Joanne Belasco

Joanne Belasco

A Virtual Attorney for Virtual Times
  • Estate Planning, Trademarks, 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 estate planning, elder law, trademark law, and business law (including business formation and contracts). I do not do any litigation. I have consultations available at 30 minutes for $150 or longer for an additional fee. Contact me today, and let's see how I can help you!

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Trademark Registration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions
    Environmental Law
    Animal & Dog Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Equine Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I charge $150 for a 30-minute consultation. Longer consultations are available at additional cost. 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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Speaking Engagements
MHU Lunch Chat: Covid - Legal Issues for the Horse Community, My Horse University Lunch Chat, Facebook Live
My Horse University
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Websites & Blogs
Windhorse Legal, PLLC
Legal Answers
23 Questions Answered
Q. I am trying to start my own business and I honestly have no clue where to start. Some advice would be appreciated! Tkyou
A: Congratulations! There really isn't an easy way to answer this question. A lot depends on what kind of business you are starting and what form of business is right for you. You would need to make sure the name is available. As to the form of business, an LLC might be perfect for one person with a certain kind of business but it might not be right for someone else. The type of business also controls what contracts you may need. Also keep in mind that you will want to consider protecting your brand with a trademark. There is a lot to consider but it really requires a consultation with a business attorney who can ask you specific questions and advise you accordingly.
Q. Hello, I purchased a 8 week old french bull dog and just found out it has CHF and will die within the year.
A: I am so sorry to hear about your dog. The first place to look would be the contract to see what options are listed there. There might be a 93A Consumer Protection case but you would need to consult with an attorney on the specific facts to see if that avenue is open to you.
Q. Purchase puppy from breeder in GA I live in MA dog sick 24 hours after $7,800 vet bill to save what could I do
A: First, I am so sorry that your new puppy was sick! As to your course of action, it depends. You are above the amount for small claims court but it can be hard to get an attorney to take a case to trial if the sum isn't a lot higher. You may be able to do a demand letter for a settlement amount. If you do it as a 93A consumer protection action, you may be able to ask for triple damages at trial if the breeder won't settle. You should contact an animal attorney, do a consultation, and get an opinion after she or he reviews some of the documentation and talks to you personally.
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Contact & Map
Windhorse Legal, PLLC
6 Liberty Square, PMB #353
Boston, MA 02109
Telephone: (617) 991-8905
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: My law firm is entirely virtual, so I serve all of Massachusetts. You can contact me 24 hours by emailing me at
Windhorse Legal, PLLC
10 Bremen Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Cell: (617) 991-8905
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: My law firm is entirely virtual, so I serve all of Massachusetts. You can contact me 24 hours by emailing me at