Julie I. Fershtman: Lawyer with Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.

Julie I. Fershtman

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Farmington Hills,  MI  U.S.A.
Phone248.785.4731

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Equine Law
  • General Litigation
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Agri-Business
 
University Emory College, B.A., 1983
 
Law SchoolEmory Law School, J.D., 1986
 
Admitted1986, Michigan; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
 
Memberships 

Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:

•State Bar of Michigan
•President, 2011-2012
•Board of Commissioners, 1994-1997, 1999-2002, 2003-2012
•American Bar Association
•House of Delegates, 2010-2012
•Vice-Chair, TIPS Animal Law Committee, 2005-present
•Oakland County Bar Association
•Board of Directors, 2001-2008
•Secretary, 2007-2008
•Professionalism Committee 1995-2002, Chair, 1998-1999
•Inns of Court Committee, Secretary/Barrister, 1995-1999
•Oakland County Bar Leadership Conference, 1995, 2002
•Oakland County Circuit Court Bench-Bar Conference, Co-chair, 2003
•Board of Trustees, Michigan State Bar Foundation, 2003-present
•Secretary/ Treasurer & fellow, American College of Equine Attorneys
•fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation
•fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
•fellow, American Bar Foundation
•American Agricultural Law Association
•Board of Directors, Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society

Community Activities:

•Commissioner, Franklin Village Planning Commission, 1993-1995
•Chair, Franklin Municipal/Police Facility Development Committee, 1995-1996
•Appointee, Franklin Village Charter Committee, 1993-1994
•Secretary, Franklin Community Association, 1991-1992
•Director, Franklin Community Association, 1989-1991

 
Biography

Julie Fershtman concentrates her law practice in the areas of general insurance defense, insurance coverage, business litigation, premises liability, and sporting and recreational liability. Her clients range from major insurance companies and businesses to individuals. In addition, she is considered to be one of the nation's leading practitioners in equine law.

She has achieved numerous courtroom victories in a variety of legal matters, has successfully tried cases before juries in four states, and has been admitted to practice as pro hac vice counsel in state and federal courts in thirteen jurisdictions.

Julie is a Past President of the 43,000-member State Bar of Michigan. In the American Bar Association she is a Vice-Chair of a committee of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Additionally, she is a Trustee of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and a fellow of the American, Michigan, and Oakland County Bar Foundations.

A frequent author and speaker on legal issues, she has written over 250 published articles, three books, and has lectured at seminars, conventions, and conferences in 28 states on issues involving law, liability, risk management, and insurance.

Books and Web Sites Authored:

•Julie's personal website: http://www.fershtmanlaw.com
•Julie's State Bar President blog: http://www.sbmpres2012.com
•Co-author, co-editor, Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers, ABA Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60442-001-02. 2009.
•Author, Equine Law & Horse Sense, ISBN 0-964-8430-0-5. 1996
•Author, MORE Equine Law & Horse Sense, ISBN 0-9648430-1-3. 2000.
•Contributor, The Road to Independence, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, ABA Publishing. ISBN 978-1-61632-084-3. 2011.
•Contributor, Marketing Success Stories, ABA Law Practice Management Section. ABA Publishing. ISBN 1-57073-399-6. 1997.
•Contributor, Marketing Success Stories, Second Edition. ABA Law Practice Management Section. ABA Publishing. ISBN 1-59031-251-1. 2004.

Recent Blog Posts

Equine Law Blog

• Liability Insurance Coverage - More Affordable Than You Think
• Children, Horses, and Liability: The Law Might Surprise You
• Nickels Here, Dimes There - Should Your Boarding Stable Impose Side Charges?
• Stable Rules: What's On Your Wall?
• Waivers/Releases of Liability - Not Just For Riders
• Legal Aspects of the Trial Period: Three Foreseeable Problems and Ways to Avoid Them
• Legal Aspects of an Exercise Rider Business
• Release of Liability Failures - And How to Avoid Them
• My Leased Horse Looks Neglected - Now What?
• What You Didn't Know About Liability Releases

Honors & Recognitions

Legal Ratings:

AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Best Lawyers in America 2013-2015(Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law)

Michigan Super Lawyers 2008 - 2014 (Civil Litigation Defense)

Michigan Super Lawyers Top 25 Women in Business Law, 2013-2014

Michigan Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan, 2013-2014

10.0/10 - Superb (highest rating) by lawyer rating service avvo.com

Top Lawyer, DBusiness Magazine 2009, 2010, 2015

Recognitions:

Michael Franck Award - State Bar of Michigan, 2014

Respect for Law Award, Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club, 2012

Top 15 Women to Watch, Crain's Detroit Business, 2010

Michigan Top Lawyer, Dbusiness, 2010

Leader in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2010

Michigan Top Lawyer, Dbusiness, 2009

Metro Detroit's Most Influential Women, Crain's Detroit Business, 2007

Professionalism Award Oakland County Bar Association, 2000

40 Outstanding Business Leaders Under 40, Crain's Detroit Business, 1996

21 Young Lawyers Leading Us into the 21st Century, Barrister Magazine, 1995

Industry Honors:

Distinguished Service Award, American Youth Horse Council, 2013

Equine Industry Award, Michigan Equine Partnership, 2013

Partner in Safety Award, American Riding Instructors Association, 2007

Catalyst Award, Michigan Horse Council, 2002

Outstanding Achievement Award, American Riding Instructors Association, 1998

Associate Service Award, United Professional Horseman's Association, 1998

National Partnership in Safety Award, Certified Horsemanship Association, 1997

News

Attorney Julie Fershtman awarded the State Bar of Michigan's Michael Franck Award, September 19, 2014
2014 Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars, September 5, 2014
45 Foster Swift attorneys named to 2015 Best Lawyers in America roster, August 19, 2014
Fershtman to discuss insurance law issues on A.M. Best National Podcast Nov. 4, October 17, 2013
Thirty-one Foster Swift Attorneys included in Super Lawyers for 2013, September 6, 2013
Forty-five Foster Swift Attorneys included in Best Lawyers, August 15, 2013
Foster Swift attorneys selected as Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars, September 6, 2012

Speaking Engagements

Julie Fershtman to speak at 2015 Emmett J. Vaughan Agribusiness Conference Julie I. Fershtman International Risk Management Institute April 7, 2015
Julie Fershtman to Speak at 2015 Agricultural Claims Conference Julie I. Fershtman February 18, 2015
Common Contracts for the Horse Industry Julie I. Fershtman American Bar Association December 9, 2014
What Equine Professionals Should Know About Avoiding Equine Insurance Disputes Julie I. Fershtman EquineProfessional.com December 9, 2014
Sporting and Recreational Liabilities, Defenses, and Risk Management Julie I. Fershtman NALS of Michigan October 18, 2014
WEBINAR Sales Fraud in the Horse Industry Julie I. Fershtman Michigan State University Department of Animal Science October 14, 2014
WEBINAR Bullying by and of Lawyers: Why it Happens and What to Do About It Julie I. Fershtman ABA Center for Professional Development September 16, 2014
Sporting and Recreational Liabilities, Defenses, and Risk Management Julie I. Fershtman National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) July 16, 2014
Professional Negligence by Trainers in the Equine Industry Julie I. Fershtman 29th Annual National Conference on Equine Law May 1, 2014
Liability and Risk Management Julie I. Fershtman Emmett J. Vaughan Western Regional Agribusiness Conference March 18, 2014
Hanging Out Your Own Shingle Julie I. Fershtman Oakland County Bar Association February 27, 2014
State Bar of Michigan Diversity in Law Conference Julie I. Fershtman Wayne State Law School May 11, 2013
National Conference on Equine Law Julie I. Fershtman University of Kentucky College of Law CLE Department May 1, 2013
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Annual Meeting Julie I. Fershtman Women Lawyers Association of Michigan April 12, 2013
Emmett J. Vaughan Agribusiness Conference Julie I. Fershtman Sacramento, CA March 26, 2013

