Frost Brown Todd Attorney Named Chair of the National Conference on Equine Law
The University of Kentucky’s Continuing Legal Education office has announced the appointment of Frost Brown Todd attorney, Joel Turner, as the new Chair of the National Conference on Equine Law. The Conference, known nationally as the preeminent conference of its kind, draws attendees from across North America as well as overseas. Turner’s Louisville-based practice focuses primarily on matters regarding equine law and he serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Equine Law Practice Group.
Turner is replacing Robert Beck, who has served in this capacity for the past five years. In this role as Chair, Turner will work with the Planning Committee and Kevin Bucknam, Director of the UK CLE Program, to develop the Conference agenda and will moderate the Conference. Upon being named Chair, Turner said, “It has always been a pleasure working with Kevin and the members of the Planning Committee to put together the program each year. It is an honor to be asked to lead this fine group of lawyers and I look forward to working with them to uphold the high standards our predecessors have established for the Conference.” This past spring Turner’s firm, Frost Brown Todd LLC, was named as counsel for the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games which will take place in Lexington, Kentucky in 2010.
Turner is involved in a full range of equine legal services including syndicate, co-ownership, partnership and limited liability company agreements, equine lending documentation, purchase and sale agreements, private and public placements, administrative hearings and appeals, gaming regulatory matters, tax and estate planning, and litigation. He is knowledgeable in racing legislation in the United States and is actively working with horsemen throughout the country to attend to the needs of breeders, owners and trainers. His knowledge of the horse industry allows him to handle legal problems within that industry efficiently and successfully and he will be a vital resource to the UK/CLE equine law program planning committee throughout 2007.