The Top 20 Animal Law Issues That Every Virginia Practitioner Should Know (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $135 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 8/31/2016


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO of the October 2013 webcast, The Top 20 Animal Law Issues That Every Virginia Practitioner Should Know.

Topics covered include:

  • Leash laws
  • Pets as property vs. something more
  • Legal issues associated with animal abuse and neglect
  • Landlord/tenant disputes involving animals
  • Dog-fighting laws
  • Contracts for sale of animals
  • Boarding contracts and releases of liability
  • Dealing with wild animals on private property
  • Pets in wills, pet trusts, and other estate planning tools

Animal law is currently one of the fastest growing fields of law. This emerging practice area touches on a number of different disciplines, including family law, estate planning, criminal law, litigation, and torts. Our expert faculty will bring you up to date on some of Virginia’s most important animal law issues, and will provide you with practical answers to some of your clients’ most pressing concerns. Take advantage of this opportunity to get up to speed in this important and ever-changing area of the law.


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Lucy Ivanoff, Ivanoff Law / Staunton

Originally from Philadelphia and New York, Lucy Ivanoff brings 30 years of domestic and international legal and real estate experience to the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas.  She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.  She earned her law degree from Villanova University School of Law, followed by a masters in tax law from Temple University School of Law. 

Ms. Ivanoff has practiced in the real estate and business fields handling complex, multi-million dollar acquisitions, along with sales and financing transactions, since 1978.  In 2004 and 2005, Lucy was named to the Virginia Business Journal’s “Virginia Legal Elite” in the area of real estate law.  She is a fierce advocate of both animal welfare and elder rights. 

Krysia C. Nelson, Attorney at Law / Charlottesville

Serving the industry’s many needs, including contract drafting, risk management, business organization and consulting, and litigation, Krysia Nelson represents leading horse owners, trainers, riders, breeders, equestrian facilities, major farms, clubs, and associations across all nationally and internationally recognized disciplines. She frequently defends the competition privileges of both professional and amateur riders before the national (USEF) and international (FEI) governing bodies of the sport.

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