The Equine Expert is a renowned equine firm spanning dozens of disciplines and specializations in the Equine Industry by first-class horsemen and women, professional and top amateurs, with hands-on knowledge of the horse world. With a collaborative firm culture and a reputation for unparalleled professionalism and integrity, their hand- picked team of equestrian experts provide expert witness services in a variety of areas such as business, insurance, liability, equine death, sales, valuations, fraud, estates, taxes, and medical malpractice.
Litigation Support - Bridget R. Brandon and her team at The Equine Expert support defendants and plaintiffs throughout the United States in State and Federal courts by providing expert testimony, consulting services, litigation support, formation of case strategy, quantifying of damages, settlement negotiations, and assisting the legal team to better understand the sensitivity of the issues involved. Specializing in high-stakes, complex matters, they work collaboratively to create appropriate, well-reasoned research and analysis, advice, reports and expert testimony.
Because the cost of a lawsuit is so steep, make sure your "horse transaction" is memorialized with a lawyer-prepared, well-written contract. The small contract prep charge will be a fraction of litigation expenses and heartbreak. If you cannot locate an equine attorney, an attorney specializing in contracts will work just fine. It always amazes me that written contracts are not demanded of every horse purchase or sale. Even on "small&qout; transactions…demand them in writing or do not do the "deal&qout;!
There are some very important preliminary questions you should always ask when buying a horse. These screening questions should be asked right up front. If at all possible, you should ask these questions initially on the phone prior to seeing the horse.
Open-ended horse deals are quickly coming to an end. Florida has a statute (Section 535.16 of the Florida Statutes) and the California Legislature recently amended a similar one that now requires written documentation for horse sales.
Brian Zimmerman, PE, has over 35 years of experience in the Commercial HVAC Engineering and Design market. The past 13 years, Mr. Zimmerman has designed over 350 Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Facilities across the US and Canada.
Mr. Zimmerman is an expert in sizing and specifying HVAC equipment in the indoor cannabis and controlled environmental agriculture (CEA) markets. His specialty is in HVAC equipment sizing, control, and capabilities for maintaining stable design setpoints for temperature and relative humidity (RH).
Litigation Support - A Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, Arizona, and California, Mr. Zimmerman provides expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. Cases include issues with cannabis cultivation and other indoor agriculture facilities. Services include on-site inspection, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
Areas of Expertise:
Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Environment
Cannabis Cultivation Engineering
Indoor Cannabis HVAC Requirements
Vapor Pressure Differentials (VPD)
Background Experience - Mr. Zimmerman served as the Executive Vice President of Engineering at Urban-Gro, Inc. from 2019 through August 2022. He was previously the President and Owner of Impact Engineering, Inc., a company acquired by Urban-Gro in March 2019. Mr. Zimmerman founded this company in 1997 to provide full-service HVAC, plumbing, and electrical engineering, and consulting for the cannabis commercial development industry.
In 2009, Mr. Zimmerman and his team at Impact Engineering designed the first cultivation facility in Colorado for Medicine Man Technologies. Since then, Impact Engineering has designed over 350 cannabis cultivation facilities across the US and in Canada. Mr. Zimmerman has perfected the ability to size and control the indoor environment with mechanical equipment to maximize the quantity, quality, health and consistency of product from harvest-to-harvest.
Moss Adams provides forensic accounting, litigation support, business valuations in addition to our tax and audit practice. They specialize in the areas of Health Care, Manufacturing and Distribution, Real Estate Construction, Agri-Business, and Information Technology.
Moss Adams is a fully integrated professional services firm dedicated to assisting clients with growing, managing, and protecting prosperity. With more than 3,400 professionals across more than 25 locations in the West and beyond, they work with many of the world’s most innovative companies and leaders. Their strength in the middle market enables them to advise clients at all intervals of development—from start-up, to rapid growth and expansion, to transition.
Moss Adams' Fresno offices are home to audit, tax, and consulting professionals serving clients in the agriculture, construction, manufacturing, health care, and not-for-profit industries. The Fresno offices also have specialty practices in valuation, litigation support, estate planning, employee benefit plans, and other value-added services.
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