Your Equine Lawyer in WV, PA, and OH

From their  central location in the heart of Appalachia's horse country, your equine lawyer and Jenkins Fenstermaker's Equine Legal Team serve equine industry clients in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio from the firm's newest office in downtown Clarksburg, West Virginia.

What to Expect from Our Equine Legal Team

While the firm’s Clarksburg office opened in 2017, the attorneys and professionals working in North Central West Virginia continue to carry on the firm's century-long tradition of excellence. Founded by the legendary John Jenkins, Sr. in Huntington, WV in 1923, Jenkins Fenstermaker is a full service law firm with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to solo operations spread across the United States.

Our team brings the experience and quality representation for which Jenkins Fenstermaker has long been known to the field of equine law for the benefit of clients throughout West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

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Equestrian Resources for WV, PA, and OH

Jenkins Fenstermaker’s Clarksburg, WV equine attorneys provide responsive, customized legal solutions for horse owners and related businesses and organizations throughout West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

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23 Mar
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Starting a Horse Business

Many people with hobbies related to horses will tell you that their involvement often extends a bit deeper than the term “pastime” would suggest. For most of us, our equine endeavors are as central to who we are and the lifestyle we live as any other aspects of our lives. It’s human nature to want to marry your passion and occupation into one blissful union, and it’s not uncommon for horse people to start wondering, “How can I make money with horses?” Starting a horse business, though, should involve extensive evaluation of your goals and serious business planning. There is some truth to the old joke, which asks: “How do I make $1 million in the horse business?” Of course, the old answer is “Start with $3 million.” Ha.

23 Feb
Image of a black and white horse in the snow, representing the need to balance spring horse fever with a horse buying checklist as recommended here by a WV equine lawyer.

Spring Horse Fever? Keep a Cool Head with a Horse Buying Checklist

As I sit at my computer on this frozen February day, with our fields iced over and the horses sporting winter blankets, it is hard to believe that the sun and warm temperatures will ever return to our little corner of West Virginia (WV). But they eventually will, and I must admit that, despite the ice storm gripping the nation, I already have spring horse fever. Due to this affliction, I finally ordered the trail saddle I have been talking about for two years, and I am trying to schedule dates for trail rides and horse shows.

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When You Need an Equine Lawyer, Our Equine Legal Team Is Ready to Help

What is equine law, and why are legal matters related to horses and the industry around them best handled by an equine lawyer? Because the equestrian world is unique and specialized, and your equine attorney should have “horse sense.” You wouldn’t hire a plumber to train your horses; likewise, you shouldn’t hire an attorney without equine experience for legal matters related to your horses or horse-related business. Whatever your equine legal needs, reach out to the Clarksburg, WV Equine Legal Team of Jenkins Fenstermaker today by calling (304) 399-9763 or completing our online contact form.