Animal Law

As a pet owner herself, Cari loves companion animals. Not only does Rincker Law, PLLC work extensively with livestock but Rincker Law, PLLC can also help clients with a myriad of animal law issues concerning companion animals. As a trained mediator, Cari Rincker can also mediate animal law disputes regarding pets and other types of companion animals.

Our Experience

Rincker Law, PLLC can assist clients with the following types of issues:

  • Pet ownership/visitation disputes (including replevin actions)
  • Estate planning (e.g., pet trusts)
  • Emotional support animals
  • Livestock animal cruelty
  • Insurance disputes
  • Cohabitation agreements concerning pets
  • Prenuptial/post-nuptial agreements with companion animal issues
  • Matrimonial cases (i.e., divorce and annulments) or separation issues with companion animal disputes
  • Pet shop lemon law disputes
  • Dangerous and Vicious dog disputes
  • Dog and horse boarding and training contracts/ releases
  • Violations in state and local laws concerning pets
  • Pet photography contracts

Cari also handles veterinary malpractice cases but only as a mediator.


Companion Animal Industry

The term “Animal Law” overlaps with several practice areas that affect animals. For businesses involved in the companion animal industry, Rincker Law, PLLC offers legal services in the following practice areas:

  • Business planning (e.g., business formations)
  • Contract law (e.g., releases)
  • Confidentiality agreements (i.e., Non-Disclosure Agreements)
  • Employment law (e.g., Employee handbooks, Employee/Independent Contractor Agreements)
  • Equine law (e.g., horseback riding liability release, embryo transfer contract)
  • Succession planning (e.g., Buy-Sell Agreements)
  • Not-for-profit business law
  • Technology law (e.g., Terms of Service and Privacy Statements)
  • Intellectual Property (e.g., Copyrights, Trademarks)
  • Lien Law (e.g., Stableman’s Lien)
  • Property Law
  • Landlord-Tenant Law (e.g., Commercial leases)
  • Commercial Law

Clients We Serve

  • Pet owners
  • Horse owners and breeders
  • Veterinarians
  • Business owners
  • Dog walkers and trainers
  • Pet photographers
  • Pet sitters and boarders
  • Pet stores
  • Horse trainers
  • Horse stables