Farms & Agribusiness

Grain storage located just outside Valley Crossing Law's office.
Grain storage located just outside Valley Crossing Law’s office.

Farming is not just a business; it’s a way of life. Our attorneys understand and appreciate this sentiment because they were raised on farms themselves. We can assist your farm family with a wide variety of legal issues that may arise. Our ability to speak your language helps us efficiently and effectively serve your needs.

We routinely assist with issues such as:

  • Transitioning the family farm:
    • Estate planning to provide for the succession in the event that the current owners die (the “disaster” plan). This may include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, marital property agreements and other issues.
    • Business succession planning to provide for the transition of the farm over time (the “succession” plan).
  • Protecting the family farm.
  • Buying farms and farm land.
  • Selling the farm, equipment or livestock.
  • Establishing business entities, such as limited liability companies (LLCs) and corporations.
  • Working with your accountant or tax preparer to maximize tax benefits and plan for future sales or succession.
  • Gifting or transferring farm assets to family members or the next generation.

Stay updated on farm legal issues by listening to Bridget’s monthly appearances with Bob Bosold on WAXX 104.5 radio.