Emmett J. Vaughan Agribusiness Conference How to Improve Your Image and Public Profile for Career Advancement Julie I. Fershtman Women Lawyers Association of Michigan - Western Region March 21, 2013
Enforceability of Liability Waivers and Releases Julie I. Fershtman Property Loss Research Bureau/ Liability Insurance Research Bureau March 17, 2013
ABC's of Law Practice Seminar Julie I. Fershtman Oakland County Bar Association- Bloomfield Hills, MI February 19, 2013
Practical Aspects of Law and Developments in Law Julie I. Fershtman Michigan State University College of Law February 12, 2013
Equine Law National Webinar Julie I. Fershtman National Business Institute January 31, 2013
Wild Horses Shouldn't Keep You Away- Washington State Bar Julie I. Fershtman Washington State Bar Association- Seattle, WA January 29, 2013
Equine Law Julie I. Fershtman New York State Bar Association- New York, NY January 23, 2013
ABA-TIPS Animal Law Committee Lunch and Learn Teleconference Julie I. Fershtman January 15, 2013
WEBINAR Equine Sales, Contracts, and Releases Julie I. Fershtman Equestrian Professional December 17, 2012
State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section Conference Julie I. Fershtman State Bar of Michigan- Lansing, MI October 19, 2012
Insurance Institute of Michigan Claims Seminar Julie I. Fershtman, John P. Nicolucci East Lansing, MI September 24, 2012
Equine Activity Liability Acts and Enforceability of Liability Waivers and Releases in Recreational, Sporting, and Equestrian Activities Julie I. Fershtman IBA West Agribusiness Conference September 10, 2012
State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section Keynote Speaker Julie I. Fershtman State Bar of Michigan- Detroit, MI June 16, 2012
Commencement Keynote Speaker Julie I. Fershtman Academy of Court Reporting and Technology- Troy, MI June 13, 2012
Liability Issues Julie I. Fershtman IBA West Agribusiness Conference- Columbus, OH May 21, 2012
Commencement Address- Oliver Ellsworth Class Graduation Julie I. Fershtman Thomas M. Cooley Law School- East Lansing, MI May 20, 2012
Gender and the Legal Profession's Pipeline to Power Julie I. Fershtman Michigan State University Law Review Symposium- Detroit, MI April 13, 2012
Equine Activity Liability Acts and Liability Waivers/Releases Julie I. Fershtman IBA West Agribusiness Conference March 21, 2012
Legal Liability and Contracts Julie I. Fershtman North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Equine Business Conference- Lansing, MI February 25, 2012
ABC's of Practice Julie I. Fershtman Oakland County Bar Association- Bloomfield Hills, MI February 16, 2012
Practice Management/Practice Development for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Julie I. Fershtman Straker Bar Association- Southfield, MI February 15, 2012
WEBINAR Crop and Livestock Insurance Law from the Ground Up Julie I. Fershtman American Bar Association January 25, 2012
WEBINAR Recent Equine Lawsuits and What Equine Industry Professionals Can Learn From Them Julie I. Fershtman equestrianprofessional.com November 14, 2011
Road to Independence: Women's Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms Teleconference Julie I. Fershtman American Bar Association- Toronto, Ontario October 24, 2011
Insurance Institute of Michigan Claims Seminar Julie I. Fershtman, John P. Nicolucci Insurance Institute of Michigan- East Lansing, MI September 19, 2011
State Bar of Michigan Solo & Small Firm Section Julie I. Fershtman State Bar of Michigan August 11, 2011
Road to Independence: Women's Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms Julie I. Fershtman American Bar Association August 5, 2011
IBA West Agribusiness Conference Julie I. Fershtman Denver, CO June 13, 2011
Learning to Lead Julie I. Fershtman Women Lawyers Association of Michigan- Wayne Region Annual Meeting- Detroit, MI May 12, 2011
Liabilities for Injury to Horses and Risk Management Considerations Julie I. Fershtman National Conference on Equine Law - Lexington, KY May 4, 2011
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Annual Meeting Julie I. Fershtman Mt. Pleasant, MI April 29, 2011
Equine Law Julie I. Fershtman Midwest Dressage Association- Birmingham, MI April 17, 2011
IBA West Agribusiness Conference Julie I. Fershtman In Sacramento, California on March 23, 2011; In Columbus, Ohio on May 23, 2011; In Denver, Colorado on June 13, 2011
Men's Breakfast Speaker Series Julie I. Fershtman Kirk in the Hills - Bloomfield Hills, MI March 18, 2011
National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium Julie I. Fershtman American Youth Horse Council- East Lansing, MI March 11, 2011
