Cari B. Rincker

New York City, New York
Experience: 10 years
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About Cari B. Rincker

Cari is a licensed attorney in the States of New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Connecticut while being licensed in the District of Columbia. Cari is a general practitioner with concentrations in food/agriculture law, family/matrimonial law, civil litigation, estate planning and mediation. Rincker Law, PLLC has offices in New York City and Champaign, Illinois. Cari is a member of the Association for the Bar in the City of New York's Matrimonial Law Committee. 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 familyâs 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 Associateâs in Agriculture Science and had a successful career on their livestock judging team. Cari then transferred to Texas A & M University where received her Bachelorâs of Science in Animal Science and was a member of both the Livestock and Meat Animal Evaluation judging teams and actively involved with Saddle and Sirloin and Texas Aggie Cattlewomen. At Texas A & M University, Cari was selected to participate in the Congressional Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Internship Program through the College of Agriculture. It is here that Cari received her first glimpse into agriculture law and policy during her summer working for Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX). After Texas A & M, Cari came back home to the U

Language(s) Spoken by Cari B. Rincker

  • English : Spoken, Written

Practice Areas

  • Agricultural Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Trademarks


  • Credit Cards AcceptedMastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and PayPal are accepted.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional InformationBoth hourly and flat rate fees vary depending on complexity of project.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • ConnecticutSince 2008
  • District of ColumbiaSince 2009
  • IllinoisSince 2014
  • New JerseySince 2007
  • New YorkSince 2008

Professional Experience

  • Principal Attorney Rincker Law, PLLC 2009 - Current National general practice law firm specializing in agriculture and environmental law.
  • Associate Budd Falen Law Offices, LLC 2008 - 2009 Agriculture and environmental litigation law firm based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Worked in the areas of federal lands, property rights, probate, commercial law, business formations, wind leases, and environmental law. Wrote briefs, motions, legal memorandums, and revised language in contracts.
  • Consultant Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2006 - 2007 Worked as a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy researching national, regional, and international legal frameworks protecting livestock biodiversity.
  • Law Clerk SimmonsCooper, LLC 2006 - 2006 Worked in the international litigation division of SimmonsCooper, LLC in New York, New York researching environmental and toxic tort litigation issues in South Africa, Australia, Nigeria, and Canada.
  • Advisor Permanent Mission of the Marshal Islands to the United Nations 2006 - 2006 Participated in the UN Diplomacy Program through Yale University, School of Forestry. Sat on the floor of the General Assembly and gave voting recommendations to Ambassador Capelle.
  • Intern Philadelphia District Attorney's Office 2005 - 2005
  • Intern National Cattlemen's Beef Association 2004 - 2004 Researched food policy and regulatory issues in NCBA's office in Washington, D.C.
  • Intern Los Angeles Public Counsel 2004 - 2004 Worked in the homelessness prevention unit conducting interviews with youth in juvenile halls.
  • Research and Teaching Assistant University of Illinois 2002 - 2004 Conducted scientific research with beef cattle nutrition including distillers grain and DNA marbling markers. Teaching assistant for undergraduate animal nutrition course.
  • Intern American Simmental Association 2001 - 2001 Worked at the beef breed association's headquarters in Bozeman, Montana assisting with American Junior Simmental Classic events.


  • Pace Law School J.D. | Law 2005 - 2007Transfer student from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VirginiaHonors: Certificate in E
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign M.S. | Beef Cattle Nutrition 2002 - 2004Completed research in ruminant feedlot nutrition and genetic DNA markers for marblingActi
  • Texas A&M University - College Station B.S. | Animal Science 2000 - 2002Livestock Judging Team, Live Meat Animal Evaluation Team, Texas Aggie Cattlewomen, Colleg
  • Lake Land College A.S. | Agriculture 1998 - 2000Honors: Outstanding Agriculture Student, Talented Student Award, Phi Theta Kappa, First P


  • Metro New York Rising Star Superlawyers 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rating Martindale Hubble 2017
  • Rising Star, New York Metro Super Lawyers 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rated for Family Law Law Info 2016
  • Rising Star, New York Metro Super Lawyers 2015
  • Excellence in Agriculture Law Award American Agriculture Law Association 2014 Private Practice Division
  • Early Career Award, Distinguished Alumni Texas A & M University, College of Agriculture 2012
  • Distinguished Alumni Lake Land College 2011
  • Best Agricultural Attorney Best of Barns Competition 2011
  • Blawg 100 American Bar Association 2011
  • Vision Award American Agri-Women 2010

