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Horsesense and Nonsense: Why Equine Law is Not That Simple

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Avery S. Chapman, founding Chair of The Florida Law Equine Law Committee, will share common and often unusual intersections of Law and Horses. The unique nuances of the equine industry often lead attorneys into unwary traps when counsel believes they can quickly become proficient in this area of law.

This CLE presentation will address Equine Law issues, providing strategies and solutions(TM) concerning horses, equine business concerns and selected related real estate issues. This course is presented by a nationally-recognized speaker, who has served as an expert witness on Equine Law

Lecturer Bio

Avery S. Chapman, Esq.

Avery S. Chapman of the Chapman Law Group, PLC and the Equine Law Group, PLC and an attorney since 1991, and also the principal of The Equine Law Group and an equine law practitioner, focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation matters concerning the small to medium size business, including purchase and sale of businesses, commercial contracts, asset protection, construction issues, employment issues, real estate matters and compliance issues and provides general counsel to his clients in a variety of business contexts. He represents creditors frequently in state and federal courts. He also has provided general counsel to the United States Polo Association and has experience in probate and family matters involving business succession, e-commerce, franchise litigation, securities disputes, professional business group formations and dissolutions.

Mr. Chapman is a multi-term member of the Professional Law Committee of the Palm Beach County, Florida Bar Association and as spoken and written on the topics of professionalism in state and federal practice. He is also actively involved in the Florida Bar Association and is the founding and inaugural Chair of the Florida Bar Equine Law Committee, which covers a cross-disciplinary area of law. He is an initial members of the Florida Bar Animal Law Committee of the Florida Bar and a past Vice Chair. While in law school, Avery clerked for the Honorable Harold Baer, Jr. in New York Supreme Court. Judge Baer was later elevated to the federal bench for the Southern District of New York.

He is a recipient of the 2015 American Bar Association Outstanding Services Award for his pro bono service to military families, as well as a recipient of the 2015 Palm Beach Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award for his service to the elderly. He is also an Investigator and Prosecutor for The Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center, Mediators Qualifications Board and a member of the Professionalism Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Mr. Chapman is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, the United States District Courts for New Jersey, Connecticut, the Southern District and Middle District Courts for the District of Florida, and the United States Supreme Court. Beyond the law practice, Avery is a member of the national Team USA for triathlon, where he represents the United States in international triathlon competitions and coaches interscholastic athletes. Mr. Chapman is a nationally-recognized speaker on Equine La issues and has served as an expert witness.

He has written two chapters of The Florida Bar Business Litigation Manual and one chapter of The Florida Bar Small Business Manual. He speaks at seminars and publishes law articles and chapters frequently and has been called as an expert witness.

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