Cari B. Rincker

Cari B. Rincker

Food, Farm & Family
  • Agricultural Law, Animal & Dog Law, Family Law...
  • Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York
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Cari is a licensed attorney in the States of New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Connecticut while being licensed in the District of Columbia. Cari is a general practitioner with concentrations in food/agriculture law, family/matrimonial law, civil litigation, estate planning and mediation. Rincker Law, PLLC has offices in New York City and Champaign, Illinois. Cari is a member of the Association for the Bar in the City of New York's Matrimonial Law Committee. Before starting Rincker Law, PLLC, Cari was an associate at Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC in Cheyenne, Wyoming where her broad practice areas ranged from agriculture, environmental and natural resource issues to federal lands, wind energy development, crop insurance, property law, commercial law, and probate with clients located all over the west. Cari's passion for agriculture issues is deeply rooted. She grew up on a seedstock Simmental cattle operation in Shelbyville, Illinois where she spent significant time working on her familyâs farm. She showed cattle through 4-H and FFA at both the local and national levels and was involved with the American Junior Simmental Association. Cari went on to attend Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois where she received her Associateâs in Agriculture Science and had a successful career on their livestock judging team. Cari then transferred to Texas A & M University where received her Bachelorâs of Science in Animal Science and was a member of both the Livestock and Meat Animal Evaluation judging teams and actively involved with Saddle and Sirloin and Texas Aggie Cattlewomen. At Texas A & M University, Cari was selected to participate in the Congressional Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Internship Program through the College of Agriculture. It is here that Cari received her first glimpse into agriculture law and policy during her summer working for Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX). After Texas A & M, Cari came back home to the U

