Farm & Ranch

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Estate & Succession Planning

With the average age of on farm and ranch operators steadily rising, but  only 9.1% of farm and ranch operations (2012 Census of Agriculture)  encompassing more than one generation, the need for estate planning for  farmers and ranchers is steadily increasing.  Farm and ranch estate  planning is not a simple “split the pie,” if you want to ensure the  viability of your operation to the next generation. Our attorneys  understand the legal, economic, and social considerations needed not  only for the transfer of the farm and ranch, but also the succession of  that farm and ranch to the next generation.  Planning may include  insurance, buy-sell, organization of entities, income for retiring  generations, segregation of daily, financial, marketing and production  decision-making, and goal setting.

Financial Transitions upon Death Divorce

If you are an operator facing a sale of potential buy-out, we can help  draft and negotiate the transition to ensure the viability of the  continued operation.