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Banner Ford Klaus LLP attorneys have deep connection and experience with the law relating to production agriculture, farm and agribusiness organizations, cooperatives and their financing, including: 


  • Coop formation, mergers, consolidations 

  • Counsel to coop boards and management, governance, operating, & employment issues

  • Coop and agribusiness stock and asset purchases

  • Financing farm and agribusiness operations and real estate

  • Farm real estate purchases/sales, installment sales and 1031 exchange transactions

  • Farm leases

  • Marketing Agreements

  • Farm business, tax, estate and trust and inter-generational transfer planning

  • Family farm corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships

  • Probate, wills and trust administration with emphasis on agricultural estates

  • Special Use Valuation

  • Easements

We represent individual producers, their family farm organizations, their coops and their lenders.  We're farmers or from farming communities.  We know agriculture from the combine to the loan officer to the elevator to the FSA to the courthouse to Springfield to Washington DC to Wall Street.  We've been there. 

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