Practice Areas
  • Agricultural Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Family Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Divorce
  • Trademarks
  • Estate Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • Food Law
  • Matrimonial Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and PayPal are accepted.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Both hourly and flat rate fees vary depending on complexity of project.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Illinois
New Jersey
New York
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Rincker Law, PLLC
- Current
National general practice law firm specializing in agriculture and environmental law.
Associate
Budd Falen Law Offices, LLC
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Agriculture and environmental litigation law firm based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Worked in the areas of federal lands, property rights, probate, commercial law, business formations, wind leases, and environmental law. Wrote briefs, motions, legal memorandums, and revised language in contracts.
Consultant
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Worked as a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy researching national, regional, and international legal frameworks protecting livestock biodiversity.
Law Clerk
SimmonsCooper, LLC
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Worked in the international litigation division of SimmonsCooper, LLC in New York, New York researching environmental and toxic tort litigation issues in South Africa, Australia, Nigeria, and Canada.
Advisor
Permanent Mission of the Marshal Islands to the United Nations
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Participated in the UN Diplomacy Program through Yale University, School of Forestry. Sat on the floor of the General Assembly and gave voting recommendations to Ambassador Capelle.
Intern
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
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Intern
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
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Researched food policy and regulatory issues in NCBA's office in Washington, D.C.
Intern
Los Angeles Public Counsel
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Worked in the homelessness prevention unit conducting interviews with youth in juvenile halls.
Research and Teaching Assistant
University of Illinois
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Conducted scientific research with beef cattle nutrition including distillers grain and DNA marbling markers. Teaching assistant for undergraduate animal nutrition course.
Intern
American Simmental Association
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Worked at the beef breed association's headquarters in Bozeman, Montana assisting with American Junior Simmental Classic events.
Education
Pace Law School
J.D. / Law
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Transfer student from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Honors: Certificate in Environmental Law, Certificate in International Law, Semi-Finalist in Intrascholastic Grand Moot Court Competition
Activities: Vice-Chair for National Environmental Moot Court Competition Board, Environmental Law Society, International Law Society
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
M.S. / Beef Cattle Nutrition
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Completed research in ruminant feedlot nutrition and genetic DNA markers for marbling
Activities: Research and Teaching Assistant for Dr. Larry Berger
Texas A&M University - College Station
B.S. / Animal Science
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Livestock Judging Team, Live Meat Animal Evaluation Team, Texas Aggie Cattlewomen, Collegiate 4-H, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Council
Honors: Cum Laude, Honors Program, 2001 All-American Livestock Judging Team
Lake Land College
A.S. / Agriculture
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Honors: Outstanding Agriculture Student, Talented Student Award, Phi Theta Kappa, First Place Individual at the National Western Livestock Judging Contest (2000), First Place Overall at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Livestock Judging Contest (2000), National Champion 4-H Livestock Judging Team (1999)
Awards
Metro New York Rising Star
Superlawyers
Rising Star, New York Metro
Super Lawyers
Lead Counsel Rated for Family Law
Law Info
Rising Star, New York Metro
Super Lawyers
Excellence in Agriculture Law Award
American Agriculture Law Association
Private Practice Division
Early Career Award, Distinguished Alumni
Texas A & M University, College of Agriculture
Distinguished Alumni
Lake Land College
Best Agricultural Attorney
Best of Barns Competition
Blawg 100
American Bar Association
Vision Award
American Agri-Women
Professional Associations
ABA General Practice Solo & Small Firm Division's Agriculture Law Committee
Chair
- Current
New York Agri-Women
President, Founding Member
- Current
National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA)
Agriculture Policy Committee, Property Rights & Environmental Management Committee, Tax & Credit Committee
- Current
NCBA Young Producers' Council
Chair of Public Relations Task Force
- Current
New York Farm Bureau
Member
- Current
New York Simmental Association
Member
- Current
New York State Bar Association
Animal Law Committee, Student Writing Competition Sub-Committee, Resources Sub-Committee
- Current
Bar Association for the City of New York
Member
- Current
American Farm Bureau Federation
Member
- Current
Connecticut Bar Association
Member
- Current
New York County Lawyers' Association
Member
- Current
New York State Bar Association
Agriculture and Rural Issues Committee
- Current
New Jersey State Bar Association
Animal Law Committee
- Current
New Jersey State Bar Association
Member
- Current
New York State Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Agri-Women
Member
- Current
National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA)
Member
- Current
American Simmental Association
Member
- Current
Illinois Simmental Association
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Second Report on the State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Checklist of Issues to Consider for Your Bull Lease
CattleNetwork
New York Livestock Animal Cruelty Law: What if a Non-Police Officer Comes Knocking?
New York Farm Bureau
Overview of Legal Issues Affecting the Local Food Movement
Environmental Law in New York
Top 10 Reasons Why ‘Prenups’ Are Romantic
JD Supra
Fido, Fluffy, Elmer & Elsie: New York Divorce Mediation with Companion and Farm Animals
New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
Protect Your Brand: Trademarks for Beef Cattle Operations
Chianina Journal
Protect Your Brand: Trademarks for New York Food and Agriculture Operations
New York Farm Bureau
Farm Estate and Succession Planning
SimTalk
More Than A Handshake: Embryo Transfer Contracts for the Livestock Industry
Country Folks (Eastern Edition) Vol. 39, No. 24 at 21
Handling Visits from Non Police Officers
New York Farm Bureau's Grassroots newspaper
