Agriculture

Our agricultural practice group assists numerous clients across Nebraska tackle their most pressing legal needs by offering a holistic approach to problem-solving, combining the best of our transactional and litigation expertise. Our agricultural clients include individual producers, processors, manufacturers, financial entities, and other stakeholders vital to our state’s largest industry. Through decades of serving agricultural clients across the state and the personal connections to family farms many of our attorneys continue to foster, we are well-aware today’s agriculture industry bears little resemblance to that of our grandparents. Consolidation, globalization, market volatility, increasing urbanization, shifts in labor supply, and the ever-changing tax, business, and regulatory environments have created a frontier of unique legal challenges. We help our clients confront these challenges directly using a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented approach anchored by our reputation for integrity, commitment to our client, and experience serving the industry – a one-stop law shop for Nebraska agriculture so to speak.

Our Expertise Includes:

  • Business entity planning, including structuring business to achieve maximize tax and succession planning goals, or alternatively, helping to unwind business ventures
  • Property transfers and acquisitions, including land purchases and like-kind exchanges
  • Employment issues, including employee manuals, independent contractors, wage and hour laws, and OSHA
  • Tax, estate, and succession planning
  • Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights
  • Federal, state, and local regulatory compliance
  • Governmental relations
  • Water law
  • Land use planning
  • Farm divorce
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Renewable and non-renewable energy leases
  • Production contracts
  • Representation before Nebraska administrative agencies