The needs of agricultural landowners, producers, and ag-related businesses are diverse, and Messerli Kramer’s Agriculture attorneys have the depth of experience to address any issues that arise. We help farmers, agricultural property owners, and ag-related businesses successfully navigate the broad range of legal issues affecting the agricultural and agribusiness community.

Our attorneys have practical experience representing individuals, institutional investors, farm cooperatives, agricultural machinery manufacturers, and many other ag-related businesses. We assist clients with buy/sell transactions, farm leasing, supply contracts, agribusiness financing as well as foreclosures, workouts, secured transactions, equipment leasing, crop insurance, and environmental and federally defined regulatory compliance. We use the resources of our entire firm to assist our Ag clients with issues tangential to their business including real estate, litigation, general corporate matters, employment related matters, and estate planning.

Representative Transactions

  • Managed national farm leasing portfolio for privately held Real Estate Investment Trust and its subsidiaries, including farm leases, amendments, and renewals.

  • Assisted closely-held Australian farm equipment manufacturer with organizing a U.S. subsidiary corporation and beginning retail sales in the United States.

  • Negotiated pipeline and utility easements; and right-of-way agreements on behalf of landowners throughout the nation.

  • Represented private equity fund in closing on more than $200 million in agricultural land investments throughout the United States.

  • Assisted individual and institutional investors, fund managers, and financial practitioners in the purchase of farmland throughout the United States, including environmental and general real estate due diligence.

  • Handled all aspects of enforcement and bankruptcy proceedings under Chapters 7, 11, and 12 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on behalf of agricultural equipment financing and leasing company.

  • Assisted a member-owned financial cooperative in the audit and preparation of agricultural loan documents, lease contracts, and equipment financing contracts.


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