2010 Business Partner Expo Julie I. Fershtman Association of Legal Administrators - Metropolitan Detroit Chapter- Warren, MI November 18, 2010
Equine Liability Laws and Exposures - What Every Equine Business Owner Needs to Know Julie I. Fershtman EquestrianProfessional.com November 15, 2010
Highland Equestrian Conservancy Annual Meeting Julie I. Fershtman Highland, MI November 8, 2010
Insurance Skills Center Agribusiness Conference Julie I. Fershtman Des Moines, IA October 18, 2010
Insurance Skills Center Agribusiness Conference Julie I. Fershtman Richmond, VA September 20, 2010
Insurance Skills Center Agribusiness Conference Julie I. Fershtman Columbus, OH May 18, 2010
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Annual Meeting Julie I. Fershtman Dearborn, MI May 15, 2010
National Conference on Equine Law Julie I. Fershtman Lexington, KY April 28, 2010
PLRB/LIRB 2010 National Insurance Claims Conference Julie I. Fershtman San Antonio, TX March 21, 2010
Michigan Horse Council International Stallion Exposition & Trade Show Julie I. Fershtman East Lansing, MI March 12, 2010
State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Symposium Julie I. Fershtman MSU College of Law, East Lansing, MI March 5, 2010
Institute for Continuing Legal Education Julie I. Fershtman Ann Arbor, MI December 10, 2009
National Riding Instructors Convention Julie I. Fershtman Naples, FL November 19, 2009
Virginia Intermont College: Two-Day Risk Reduction Law Seminar Julie I. Fershtman Bristol, VA November 5, 2009
Annual Solo & Small Firm Institute Julie I. Fershtman State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting- Dearborn, MI September 17, 2009
Insurance Skills Center Agribusiness Conference Julie I. Fershtman Des Moines, IA October 20, 2008
Insurance Skills Center Agribusiness Conference Julie I. Fershtman Richmond, VA September 22, 2008
National Conference on Equine Law Julie I. Fershtman Lexington, KY April 30, 2008
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Julie I. Fershtman Novi, MI April 24, 2008
PLRB/LIRB 2008 National Claims Conference Julie I. Fershtman Boston, MA April 14, 2008
Insurance Skills Center Agribusiness Conference Julie I. Fershtman Sacramento, CA March 12, 2008
Carriage Operators of North America National Convention Julie I. Fershtman Charleston, SC March 1, 2008
National Riding Instructors Convention Julie I. Fershtman Naples, FL December 3, 2007
Insurance Skills Center Agribusiness Conference Julie I. Fershtman Des Moines, IA October 22, 2007
Annual Solo & Small Firm Institute at the State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting Julie I. Fershtman Dearborn, MI September 27, 2007
State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section, Women in Law Seminar Julie I. Fershtman East Lansing, MI September 18, 2007
American Reliable Insurance Company Agribusiness Seminar Julie I. Fershtman Atlanta, GA June 12, 2007
Michigan Justin Morgan Horse Association Annual Meeting Julie I. Fershtman Pinckney, MI November 18, 2006
American Paint Horse Association Annual Convention Julie I. Fershtman San Antonio, TX October 5, 2006
Farm Family Insurance Agents, Underwriters & Claims Conference Julie I. Fershtman Annapolis, MD August 8, 2006
National Conference on Equine Law Julie I. Fershtman Lexington, KY May 3, 2006
Equine Affaire National Convention Julie I. Fershtman Columbus, OH April 9, 2006
State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section Julie I. Fershtman Practice Management Seminar Series March 28, 2006
Insurance Skills Center Agribusiness Conference Julie I. Fershtman Sacramento, CA March 15, 2006
Virginia Intermont College Julie I. Fershtman Bristol, VA November 18, 2005
American Bar Association Convention Julie I. Fershtman Chicago, IL August 26, 2005
National Conference on Equine Law Julie I. Fershtman Lexington, KY May 4, 2005
National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium Julie I. Fershtman University Park, PA February 20, 2005
U.S. Dressage Federation Annual Convention Julie I. Fershtman Lexington, KY December 1, 2004
National Riding Instructors Convention Julie I. Fershtman Orlando, FL October 29, 2004
The University of Findlay Julie I. Fershtman Findlay, OH March 25, 2004
National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium Julie I. Fershtman Fort Worth, TX February 12, 2004
Equine Nutrition & Physiology National Symposium Julie I. Fershtman East Lansing, MI June 7, 2003
National Conference on Equine Law Julie I. Fershtman Lexington, KY May 1, 2003
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Julie I. Fershtman Detroit, MI May 18, 2002
Michigan Quarter Horse Association Annual Convention Julie I. Fershtman Lansing, MI January 1993