Professional Association

  • ABA General Practice Solo & Small Firm Division's Agriculture Law Committee #1117118 Chair 2011 - Current
  • New York Agri-Women #1117119 President, Founding Member 2010 - Current
  • National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) #1117120 Agriculture Policy Committee, Property Rights & Environmental Management Committee, Tax & Credit Committee 2010 - Current
  • NCBA Young Producers' Council #1117121 Chair of Public Relations Task Force 2010 - Current
  • New York Farm Bureau #1117122 Member 2009 - Current
  • New York Simmental Association #1117123 Member 2009 - Current
  • New York State Bar Association #1117124 Animal Law Committee, Student Writing Competition Sub-Committee, Resources Sub-Committee 2009 - Current
  • Bar Association for the City of New York #1117125 Member 2009 - Current
  • American Farm Bureau Federation #1117126 Member 2008 - Current
  • Connecticut Bar Association #1117127 Member 2008 - Current
  • New York County Lawyers' Association #1117128 Member 2008 - Current
  • New York State Bar Association #1117129 Agriculture and Rural Issues Committee 2008 - Current
  • New Jersey State Bar Association #1117130 Animal Law Committee 2008 - Current
  • New Jersey State Bar Association #1117131 Member 2007 - Current
  • New York State Bar Association #1117132 Member 2006 - Current
  • American Bar Association #1117133 Member 2005 - Current
  • American Agri-Women #1117134 Member 2005 - Current
  • National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) #1117135 Member 2002 - Current
  • American Simmental Association #1117136 Member 1988 - Current
  • Illinois Simmental Association #1117137 Member 1988 - Current

Articles & Publications

  • The Second Report on the State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations December 30, 2015
  • Checklist of Issues to Consider for Your Bull Lease CattleNetwork July 5, 2015
  • New York Livestock Animal Cruelty Law: What if a Non-Police Officer Comes Knocking? New York Farm Bureau May 1, 2015
  • Overview of Legal Issues Affecting the Local Food Movement Environmental Law in New York June 1, 2014
  • Top 10 Reasons Why ‘Prenups’ Are Romantic JD Supra April 16, 2014
  • Fido, Fluffy, Elmer & Elsie: New York Divorce Mediation with Companion and Farm Animals New York State Council on Divorce Mediation November 1, 2013
  • Protect Your Brand: Trademarks for Beef Cattle Operations Chianina Journal August, 2013
  • Protect Your Brand: Trademarks for New York Food and Agriculture Operations New York Farm Bureau July 1, 2013
  • Farm Estate and Succession Planning SimTalk January 1, 2013
  • More Than A Handshake: Embryo Transfer Contracts for the Livestock Industry Country Folks (Eastern Edition) Vol. 39, No. 24 at 21 July, 2011
  • Handling Visits from Non Police Officers New York Farm Bureau's Grassroots newspaper March, 2011
  • General Partnership Agreements for Cattle Producers North Dakota Simmental Scene March, 2010
  • What New York Livestock Producers Should Do When a Peace Officer Comes Knocking on Their Barn Door New York Farm Bureau's Legal Edge March, 2010
  • The New York Agriculture Producer’s Guide to FOIA and FOIL: How to Get the Information You Need From Government Agencies New York Farm Bureau's Legal Edge February, 2010
  • Livestock Producers Should Build Their Case Against Farm Animal Cruelty Charges New York Beef Producer December, 2009
  • Obama's Push for Renewable Energies: How To Negotiate a Wind Energy Lease Agreement on Behalf of Private Landowners American Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Business Law Reporter July, 2009
  • Contemplating a Wind Lease? Western Ag Reporter June, 2009
  • How To Assist Farmers and Ranchers To Negotiate A Wind Lease On Their Property Agriculture Law Update June, 2009
  • How To Negotiate a Wind Lease on Your Property BEEF May, 2009
  • COOL's Stalled Final Rule has Potential Implications for Livestock Producers Beef It News February, 2009
  • Country of Origin Labeling and Its Potential Trade Implications in the Obama Administration American Bar Association, Agriculture Management Committee Newsletter February, 2009
  • Cool: What Does It Mean To You? SimTalk January, 2009
  • The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2007
  • Predicting carcass composition in early-weaned Simmental steers by using a combination of expected progeny differences, real-time ultrasound, live Evaluation, and the GeneSTAR marbling marker. Professional Animal Science 2006
  • Relationship among GeneSTAR marbling marker, intramuscular fat deposition, and expected progeny differences in early-weaned Simmental steers Journal of Animal Science 2004

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