Today, agriculture-related businesses include much more than actual farming. Land is now used, not only for crops and livestock, but also to produce products that improve our lives. Biotechnology is researching new methods and medicines, and incorporating organic materials into new products and energy. Support services, such as processing or financing, help agribusinesses survive.
Agribusiness owners are faced with more business, environmental, and economic pressures and regulations than ever before. Our Agribusiness Group can help. Many of our lawyers have owned and operated farms or worked in agricultural support businesses. Others have extensive experience in areas such as environmental law, real estate and succession planning. When it comes to legal issues impacting agribusinesses, we know the lay of the land.
Our broad range of experience covers the field.
• Assisting with environmental issues such as real estate site assessments, confined feeding approval, compliance and agency enforcement actions
• Minimizing taxes and maximizing profits through tax planning for individuals, partnerships and corporations
• Planning for the succession of farms or agricultural businesses. We help make sure the family farm stays in the family!
• Handling labor and workers' compensation issues
• Assisting with real estate acquisitions and sales, financing, zoning and 1031 like-kind exchanges
• Providing litigation and alternative dispute resolution services relating to commercial disputes, contracts and regulatory matters
• Representing agricultural finance companies in matters ranging from start-up to the daily business of processing commercial agricultural loans
• Advocating for agribusiness interests through lobbying and addressing regulatory actions and issues
• Serving as legal counsel to many agricultural trade associations
• The members of the Bose McKinney & Evans Wind Energy Group also have the background to assist landowners considering placement of wind turpines on their land.
Members of the Bose McKinney & Evans Agribusiness Group are pleased to be participating as advisors on eLegacyConnect, a forum for ag families to build strategic business and succession plans.
Our practice has grown by helping our clients grow. We understand the unique financial pressures agribusinesses face today and the often seasonal nature of income and expenses. We'll work with you to establish a billing arrangement to fit your needs without disrupting the cash flow essential for growth.
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