Publications

Trainer/Client Relationships & The Law Julie I. Fershtman Arab Horse Couture Magazine December 2014/January 2015
Trainer/Client Relationships and the Law Julie I. Fershtman Riding Instructor Magazine
Mistakes Equine Professionals Make and How to Avoid Them Julie I. Fershtman Riding Instructor Magazine Spring 2014
Equine Insurance Policies: Read Them Carefully Julie I. Fershtman Desert Mirage Magazine February 2014
Michigan's Equine Activity Liability Act: Are We Galloping in the Right Direction? Julie I. Fershtman Foster Swift Agricultural Law Update January 16, 2014
Attractive Nuisances Julie Fershtman American Quarter Horse Journal January 2014
A Motion for Directed Verdict Julie I. Fershtman Michigan Bar Journal July 2013
Attention Livestock Dealers: Understand the New Dealer Law Julie I. Fershtman Foster Swift Agricultural Law Update June 2013

Public Act 317 was designed to control the spread of infectious diseases of livestock and animals in Michigan. How Not to Sell a Horse Julie Fershtman The Equine Chronicle June 27, 2013
Is a Horse Trainer Liable for the Death of a Customer's Horse? Julie Fershtman Riding Instructor Magazine Spring 2013
How to Recover Your Fees in a Legal Dispute Julie Fershtman Desert Mirage Magazine June 2013

Featuring several remarks from her presentation at the National Conference on Equine Law, Fershtman discusses the topic of recoverability of attorney fees in equine litigation. Should Exculpatory Agreements Relieve Liabilities Founded on an Equine Activity Liability Act? Julie I. Fershtman American Bar Association - TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter Fall 2012
Liability Releases in Michigan: Why They Fail Julie I. Fershtman State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section Newsletter Spring 2012
Release of Liability Defeats Claim by Injured Animal Shelter Volunteer Julie I. Fershtman Foster Swift Equine Liability & Insurance Update November 2011

This case illustrates Michigan's leniency in regard to enforcement of releases. Texas and Iowa Equine Activity Liability Acts Amended - Time for New Signs and Contracts Julie I. Fershtman Foster Swift Equine Liability & Insurance Update November 2011

Earlier this year, both Texas and Iowa amended their Equine Activity Liability Acts to broaden their scope beyond “equine activity” to “farm animal activity.” “Mental Anguish” Damages Recoverable for Damage to or Loss of Real Property Julie I. Fershtman Foster Swift Equine Liability & Insurance Update November 2011

The interesting new Michigan case of Price v. High Pointe Oil Company, could make you wonder whether the law is heading for change. Livestock Insurance Policy Notice Requirements Julie I. Fershtman & April L. Neihsl Foster Swift Agricultural Law Update September 2011

