Foster Swift attorney writes 'Equine Law and Horse Sense' book

Foster Swift shareholder Julie I. Fershtman’s latest book, “Equine Law and Horse Sense,” has recently been published by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Designed for individuals, businesses, and organizations in the horse industry, along with the attorneys who serve them, Fershtman’s latest book provides readers with tools to assess their needs, plan ahead and take precautions to avoid legal conflicts.

This 372-page paperback covers numerous topics relevant to the equine industry, including contracts, liabilities and avoiding them, equine activity liability laws, loose horse liabilities, zoning and land use laws, business structures, risk management, debt collection, sales disputes, insurance and how to avoid disputes with insurers, association liabilities, veterinary malpractice, and numerous others.

Widely considered to be one of the nation's leading practitioners in equine law, Fershtman has owned and shown several horses. Her busy practice serves a national clientele on matters that include contract disputes, fraud cases, business disputes, insurance law, and liability. She has tried equine cases before juries in 4 states and has been specially admitted counsel in 18 jurisdictions nationwide.

A past president of the 42,000-member State Bar of Michigan and current member of the ABA House of Delegates, Fershtman is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Michigan Lawyers Weekly honored her as the “Woman of the Year” in Michigan’s legal profession in 2016, and she received the ABA-TIPS Section’s “Excellence in the Advancement in Animal Law” award in 2017.

Fershtman’s speaking engagements span 29 states on topics of law, liability, contracts, and risk management, including at some of the equine industry’s largest conventions.

Equine Law and Horse Sense is Fershtman’s fourth book. In addition, she has contributed chapters to four other books published by the ABA.

Fershtman is also the primary contributor to Foster Swift’s Equine Law Blog,

For more information on Equine Law and Horse Sense, or to order, contact ABA Publishing at