Profile

Adam Kline is a partner in the Agribusiness Group, the Estate and Wealth Transfer Group and the Real Estate Group of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Adam’s experience in agribusiness began on his family’s farm and continues today. The business, recognized as the 2011 Top Producer in North America, includes an Indiana farm that produces corn, soybean and wheat grain products, a Mississippi farm producing corn, soybeans, rice, and cotton, and South American investment interests. He focuses his legal practice on representing clients across the agricultural spectrum—including agribusinesses, farm operations, agricultural investment funds and financial institutions lending to the ag industry. Adam also works with clients to establish estate planning strategies for individuals and corporate succession plans for closely held businesses.

Adam received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  He is a graduate of the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program (Class 16).  During college, he served as a summer intern for Senator Richard Lugar in Washington, D.C. Adam is proficient in Portuguese and is LexisNexis Professional Research Certified.

Education

University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 2013)
Purdue University (B.S. in agricultural economics, 2010)

Honors / Awards

Up and Coming Lawyer Award (The Indiana Lawyer, 2018); Junior Achievement Best and Brightest Finalist in the Law Category (2018)

Appearances / Publications

Video:
On Topic Video: Farm Succession Planning for Operations Without a Successor

Articles:

Quoted in “Data-Driven Profit Streams” (Farm Futures, April 2019).

Quoted in “ARC and PLC Strengthen in New Farm Bill” (Hoosier Ag Today, December 28, 2018).

Quoted in “Farmers Overlooking Benefits of Claiming an R&D Tax Credit” (Farm World, January 24, 2018).


Presentations:

Lawyering for Agribusiness (Indiana Law Review Symposium – Harvesting the Future: Issues & Opportunities in Agricultural Law, April 2019).

Indiana Farm Lease Law, Custom Estate Planning Opportunities and Implementation of Conservation Practices (Soil Health on Rented Lands in Indiana: A Workshop for Agricultural, Conservation, and Landowner Service Professionals to Explore Potential Solutions, March 2018).

Appointments / Memberships

Indiana State Bar Association (Agriculture Law Section chair-elect, 2018-2019; secretary, 2016-2017); Dig IN (board member, 2016 – 2018); Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity Capital Planning Board (2017 – present); Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation (2017); Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program  – Class 16 (2015-2016)

Admissions

Indiana