Cari Rincker
Cari Rincker is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Washington D.C.  She is a general practitioner in New York City with concentrations in food, agriculture law and family law. She is also mediator, prolific writer, and articulate speaker. Before starting Rincker Law, PLLC, Cari was an associate at Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC in Cheyenne, Wyoming where her broad practice areas ranged from agriculture, environmental and natural resource issues to federal lands, wind energy development, crop insurance, property law, commercial law, and probate with clients located all over the west.

Cari’s passion for agriculture issues is deeply rooted. She grew up on a seedstock Simmental cattle operation in Shelbyville, Illinois where she spent significant time working on her family’s farm. She showed cattle through 4-H and FFA at both the local and national levels and was involved with the American Junior Simmental Association.
Cari went on to attend Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois where she received her Associate’s in Agriculture Science and had a successful career on its livestock judging team including being selected as First Place in Oral Reasons at the National Western Livestock Show and First Place Overall at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Cari then transferred to Texas A & M University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science. After Texas A & M, Cari came back home to the University of Illinois to complete her Masters of Science in Ruminant Nutrition where her concentration was in beef feedlot nutrition. 
Due to her passion for law and policy, Cari decided to complete her Juris Doctor from Pace University, School of Law, in White Plains, New York. At Pace, Cari completed certificates in both Environmental Law and International Law and was a Vice-Chair on the National Environmental Moot Court Competition Board. While at Pace, Cari participated in Yale University’s School of Forestry’s Environmental Diplomacy program.
Cari continues to have her boots planted firmly in agriculture and enjoys judging livestock shows and taking pictures of the livestock industry and rural life. She is the co-owner of Rincker Cattle Company, a SimAngus operation in Shelbyville, Illinois, and is on the leadership board for National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Young Producers' Council.
Cari is a nationally renown food and agriculture lawyer. With a transactional practice, she helps farmers, agri-businesses and food entrepreneurs with the following practice areas: 
  • Animal Law (including livestock animal cruelty law, pet law, equine Law, & veterinary malpractice)
  • Business Formations & Planning (e.g., D/B/A’s, general partnerships, (Family) Limited Partnerships, (Family) Limited Liability Companies, and Corporations, buy-sell agreements)
  • Contract Law (e.g., livestock sales, livestock leases, embryo transfer contracts, non-disclosure agreements)
  • Commercial Law (e.g., insurance review)
  • Crop & Livestock Insurance Assistance
  • Employment & Labor Law (e.g., volunteer farm labor, “in kind” compensation, employee handbooks, Fair Labor Standards Act regulation, child labor laws)
  • Energy Law (e.g., wind energy leases, solar power purchase agreements)
  • Environmental Law (e.g., Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act)
  • Estate and Succession Planning (e.g., Last Will and Testaments, Living Wills, Health Care Proxies, Revocable Living Trusts, Pet Trusts)
  • Food Law (e.g., food labeling, dietary supplement regulation, Food Safety Modernization Act, National Organic Program, egg regulation, permits)
  • Grant Applications (e.g., state and federal grant applications)
  • International Law (e.g., international business transactions, international trade)
  • Land Use & Zoning (e.g., Agriculture Districts and Right-to-Farm law)
  • Local Food Law (e.g., direct farm marketing with farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture, on-farm poultry slaughter, home-based food processing)
  • Pre- and Post- Judgment Debt Collection (prosecution and defense)
  • Intellectual Property (including copyrights and trademarks)
  • Landlord-Tenant Law (e.g., commercial leases, farm leases)
  • Property Law (e.g., real estate closings, easements)
  • Technology Law (e.g., Terms of Use, Privacy Statement, Cyber Insurance)

Contact Cari Rincker

Contact Cari Rincker

Rincker Law, PLLC
535 Fifth Avenue
Suite 444
New York, New York  10017
Phone: 212-427-2049
Cell Phone: 646-717-2659
Fax: 212-202-6077


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  • Connecticut
  • DC
  • New Jersey
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