General Partnership Agreements for Cattle Producers
North Dakota Simmental Scene
What New York Livestock Producers Should Do When a Peace Officer Comes Knocking on Their Barn Door
New York Farm Bureau's Legal Edge
The New York Agriculture Producer’s Guide to FOIA and FOIL: How to Get the Information You Need From Government Agencies
New York Farm Bureau's Legal Edge
Livestock Producers Should Build Their Case Against Farm Animal Cruelty Charges
New York Beef Producer
Obama's Push for Renewable Energies: How To Negotiate a Wind Energy Lease Agreement on Behalf of Private Landowners
American Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Business Law Reporter
Contemplating a Wind Lease?
Western Ag Reporter
How To Assist Farmers and Ranchers To Negotiate A Wind Lease On Their Property
Agriculture Law Update
How To Negotiate a Wind Lease on Your Property
BEEF
COOL's Stalled Final Rule has Potential Implications for Livestock Producers
Beef It News
Country of Origin Labeling and Its Potential Trade Implications in the Obama Administration
American Bar Association, Agriculture Management Committee Newsletter
Cool: What Does It Mean To You?
SimTalk
The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Predicting carcass composition in early-weaned Simmental steers by using a combination of expected progeny differences, real-time ultrasound, live Evaluation, and the GeneSTAR marbling marker.
Professional Animal Science
Relationship among GeneSTAR marbling marker, intramuscular fat deposition, and expected progeny differences in early-weaned Simmental steers
Journal of Animal Science
Speaking Engagements
Overview of the Veterinary Feed Directive, American Agriculture Law Association Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK
American Agriculture Law Association
Overview of Common Agriculture Contracts, Lawline Webinar, New York, New York
Lawline
I give an overview of several different types of agriculture contracts including agriculture production contracts, purchase agreements (for land, livestock, and farm machinery), leases (for land/farms, livestock/bulls/stallions, and farm machinery), partnership agreements, custom feeding arrangements, and stock cattle contracts.
1031 Exchanges for the Agriculture Industry, Webinar
American Bar Association
Common Equine Contracts: What They Are, Pitfalls to Avoid, and Ideas for Effective Drafting, Webinar
American Bar Association
Survey of Legal Issues Affecting Livestock Producers, Food, Beverage & Agriculture Law Event, Webinar
Lawline
Overview of Farm Leases, Webinar
Lawline
Drafting Embryo Transfer Contracts for Cattle Producers, Webinar
Lawline
Counseling Farmers, Ranchers, Agri-Businesses and Food Entrepreneurs on Insurance, Webinar
American Bar Association
Overview of Intellectual Property Law Affecting Farmers, Agri-Businesses and Food Entrepreneurs, Webinar
American Bar Association
Protecting the Agri-Business: Managing Contracts, Trademarks and Non-Disclosure Agreements, Lawline.com, New York, New York
Lawline
Overview of New York Farm Animal Welfare Law, Lawline.com, New York, New York
Lawline
Building a Law Practice Brick by Brick, New York, NY
Lawline
This presentation was a roundtable discussion among 3 lawyers about hanging your own shingle. Recording is available via Lawline.com
Crop and Livestock Insurance from the Ground Up
American Bar Association
Crop and Livestock Insurance from the Ground Up
American Bar Association
Counseling the Local Food Movement
American Bar Association
Overview of Employment and Labor Law for Farms and Ranches
American Bar Association
Counseling Farmers, Food Entrepreneurs, and Restaurants on Food Labeling Laws
American Bar Association
Overview of Employment and Labor Law for Farms and Ranche
American Bar Association
Counseling the Local Food Movement (Part I and Part II), New York, NY
Lawline
1031 Exchanges for the Agriculture Industry
American Bar Association
Common Equine Contracts: What They Are, Pitfalls to Avoid, and Ideas for Effective Drafting, New York, NY
American Bar Association
Survey of Legal Issues Affecting Livestock Producers, (Food, Beverage & Agriculture Law Event, New York, NY
Lawline
Overview of Embryo Transfer Contracts for Livestock Producers, New York, NY
Lawline
Overview of Farm Leases, New York, NY
Lawline
Finding the Right Balance: Technology vs. Tradition, New York Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference, Syracuse, New York
New York Farm Bureau
Overview of New York Animal Welfare Law, New York Farm Bureau’s Farm Animal Welfare Symposium: Why Isn’t Good Care Enough?, Syracuse, New York
New York Farm Bureau
Overview of Hot Topics in Livestock Animal Law, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ
New Jersey State Bar Association
Partnership Agreements, American Agriculture Law Association’s Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas
American Agriculture Law Association
When Activists Come Calling- Know Your Rights, Animal Agriculture Alliance Annual Stakeholders Summit, Washington, D.C.
Animal Agriculture Alliance
Sustainability Developments in ‘Big Ag, New York, NY
Association for the Bar in the City of New York
Survey of Local Food Law, White Plains, NY
Pace University, School of Law
Drafting Embryo Transfer Contracts for Livestock Producers, Texas Bar CLE, Lubbock, Texas
Texas Bar Association
Overview of Divorce Paths in New York, New York, New York
Manhattan BNI Chapter 29
Protecting the Agri-Business: Managing Contracts, Trademarks, and Non-Disclosure Agreements, Fifth Annual Ohio Agricultural Law Symposium, Columbus, Ohio
Overview of Common Agricultural Contracts, Food & Farm CLE, Cary, NC
North Carolina Bar Association
Survey of Technology Used in the Food and Agriculture Law Office, American Agriculture Law Association’s Annual Meetin, Madison, WI
American Agriculture Law Association
Using Business Entities as a Risk Management Tool to Help Organic Growth for Your Food & Agriculture Business, NOFA-NY Annual Meeting, Upstate, New York
NOFA-NY
Overview of Farm Leases, American Farmland Trust Legal Workshop, Westchester, New York
American Agriculture Law Association
AALA Roundtable: Getting Paid – Billing and Collection Strategies for the Food and Agriculture Lawyer, American Agriculture Law Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico
American Agriculture Law Association
A Consultation with Cari: Divorce Mediation, New York, New York
Manhattan BNI Chapter 29
Overview of Business Entities, Liabilities and Insurance, New York, New York
GrowNYC
A Primer on Matrimonial Law in New York, Bridging the Gap, New York, New York
Fordham University School of Law
Counseling the Livestock Operator to Prevent & React to Undercover Surveillance, New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, New York, New York
New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law
Overview of Laws Regulating Antibiotics in Livestock & Policy Positions of Stakeholder Groups, Association for the Bar for the City of New York’s Committee on Animal Law and Health Law Committee, New York, New York
Association for the Bar for the City of New York’s Committee on Animal Law and Health Law Committee
Videos
Full Video for "Onward & Upward: Guide for Getting Through New York Divorce & Family Law Issues"

