New York Office535 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY 10017
Office: (212) 427-2049
Fax: (212) 202-6077
Illinois Office301 N. Neil Street, Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Office: (217) 531-2179
Skype: Cari.Rincker

Animal Law

animal-law-1As 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. 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)
  • Veterinarian malpractice
  • Emotional support animals
  • Animal cruelty charges
  • 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

animal-law-2The 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
  • 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)
  • 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

Here are a few examples of the types of animal law clients that Rincker Law, PLLC serves:


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