Skilled Agribusiness Lawyers Serving All of Missouri & Kansas
The attorneys at Taylor Siemens understand agriculture and rural values. Several of our attorneys and staff grew up on farms and continue to live on and be involved in their family farms. We know and appreciate the hard work it takes to make a business and farm successful in today’s world. It is that perspective and passion for agriculture that makes Taylor Siemens a leading firm in agricultural law and protecting the family farm. Not only do we understand the legal aspects of agricultural law, but we also understand and care about your family and you. Our attorneys have diverse backgrounds within the agricultural sector from working in the day to day operations, to managing farm finances, to working for an agricultural lender. We use both our personal experiences and our legal know-how to achieve the best results for our clients. Our Agribusiness lawyers will walk along side of you to achieve your goals for your business and farm.
- S-Corp, C-Corp, LLC’s, Partnerships: We possess expertise in various business entity structures and advise clients on tailoring their business to the form that works best for them.
- Capital Formation – Equity / Debt / Private Placement: Helping clients draft agreements for raising capital through multiple avenues while complying with securities laws and regulations.
- Contracts: Drafting and reviewing contracts to ensure legal protection and clarity for all parties involved.
- Leases: Handling lease agreements and negotiations for commercial and residential farm properties.
- Ag Finance – Lending / Borrowing / Equipment Leasing: Providing legal guidance on every aspect of agricultural lending.
- Farm Bankruptcy: Assisting farmers facing financial distress or bankruptcy proceedings.
- Land Transactions – Buying and Selling: Facilitating legal aspects of land transactions, including purchase and sale agreements.
- Creditors’ Rights: Protecting the rights and interests of creditors in debt collection and enforcement actions.
- Mergers & Acquisitions: Guiding clients through legal procedures involved in mergers and acquisitions.
- Insurance Analysis: Conducting comprehensive analysis of insurance policies and advising clients on coverage and claims.
Estate, Estate Tax, Farm Transition and Succession Planning Law
Government Programs & Regulations
- Conservation Reserve Program: Assisting clients in understanding and participating in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
- Deficiency Payments: Providing legal support for clients regarding deficiency payments in agricultural programs.
- Disaster Payments: Assisting farmers with legal matters related to agricultural disaster relief payments and programs.
- Government Investigations: Representing clients in investigations conducted by government agencies.
- Crop Insurance: Advising, litigating, and appealing crop insurance claims and analyzing crop insurance policies.
- Land Owner and Business Disputes: Resolving disputes between landowners, neighbors, or businesses through negotiation or litigation.
- Product Liability: Representing clients in product liability cases, ensuring their rights are protected under warranty and strict liability laws.
- Contract Disputes: Handling legal disputes arising from contract breaches or disagreements.
- Nuisance Disputes: Resolving legal conflicts related to nuisances, such as noise, odors, or other disturbances.
- Insurance Coverage Disputes: Assisting clients in resolving disputes with insurance companies over coverage issues and the valuation of claims.
- Lien Priority Litigation: Representing clients in litigation concerning the priority of liens on property or assets.
- Trust and Estate Disputes: Handling legal disputes related to trusts and estates, including will contests, trust administration, and fiduciary matters.
- Partition Actions: Assisting clients in partition actions, dividing jointly-owned properties among co-owners.
Employment & Labor
- Employee Handbooks & Manuals: Drafting comprehensive employee handbooks and manuals to ensure legal compliance and protecting the rights of farm employers.
- General Employment: Providing legal advice and representation on various day-to-day employment-related matters.
- Employee Benefits: Assisting employers in implementing employee benefit plans and resolving related legal issues.
- OSHA: Advising clients on compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and representing them in investigations.
- Workers’ Compensation: Assisting employers in complying with state workers’ compensation laws for work-related injuries or illnesses.
- Wage & Hour Claims: Representing farm employers in wage and hour disputes, including overtime and minimum wage violations.
Wind & Solar Leases
- Sales and Purchases: Drafting, negotiating, and advising all legal aspects in the sale or purchase of real estate.
- 1031 Exchanges: Facilitating tax-deferred exchanges of like-king properties under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Partitions: Handling legal actions for partitioning jointly-owned real estate among co-owners.