Horse farms are prevalent in northern Westchester County as well as Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. The attorneys at Betensky Law PLLC have experience handling a multitude of issues arising out of the operation of equestrian properties including due diligence for prospective buyers or tenants, addressing health department issues, local zoning/land use issues, leasing, boarding agreements, broker commission agreements, construction agreements, visitor license agreements, statutory signage requirements, risk assessments, miscellaneous commercial contracts, liability insurance, etc.
While many owners consider horses to be a fun hobby, few people understand the risk of potential liability. The traditional handshake nature of the equestrian industry is giving way to written agreements. Betensky Law PLLC stands at the ready to assist clients with everything from Boarding Agreements to setting up business entities, transferring ownership of horses into the business entities, and negotiating commercial lease agreements.
Some examples of equestrian matters successfully completed by Betensky Law PLLC:
- Successfully represented a commercial riding academy on a commercial lease and subsequent zoning permits in the Town of North Castle, New York.
- Successfully represented a purchaser of a large horse farm in Bedford, New York, including a zoning analysis for an indoor riding ring.
- Successfully represented a seller of a horse farm in North Salem New York, including addressing open zoning issues.
- Successfully represented the owner of a large horse farm in Pound Ridge, New York on a potential subdivision and sale.
- Successfully represented a horse owner on a boarding dispute.
- Successfully represented a horse owner on a horse ownership issue involving a trainer.
- Successfully represented a horse farm owner in connection with a municipal violation for illegally operating a commercial boarding stable on Long Island.
- Successfully represented a hobby farm owner in Suffolk County New York on the Visitor License Agreement, risk assessment and statutory signage.
- Successfully represented a horse farm owner in connection with determining eligibility for an agricultural district and associated tax exemption.
If you are not sure whether your matter falls within one of these practice areas please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to listen to your concerns and determine how we might be able to assist you. Call (914) 338-8050 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.