Imagine the shock of returning to your farm from out of town only to learn that your prize bull became ill and died soon after you left. Liability Releases Julie Fershtman TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter Spring 2011
Beware of the “Business Pursuits” Exclusion Julie I. Fershtman Insurance Community University January 3, 2011

Basic liability insurance policies, such as homeowner's liability insurance policies, are generally designed to protect people against claims brought by others who have suffered personal injury or property damage. Liabilities Caused By Loose Horses Julie I. Fershtman Insurance Community University December 2010

When a loose horse collides with a car or truck, legal battles can follow. Horse Tip Daily #360 by Kentucky Performance Products - Julie Fershtman on Equine Law Julie I. Fershtman Horse Radio Network December 19, 2010
Insurance Coverage Julie Fershtman TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter Fall 2010
Insurance Coverage Disputes Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine August 2010
Equine Liability Julie Fershtman TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter Spring 2010
Get it in Writing Julie I. Fershtman The American Quarter Horse Journal March 2010
Carriage Liability Julie Fershtman TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter Fall 2009
Even Just Watching (Spectator/Event Liabilities) Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine July 2009
Agister's Liens Julie Fershtman TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter Spring 2009
Equipment Liabilities Julie Fershtman TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter Winter 2009
On The Go (Independent Trainer Liabilities) Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine October 2008
It Can Happen To You (Boarding Stable Liability) Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine August 2008
Loose Horse Liability Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine June 2008
Lien and Mean (Collections) Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine April 2008
A Big Release (Liability Releases) Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine November 2007
Using Boarded Horses For Lessons Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine October 2007
Hurt on the Job (Recourse for Professional Negligence) Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine July 2007
Inviting People In (Show Management) Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine June 2007
Who's at Fault? (Guest Liability) Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine April 2007
What Makes a Good Breeding Contract? Julie I. Fershtman Miniature Horse World February/March 2007
Seeking Justice (Veterinary Malpractice) Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine October 2006
Who's at Fault? (Equine Liability Laws) Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine June 2006
Getting it in Writing (Board Contracts) Julie I. Fershtman Stable Management Magazine April 2006
Riding High Julie I. Fershtman The Oakland Press September 7, 1997
Riding Stables Are Hobbled Julie I. Fershtman Detroit Free Press June 19, 1993

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Representing plaintiff in sales fraud/Uniform Commercial Code/Deceptive Trade Practice trial. Won on all counts and won 100% attorney fee award for clients; Secured summary judgment for property insurer as to coverage and bad faith claims in an Illinois federal court; Won directed verdict for insured defendant at jury trial in defense of personal injury case in Michigan; Won directed verdict for insurer at jury trial in defense of first-party insurance coverage case in Ohio; Won a unanimous defense (no cause) verdict in equine liability case in Illinois after 4-day jury trial; Drafted documentation for sale of a $1.2 million stallion and purchase of a $500, 000 show horse; Secured summary judgment for insurer in defense of complex first-party insurance coverage case in Chicago, Illinois; Secured summary judgments for equine business operators in personal injury cases; Won appeals of both rulings in the Michigan Court of Appeals; Won defense ruling at bench trial for premises owner/night club defending premises liability/intentioned tort case.
 
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Legal Aspects of an Exercise Rider Business
Julie I. Fershtman, November 28, 2014
In an effort to spend time with horses, while also raising cash, some people in the horse industry develop small businesses. We have received calls from people interested in establishing an exercise riding business where they visit people’s stables, saddle up designated horses, and work the...

Legal Aspects of the Trial Period: Three Foreseeable Problems and Ways to Avoid Them
Julie I. Fershtman, November 28, 2014
"Try out my horse for few weeks. See if you get along with him." These were the words of a sincere, well-intentioned seller who only wanted a satisfied buyer. Could anything possibly go wrong with this trial period arrangement? Let’s explore three possible problems and ways to avoid...

Stable Rules: What’s on Your Wall?
Julie I. Fershtman, November 28, 2014
Boarding, lesson, and training stables have one thing in common - they all have clients and visitors on the property. For the general safety of the facility, stable managers sometimes develop and post stable rules that everyone should follow



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