Paul Husband has garnered four decades of professional experience as an expert in equine, tax and entertainment law. Having established himself as a renowned leader in the legal profession, Mr. Husband has been practicing via his private firm, Husband Law, since 2002. He practiced privately through other firms from 1991 to 2002. Mr. Husband entered the legal arena as an associate with Coskey, Coskey & Boxer in Los Angeles. He then joined the Beverly Hills-based firm Cooper, Epstein & Hurewitz, and, eventually, he made partner with the firm Husband & Morris from 1984 to 1989. Subsequently, Mr. Husband served as partner with Husband & Roberts, servicing clients throughout Los Angeles and Encino, Calif.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College in 1972, Mr. Husband went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1977. He has since gained admission to the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, U.S. Tax Court, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
A lifelong horseman and the son of Arabian horse breeders Dr. Bert Husband and Ruth Husband, Mr. Husband’s entrance into his field was almost natural. Notably, his parents bred the late Khemosabi, a bay Arabian stallion known for his many victories in horse competitions. Through his equine law practice, Mr. Husband learned firsthand about the troubles that can arise in regard to stallion syndication — defined as when a group of people join together to purchase shares in a horse for a professional horse rider. He developed different methods that made legally dividing ownership and profits a much more fluid process, such as treating certain syndicates like securities. According to the firm’s website, “This allowed shareholders to sell stallion breedings at a controlled price and pay syndicate expenses out of funds from sales of breeding rights. A stallion syndication then functions like a small business for a greater profit by eliminating competition within the syndication.”
Over the course of his career, Mr. Husband has served as an extremely active member of the legal community, having maintained affiliation with a multitude of organizations, including the California State Bar’s Tax Section Committee, ABA, World Arabian Horse Organization, Beverly Hills Bar Association, San Fernando Valley Bar Association and International Arabian Horse Association. Since 1997, he has served as general counsel for the International Animated Film Association. Additionally, Mr. Husband currently holds the title of director for the American College of Equine Attorneys, where he also formerly served as a fellow in 2005. Some of his other past professional appointments include serving as chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, chair of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s Tax Section, and as a member of the executive committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Entertainment Section.
In honor of his accomplishments, Mr. Husband has been recognized through multiple listings in several Marquis Who’s Who publications, such as Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the World. His legal insight has been published in leading periodicals and journals, and his expertise has been showcased at several forums, such as the Commerce Clearing House, where he spoke on subject of “Equine Industries: Tax Issues” in 2016 and 2017.
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