Joanne Belasco

Joanne Belasco

Windhorse Legal - A Convenient and Affordable Web-Based Law Firm
  • Trademarks, Intellectual Property, Business Law ...
  • Massachusetts
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That’s me, Jo Belasco, Esq., in the picture with one of my horses, a Mustang mare named Reboot. You won’t see many pictures like that as an attorney profile picture, but I’m not your average attorney. I know that a lot of people are afraid of attorneys and the law. I believe the law is a tool we can use to enrich our lives. My job is help you understand the law and use it in a way that helps you.

I do my job by explaining the law to you, not talking down to you or making you feel intimidated by it. One of my favorite things to do is make the law understandable and accessible to you. You shouldn’t be afraid of the law, and you certainly shouldn’t be afraid of the lawyer helping you. I have been an attorney since 1993 so I have the legal knowledge and experience you need and want in an attorney.

My law firm, Windhorse Legal, PLLC, is entirely virtual. I work with you via phone, email, or Skype. I practice equine law, trademark law, copyright law, animal law, and business law. I do not do any litigation. I have consultations available at 30 minutes for $125 or 60 minutes for $250. Contact me today, and let's see how I can help you!

Practice Areas
  • Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Equine Law
Video Chat and Conferencing
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  • Skype
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I charge $125 for a 30-minute consultation and $250 for a 60-minute consultation. I charge all flat fees for my services and provide my fee schedule on my law firm's website.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (1993) | Law
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Boston College
B.A. (1990) | Psychology
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Massachusetts  # 564054
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Windhorse Legal, PLLC
Legal Answers
9 Questions Answered

Q. Basically if I lost someone’s dog and we weren’t able to find it could I be sued?
A: A situation like that really depends on the details. Dogs are considered property in Massachusetts, so it's similar, as awful as this sounds, to losing someone's property. Anyone can sue, so it comes down to whether you would be found responsible for the loss. And, as I said, that really is going to depend on the specific details.
Q. Should I include any sort of legal text/disclaimer on my clothing store website?
A: Congratulations on your first online clothing store! In order to protect your brand, you should file a trademark registration as soon as you can. On your actual website, you want to make sure you have a Privacy Policy statement and Terms of Use. In addition, if you are selling to GDPR countries, you want to make sure that you are complying with GDPR or you may be opening yourself up to substantial fines. If you have more questions or need any help with trademark or business legal matters, feel free to email me at
Q. If somebody gives me a dog as a gift how do I get it registered under my name
A: I can't answer your situation specifically because you aren't my client. Generally speaking, there are various ways to prove dog ownership, such as being the owner on a microchip ID, being listed as an owner at the vet, registering the dog with the city or town to get a dog license, and even being listed as the owner on a breed registry (although that may not be used as the sole proof of ownership). If you have more questions, feel free to email me at
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Contact & Map
Boston Office
10 Bremen Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Cell: (617) 991-8905
Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Sunday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Notice: I work entirely online, so I can work with you via email even if it's after hours.
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