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Michael F. Beethe


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Leading Attorney

Michael Beethe is one of the nation's leading equine industry legal practitioners. He has published Equine Law columns and articles in nationwide magazines such as The Arabian Horse Times, Saddle & Bridle, Practical Horseman, Equus, and other national and breed publications. He has also been a featured speaker at many Equine Law seminars, including the National Equine Law Conference, sponsored by the University of Kentucky School of Law.

Mr. Beethe received his MBA along with his law degree. He then worked as trial lawyer for years, where he gained experience litigating commercial contracts that went bad. His unique dual perspective allows him to identify pitfalls up front, then manage consequences when something hasn't gone according to plan.

Mike has received an AV-rating (the highest possible rating) by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory predicated on his legal expertise and professionalism. He is recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer by Law and Politics, and AZRE has named Mr. Beethe among the "People to Know in Commercial Real Estate." Mr. Beethe is also named a "Top Attorney" by Arizona Business Magazine, and has been rated "Superb" by the legal information website Avvo.

Experienced Horseman

He is actively involved in Beethe Arabians, his family's flourishing and respected Arabian horse operation. An experienced horseman, Mr. Beethe has earned National Championships in ten different disciplines, in the Arabian and National Show Horse arenas, and has been named Amateur Exhibitor of the Year by the Arabian Professional and Amateur Horseman's Association three times. Mr. Beethe is a National/Regional certified judge for both Arabians and National Show Horses, and has judged multiple regional and nationals shows.

Learn more about Mike's achievements as a horseman here.

Trusted Advisor

With firsthand knowledge and experience with the legal and business issues facing all breeds and disciplines, Mike provides legal advice and representation to breeders, trainers, horse owners, stables, equine associations, show management, and other industry professionals.

Mr. Beethe is a trusted advisor for those in the horse industry, not just in the ordinary equine law categories, but in his clients' every day business and personal matters. In addition to handling equine law issues, Mike is able to provide advice and representation with business and personal contracts, wills, marital agreements, debt settlement, insurance disputes, commercial transactions, real estate matters, personal injuries, employment issues, and more.

Find out more about Mike's other practice areas here.

For more information on the firm's equine legal services, Contact Michael F. Beethe.