With 30 years of experience in the courtroom, and winning experience in the saddle as well, attorney Robin Trupp offers a unique level of expertise to the equestrian industry. Trupp is a partner maintaining a full-time litigation practice in the Tampa and West Palm Beach offices of Arnstein & Lehr. He also competed in the show jumping ring for many years, including in the American Gold Cup and the American Invitational. Trupp’s skill set allows him to offer legal expertise for equine professionals in any case.
Trupp began riding when he was just 11 years old, had multiple victories in the hunter and jumper rings. He was eventually candidate for the Pan American Games before pursing a career in law. Trupp received his MBA JD from Tulane and passed the Bar in 1981. When he returned to Florida as a litigation attorney, his son Austin began riding, having his own success from the pony ring to the Open Jumpers.
As a partner at Arnstein & Lehr, Trupp is no stranger to the courtroom and when it comes to “bet-the-company” litigation, his clients rely on his 30-plus years of experience in trying major cases. He is often the first choice for other attorneys seeking a driven litigator to resolve their clients’ disputes. Because of his keen eye for successful litigation strategies, Mr. Trupp approaches each case with a unique perspective, preparing it for trial from the beginning.
Trupp’s niche in equine law has led to him overseeing the transfer and ownership of horses, as well as interests in horses, and matters impacting the industry. He offers services in purchase and sales disputes, setting up entities for multiple owner syndications, administrative hearings about rules and violations.
“I enjoy working in the equestrian industry because I understand the qualms,” explained Trupp. “I understand what it means to have a hock injected. I understand the ramifications of certain things. I can cut through those kinds of things. I have grown up with horses and I know the business.”
Trupp added, “I know most of the idiosyncrasies of the horse world. Like if someone buys a horse and crashes it in a water jump and says it’s not jumping a water jump clean, it’s not the seller’s fault.”
Over the years, Trupp has represented clients in front of the AHSA and USEF Boards for infractions. He has also represented veterinarians, horse show managers, buyers, sellers, and riders who have been injured. Many people in the industry seek out Trupp’s expertise so that he can offer the best advice and representation available.
For more information about Robin Trupp, please call (813) 254-1400 or email RSTrupp@arnstein.com.