Lisa M. Boswell | Florida Equine Law
Ms. Boswell lifelong experience in the equine industry allows her to advise and represent her diverse clientele, including horse owners, trainers, breeders, veterinarians, international horse transporters and boarding stable operators. Ms. Boswell earned her law degree from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law School where she was a staff member of the International Citator and Research Guide, the first comprehensive international research and legal citation manual.
Ms. Boswell’s interest in Animal Law in general and Equine Law in particular lead her to author an article on horse slaughter legislation that was later published in the Florida Bar’s Animal Law Committee Newsletter. Ms. Boswell also co-authored articles on laws Florida veterinary medicine laws that were published in The International Equine Veterinarian, a veterinary trade publication.
Ms. Boswell is licensed to practice in Florida and is a member of the Florida Bar’s Animal Law Section. Ms. Boswell is also licensed to practice in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. Ms. Boswell and her husband, Rob Boswell, a prominent equine veterinarian, have called Wellington, Florida, “The Winter Equestrian Capital of the World,” home for over 26 years.
Yvonne Ocrant | Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
An active participant in equine activities, Yvonne Ocrant uses her extensive knowledge of the industry to help individual horse owners; trainers; breeders; veterinarians; farriers; and riding, boarding and training facilities with their legal issues. She represents individuals and entities in claims involving the Equine Activity Liability Act, personal injury, property damage, breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation and other legal issues. Yvonne also drafts contracts for horse purchases, sales, leases, breeding arrangements, syndicates, and commission payment terms, and creates equine activity liability releases for boarding and training facilities, trainers, transporters and other individuals and entities providing, sponsoring or participating in equine activities.
Yvonne further adds value for her clients by advising them on a full range of labor and employment matters. She represents clients with issues involving all types of federal and state discrimination laws, breach of fiduciary duty/confidentiality agreements, the Equal Pay Act, FMLA, and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. She also counsels on unemployment matters, and has defended a number of client cases before the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and state and Federal courts.
Additionally, Yvonne advises clients on actions under state contract and tort law including: retaliatory discharge, intentional infliction of emotional distress, interference with contract, fraud, and invasion of privacy. She also represents title insurance underwriters, agents, mortgage brokers and lenders in resolving claims and litigating cases over title insurance issues.
Yvonne was instrumental in the September 2011 update of the stable keepers lien section of the Illinois Innkeepers Lien Act, 770 ILCS 40/49. The revised law replaced the state’s statute on liens against boarded horses, which originated in 1897.
Lewis T. Stevens | Eggleston King Davis
Lew Stevens’ legal experience includes representation of Fortune 50 companies as well as representing individuals and small businesses with issues including business formation, contracts, and disputes. Mr. Stevens’ representation includes all phases of equine issues, ranch real estate purchases and sales, ranch operations agreements including boarding, training, and trainer agreements, cattle agreements, serving as general counsel to high wealth individuals and business experience including helping form and guide new businesses in areas including medical devices, oil pipeline, and storage facilities, energy services, entertainment contracts, and fitness facilities.
As a regular attendee at the Annual National Conference on Equine Law hosted by the University of Kentucky School of Law, Mr. Stevens was invited to be a presenter at the Law Conference three times, speaking on the subject of equine cloning. He will be speaking at this year’s Law Conference as well.
Mr. Stevens is also a professional mediator and has enjoyed particular success mediating equine and ranch disputes.
– Equine Law
– Business Formations and Transactions
– Farm and Ranch Real Estate
– Civil Litigation
– Magna Cum Laude graduate of Phi Beta Kapa, University of Utah (1972)
– J.D., Yale Law School (1975)
Admissions and Certifications
– Note Editor, Yale Law Journal (1975)
– AV® Rated “Preeminent” – Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Service, Memberships & Awards
– Yale Law Journal Note Editor; Author of “Class Actions Under the Truth in Lending Act”
– Member, Fort Worth Stockyards Business Association
– Presenter at the Annual National Conference on Equine Law hosted by University of Kentucky, speaking on the subject of cloning during the 2012, 2014, and 2016 Conferences:
· 2012: Equine Cloning; History and a Crystal Ball
· 2014: Cloning Issues in the Equine World: Life After the AQHA Decision for Breed Registries
· 2016: Update on Anti-Trust and the Legal Issues Surrounding Cloning in the Equine World
Robert C. Webb | Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Robert has established a reputation as a litigator in civil and criminal tax litigation matters, white-collar criminal defense, and business litigation. Over the past twenty years, he has resolved thousands of civil and criminal tax matters at the federal, state and local level. Robert has worked at the Department of Justice Tax Division in Washington, D.C. while pursuing his Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Robert has taught federal taxation of entities at Bellarmine College, authored the Criminal Tax Practice Monograph for the University of Kentucky College of Law and speaks annually at the American Bar Association Criminal Tax Institute.
Robert is a member of the firm’s white collar group and tax controversy and litigation practice group. He has represented taxpayers in tax controversy matters from Connecticut to California. Robert has handled civil and criminal tax cases throughout the United States. He regularly represents clients in civil and criminal tax controversies before the IRS and in the United States Tax Court, United States District Court and the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals. He has led the defense of federal and state criminal offenses at the investigatory, grand jury, and trial levels in such areas as criminal tax fraud, mail and wire fraud, interstate transportation of stolen goods, criminal and civil RICO, health care fraud, criminal antitrust, money laundering, gambling, and environmental matters. Robert regularly conducts internal investigations for public companies involving computer fraud and document destruction issues, and designs and implements records management systems.