  • Boarding Agreements
  • Brand Inspection Issues and Disputes
  • Breeding Agreements
  • Business Formations
  • Civil Litigation
  • Competition Charges/Defense of Rules Violations
  • Conservation Easements
  • Criminal Charges for – Neglect or Zoning Violations
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning — Trusts for Animal Care
  • Insurance Coverage Issues
  • Landlord – Tenant Issues
  • Legal Agreements
  • Liability Waivers and Releases
  • Pet Trusts
  • Polo Club Representation
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Purchase Agreements
  • Purchase Disputes
  • Professional Negligence
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Contracts
  • Sales and Purchase Disputes
  • Shipping and Transportation Agreements
  • Stallion or Stud Agreements
  • Training Agreements
  • Valuation Disputes

Call today for a free telephone consultation with a Colorado equine attorney at 303-688-3045. Our Colorado equine lawyers are here to help! Folkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile, P.C., serves the Denver, Colorado, metro area with offices in Castle Rock, Douglas County, Colorado. We provide representation in the local, state and federal courts.

Equine law articles

Click here to view many of the equine law articles that our Colorado equine law attorneys have published, which number in over 100 articles and feature stories.