The law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is pleased to announce that Gary L. Chapman and Jana Hageman were selected to participate as advisors for eLegacyConnect, a subscription-based online forum for agribusiness owners and farm families to build strategic business and succession plans.
Established in rural northern California, eLegacyConnect has grown to include affiliations across the country. Chapman and Hageman were chosen to advise client families in Indiana.
“Families in the agriculture industry face tough decisions related to succession planning that could negatively impact the success of their farms,” said Chapman. “As advisors to eLegacyConnect, Jana and I will have the opportunity to guide agribusiness operations in Indiana through these challenges to help ensure their success now and with future generations.”
Chapman is the chair of the Agricultural Law Group of Bose McKinney & Evans, and a member of the firm’s Estate and Wealth Transfer Planning Group and the Real Estate Group. His work focuses on the needs of agribusiness including assistance with choice of entity, contract reviews, acquisitions, estate and business succession planning, taxes, leases and property transfers.
Hageman is of counsel in the Agribusiness, Estate and Wealth Transfer Planning, and Real Estate Groups at Bose McKinney & Evans. She works with agribusiness owners and farmers to resolve their legal and business needs with a focus on farm management, estate planning, federal and state tax, business organization, and other topics related to agriculture.
Both Chapman and Hageman bring with them substantial experience in their own families’ agricultural businesses. Chapman worked as an agricultural chemical sales representative and as owner/manager of his family’s Holstein dairy operation before attending law school. Hageman is an owner and manager of her family’s land holdings in Indiana and in Texas, and is an active participant in her family’s agricultural businesses.