Equine ownership transfer – the legal implications and specific Florida considerations

There is a lot more to transferring ownership or buying a horse than striking up an agreement and shaking hands. In fact, it is vitally important that you seek out the legal aid and advice of a professional and experienced equine lawyer if you trying to buy or sell a horse in Florida. This is due in large part to the sheer number of dissatisfied horse buyers over the years who have sought to take legal action against the sellers. The transfer of ownership of a horse in Florida is governed by contract law, and there are a few special state laws that govern horse sales that you should be aware of:

  • All horse sales are “as is” in all states.
  • In Florida, Kentucky and California, a written bill of sale is required. It must be signed by both parties and state the actual sale amount.
  • Florida equine law also states that agents and trainers cannot recommend the purchase of a horse if they (the agent or trainer) have an ownership interest in the horse that is not disclosed upfront.
  • Florida equine law specifically states that when ownership transfer of a horse occurs, all medical conditions, surgeries and defects are disclosed.

With the help of Catherine Cole, equine lawyer with 20 years of experience in the Florida area, you can ensure that your equine horse ownership transfer goes through legally and that both parties are happy.

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The Business and Corporate Law Office of Catherine Cole, P.A. specializes in the following:

  • Equine ownership transfers and sales
  • Bills of sales
  • Equestrian law
  • Equestrian liability insurance
  • Equine legal contracts
  • Horse liability
  • And other equine law issues

The Law Office of Catherine Cole, P.A; Providing Business and Corporate Law Services

Attorney Catherine Cole doesn’t just advertise her equine law services in Florida because she happens to reside in or near the area. Catherine has had a vested interest in the equine community for many years and has been a horsewoman herself. She offers a valuable service to equestrian riders taking advantage of the pleasant riding conditions found in Florida.

If you need assistance with any equine law issues in the area, contact Catherine Cole P.A. for further information and assistance today.