Sarah E.J. Collier, JD, Senior Associate Advisor

Check out Sarah’s video biography below!


As part of the John G. Ullman & Associates, Inc. advisory team, I’ve had the privilege of working with clients since August of 2018.

As a fellow equestrian and horse owner with my Law degree from Albany Law School with a Designated Concentration in Equine, Racing and Gaming, it is only fitting that I continue to center myself in that niche.

Those that participate in the equine industry have unique financial needs and concerns when it comes to juggling the finances of their equestrian activities, their horses/business, and their own personal financial goals.

Often these goals are competing with one another, and it is my job to assist to ensure that both you and your horse’s financial needs are met.

Avoid Becoming Financially Unsound

By |2023-03-17T09:06:50-05:00March 17th, 2023|Equestrian’s Corner, The Blog @JGUA|

Poor Whiskey (my sweet 17-year-old paint) has been lame on and off for the last year. We went through various diagnostics and treatments to identify the origin of the lameness. Nothing found was remarkable. Isn't that how it goes though? Going through the various sessions with my vet made me realize just how fragile their [...]

What Financial Risks Are You Pre-Exposed to as a Horse Owner

By |2022-09-30T15:26:47-05:00September 30th, 2022|Equestrian’s Corner|

While we know that we invite risk of injury as we mount up our “trusty” steed, your risk does not stop here. While no one wants to talk about it, these activities pose a risk to your financial security. Be aware that not addressing them could be detrimental to your financial goals.   Emergency Expenses [...]

Who is Leading the Races in Your Investment Portfolios?

By |2022-07-28T09:19:30-05:00March 18th, 2022|Equestrian’s Corner|

An explanation of how a few stocks can drive performance of the S&P 500 Updated on July 27, 2022 By JGUA Research Analyst Mark Abdalla, CFA Commentary by Associate Advisor Sarah E. J. Collier, JD   The past few years for the stock market have been unique in terms of circumstances, returns and volatility. At [...]

A Guide to Tackling Estate Planning for the Horse Owner

By |2021-04-08T14:39:23-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Equestrian’s Corner|

By Sarah E. J. Collier, JD As seen in the New York State Horse Council’s 2019 fourth quarter newsletter. It is not a hidden secret that horses are very expensive to own. A recent expense report I completed totaled the annual expenses for a ten-year-old horse, stabled at a boarding facility, at approximately $6,500 per [...]

“Being In the Know” as a Visitor to Equine Facilities in New York State

By |2019-03-22T15:46:47-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Equestrian’s Corner|

Passed in 2017, The Safety in Agriculture Tourism Act (“The Act”) affects the liability of business owners and visitors to agriculture tourism destinations such as indoor and outdoor equine activities. In addition to limiting the business’s liability, The Act imposes duties and responsibilities on the visitors to these facilities. Who is a visitor? The Act [...]

“Being In the Know” as an Owner-Operator of Equine Facilities in New York State

By |2019-03-22T15:47:18-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Equestrian’s Corner|

Passed in 2017, The Safety in Agriculture Tourism Act (“The Act”) affects the liability of agritourism business owners-operators and the visitors to these destinations, including those that offer indoor and outdoor equine activities. The Act limits the owner-operator’s liability provided they comply with the duties and responsibilities imposed on them. How does The Act limit [...]

Four Basic Components of Succession Planning on the Family Homestead

By |2019-02-05T14:57:00-05:00February 5th, 2019|Equestrian’s Corner, Retirement, The Blog @JGUA|

By Sarah Collier, J.D.   Growing up on a small farm, I know all too well that farmers take pride in their hard work on the farm. It’s those memorable events like three generations working together to build a barn that are the reasons why the farmer wants the family homestead to pass from generation [...]

New York isn’t Horsing Around Anymore

By |2019-03-22T15:43:31-05:00November 19th, 2018|Equestrian’s Corner, The Blog @JGUA|

Sarah Collier, J.D.   Do you visit farms for u-pick events and horse lessons? Own and operate agriculture businesses that invite the public onto your land educating them about agriculture? Then this new New York State law may impact you. Just over a year ago New York signed into law The Safety in Agriculture Tourism [...]

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