Outfitters Outfitters nationwide are especially susceptible to penalties under wildlife laws, as they may be liable both for their own actions as outfitters under various outfitting laws, as well as the actions of the hunters who pay them for their outfitting and guiding services. Outfitters must meet all of the requirements provided for under their state's laws which are necessary to obtain an outfitting license to guide hunters within that state. Individuals may be charged criminally for providing unregistered outfitting services. In addition to meeting the requirements for obtaining an outfitter's license, outfitters must ensure that the hunters they guide follow all the applicable hunting laws and regulations. If the outfitter fails to do so, he or she may be charged with violations for acts committed by the hunters in his or her group. For instance, in many states an outfitter may be charged with the illegal sale of wildlife for guiding a hunter that ultimately engages in illegal hunting or taking of wildlife. As such, it is important for outfitters to ensure that all individuals who have paid he or she for outfitting services comply with all wildlife laws. Consult a wildlife attorney immediately if you have been charged with illegal outfitting, so that our aggressive attorneys can intervene early on and defend you against the allegations so that you can maintain your license to outfit, and avoid serious criminal convictions. Transactional Services for Outfitters While assisting clients with criminal and civil matters is an important part of the services that WildlifeLawyers.com, provides to wildlife outfitters, a similarly critical piece of our work involves protecting our clients from the occurrence of these events via our experienced transactional attorneys. Although outfitters may typically only think of hiring our firm in the event that criminal or civil litigation has been enacted against them, the transactional attorneys of WildlifeLawyers.com can assist in the prevention of these court actions by the following: Assistance and procurement of proper licenses with applicable federal, state and local authorities; Establishment of corporate entity structures to limit personal liability for outfitters and provide maximum taxation benefits; Drafting necessary outfitter client agreement forms and important waiver documentation for injuries that may occur to clients during outfitting; Drafting of necessary lease and/or ownership documents for land being used by outfitters for benefit of clients; and Assistance with proper titling of outfitter company assets to ensure that they are not inter-mingled with personal assets of owners of outfitter company. Negotiate leases and the terms of leases with private, state and federal land owners. Draft and negotiate lease terms with tribal entities. These services can be an invaluable piece of protection for outfitters in order to help prevent court or administrative legal actions and allow for smooth operation of an outfitting business. If you own an outfitting business or are considering the possibility of opening one, please contact our office to discuss the important steps you should take to protect you, your family and your business.