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2017 National Conference on Equine Law

Los Angeles, California: Catanese & Wells, a nationally recognized equine law firm, announced today that its founder T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. presented a guest lecture at the 32nd Annual National Conference on Equine Law held at Keeneland Race Course at Lexington, Kentucky on May 3rd and May 4th of 2017. Mr. Catanese, as a member of the teaching faculty, presented a speech on Preparing to Win the Equine Case:  Common Issues & Tactics. “I am thankful for the opportunity to share my opinions related to equine litigation, particularly before many other attorneys, experts and equine participants at the beautiful Keeneland Racetrack.”  The University of Kentucky has offered and sponsored the national equine event for 32 years. The equine conference draws attorneys, accountants, expert witnesses, and other professionals from around the world involved in the horse industry. This year’s event was the fifth year of the event at the historic Keeneland Race Course.

To learn more about T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. please visit the Catanese & Wells website at www.cataneselaw.com. Mr. Catanese publishes a quarterly newsletter regarding equine legal issues. The newsletter is available upon request. Mr. Catanese may be reached directly at the law firm at (818) 707-0407.


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Catanese & Wells Law Corporation Instructs the California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force (CRCPTF) on Equine Law

Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2016 - T. Randolph Catanese, Esq., and David Yoshida, Esq., of Catanese & Wells Law Corporation, recently taught an equine law seminar to the California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force (CRCPTF) at the CRCPTF's quarterly meeting held on August 2, 2016.

Catanese & Wells was proud to volunteer to speak at the CRCPTF quarterly meeting and enlighten the Task Force on important topics about equine law. The seminar covered a variety of essential equine subject matters, including personal injury, legal and equitable ownership of horses, criminal and civil trespass, civil horse boarding disputes, and animal cruelty statutes and remedies.

"After getting feedback from almost everyone who attended the meeting, they all said Catanese & Wells' presentation was the best," said Detective Chip Cadman of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, who organized the event. "The participants said the presentation was presented very well and Mr. Catanese and Mr. Yoshida were very well spoken. The presentation was applicable and could be used during investigations into horse theft and additional issues that arise out of those claims between parties."

He continued, "The most informative part covered the civil issues which arise from horse sales and trading with minimal paperwork or paper trail to follow. I think the areas covered related to our job field, and I can't think of any topics that could have been added. It was a successful training that certainly benefited the members of the CRCPTF."

About Catanese & Wells, A Law Corporation:

Headquartered in Southern California, Catanese & Wells, A Law Corporation, was formed in 1989 to provide innovative and specialized legal representation to clients. Its practice groups include Equine Law, Civil Litigation, Estate Litigation and Business Law. The Equine Group represents clients throughout the United States and internationally in all areas of equine business from contract preparation/review, purchasing and sales transactions, boarding agreements, racing and licensing, breeding issues, insurance claims, fraud and misrepresentation, veterinary malpractice, rider safety issues, and equine-related business operations. Clients include owners, breeders, trainers, agents, riders, boarders, veterinarians, caretakers, and stable managers.

Additional information about Catanese & Wells can be found at http://www.cataneselaw.com.

About California Rural Crimes Prevention Task Force:

The mission of the California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force is to develop solutions to the unique crime problems that afflict citizens in rural areas throughout California. The Task Force is committed to making the individuals, businesses and property of rural communities safer. To accomplish this mission, the Task Force seeks to forge stronger alliances between itself and rural communities, to educate the public concerning the extent and seriousness of rural crime, and to focus its efforts on the prevention of crime in rural regions of the State, while seeking to improve its overall response. Learn more at http://www.crcptf.org/.


T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. Is Admitted to the American College of Equine Attorneys - In 2011 Mr. Catanese, the senior
attorney for Catanese & Wells, was admitted to the American College of Equine Attorneys. Very few attorneys are part of this prestigious group which exists to promote the equine industry through awareness and education. For more information about this news Click Here


T. Randolph Catanese As Guest Speaker Annual National Conference on Equine Law on April 30th and May 1st, 2014
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Founder of Catanese & Wells, T. Randolph Catanese, Esq., will be a member of the faculty for the 29th Annual National Conference on Equine Law. The conference, presented by The University of Kentucky College of Law, will take place at Keeneland Race Course at Lexington, Kentucky on April 30th and May 1st of 2014. Catanese & Wells is a nationally recognized equine law firm located in Westlake Village, California.

Mr. Catanese will discuss agency in the horse business (relationships with trainers, partners, etc.), the new laws regarding the requirements of the bill of sale in horse sales, and why agency issues arise in the most litigated cases in the horse business. He will also touch upon how to use jury instructions and state law to advance a client’s case in these areas.

"I am honored to be invited as a guest lecturer for the 29th Annual National Conference on Equine Law put on by the University of Kentucky in Lexington," said Mr. Catanese. "I look forward to speaking at the event and hearing from other guest speakers within the industry."

The 29th Annual National Conference on Equine Law will feature other guest speakers on equine law, including attorneys, accountants, expert witnesses, and other professionals involved in the horse industry. This will be the second year that the equine conference is held at the historic Keeneland Race Course.

About Catanese & Wells:

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. has been a practicing equine lawyer since 1983. He later co-founded Catanese & Wells, conveniently headquartered in Ventura County between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Mr. Catanese is a member of the California Bar, the Federal Bar and is admitted to practice before all courts in the state of California. He is also a member of the California State Bar Litigation, Estate and Business Law Sections. Mr. Catanese regularly participates in the Los Angeles County and Ventura County Bar Associations.

To learn more about Catanese & Wells, please visit the Catanese & Wells website at www.cataneselaw.com. Mr. Catanese publishes a quarterly newsletter regarding equine legal issues. The newsletter is available upon request. Mr. Catanese may be reached directly at the law firm at (818) 707-0407.


Catanese and Wells Announces Complementary Estate and Probate Law Seminar
(PRWEB) December 03, 2013 - Catanese & Wells, a law corporation based in Westlake Village that specializes in California probate law, recently announced that it would be offering complementary seminars to the public to address common issues which arise in the creation of wills and trusts. The firm will also discuss the problems which occur after the parents have passed away and the children are left with the parents’ estate.

Topics will include – when is a will or a trust open to a legal challenge, what are early signs of undue influence or fraud on an elderly person, what effect does a “no contest” clause mean in an estate document, as well as the definition of a conservatorship in California. Catanese & Wells will be offering the complementary seminars starting in January of 2014 throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

"Our firm is excited about the opportunity to share our experience and opinions related to common problems facing most families when they have elderly parents or grandparents," said Mr. Catanese, a senior attorney with the firm. "Many people do not understand what can happen in the courtroom after someone dies and they leave a will or a trust which is suspect or incomplete, our hope is to provide some insight to seminar guests to help them better understand some of the real pitfalls in estate planning.”

Catanese & Wells plans on publishing the specific dates and locations of the seminars in 2014.

About Catanese & Wells:
To learn more about T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. or Catanese & Wells please visit the law firm website at http://www.cataneselaw.com. Catanese & Wells publishes a quarterly newsletter regarding probate and estate legal issues. The newsletter is available upon request. Mr. Catanese may be reached directly at the law firm at (818) 707-0407.