We help the businesses that make farming successful. We've represented farm cooperatives, seed companies, agricultural technology providers, livestock auction houses, and other ag-related businesses. The needs and interests of these businesses are diverse, but their goal of supporting farmers is the same as ours. Here are a few of the services we offer.

Contracts and Ag Tech Policies

  • Buy/sell and other traditional contracts
  • Real estate contracts, including leases, purchase agreements, deeds, and easements 
  • Precision agriculture contracts and policies related to farm data transfer, usage, and control
  • Farm management agreements
  • Swine and poultry integrator and contract grower contracts
  • Employment and termination agreements
  • Supply contracts

General Counsel Services 

  • We help small and medium size agribusiness companies with a variety of legal needs
  • Employment law consultation
  • Contract drafting 
  • Navigating real estate transactions
  • Addressing non-compete issues with employees
  • Copyright, trademark, and intellectual property protection
  • Local zoning proceedings
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Litigation

  • Right to Farm Act and nuisance cases
  • Pesticide drift and crop damage litigation
  • Lease disputes and negotiations
  • Shareholder disputes and buy outs
  • Zoning appeals 
  • Other plaintiff and defense matters

Zoning

  • Obtaining special exceptions
  • Work on rezoning
  • Obtaining variances
  • Assistance with zoning appeals

Environmental Compliance

  • CAFO, CFO, and NPDES permitting and appeals
  • Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act compliance
  • Pesticide drift investigation and resolution
  • Wetlands and drainage matters
  • Surface and groundwater contamination issues
  • Resolving nitrate, manure, and other fertilizer run-off issues

USDA/RMA/FSA 

  • We can assist with resolution of crop insurance and other farm compliance matters.