This comprehensive divorce and family law book is truly one-of-a-kind. It offers the perspectives of attorneys and professionals on a myriad of family and matrimonial law topics. For more information, visit www.nyfamilylawbook.com

Lawline Lecture: Overview of New York Farm Animal Welfare Law

This Lawline lecture discusses animal cruelty law in New York as it applies to farm animals. I first give the national perspective of farm animal welfare law and then delve into New York's laws. I talk about the New York Agriculture & Markets law and then briefly touch upon criminal procedure with the search and seizure of farm animals. Full presentation materials and CLE credits for you lawyers are available directly at Lawline.

Protecting the Food or Agri-Business: Managing Contracts, Trademarks and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Lawline presentation on Protecting the Agribusiness: Managing Contracts, Trademarks and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Drafting Embryo Transfer Contracts for Cattle Producers

This is my Lawline presentation on embryo transfer contracts.

Overview of Farm Leases

This is my Lawline presentation on farm leases.

"Survey of Animal Issues Affecting Live Stock Producers"- Cari Rincker

My lawline presentation on livestock law issues.

Counseling the Local Food Movement in New York Part 2

Counseling the Local Food Movement Part II

Counseling the Local Food Movement Part 1

My Lawline presentation on Local Food Law Part I

How to Start and Build a Food and Agriculture Law Practice

My Lawline presentation on building an agriculture law practice.

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Contact & Map
Rincker Law, PLLC- New York Office
535 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
USA
Telephone: (212) 427-2049
Fax: (212) 202-6077
Rincker Law, PLLC - Illinois Office
301 N. Neil Street, 4th Floor
Champaign, IL 61820
USA
Telephone: (217) 254-5858
Fax: (212) 202-6077