New Mexico Agriculture Attorneys
Agricultural law is not a single area of law but a collection of diverse areas of law that are often encountered in agriculture.
An agriculture attorney is concerned with farmers, ranchers and the populations who consume their commodities. This includes interactions with both State and Federal laws, as well as numerous government agencies.
Agricultural legal needs are usually quite varied and broad, under that single umbrella, and often deal with boundary disputes, water rights, livestock contracts, grazing rights, business-to-business disputes such as collections, lender liability, easements as well as many other subjects.
Because Agricultural law touches upon so many areas of law it requires broad legal experience. Whether it’s ensuring that the family ranch stays in the family or negotiating wind farm easements, legal representation for farmers and ranchers requires expertise in many areas of law.
Agricultural attorneys at ABL have experience representing farmers, ranchers, livestock exchanges, and dairymen.
We understand how they operate which also means, we know how they can get themselves into trouble. It’s no secret that with many business transactions involving ranches, farms, or dairies, significant sums of money can be at stake in single transactions, and yet many of those transactions are still done today on a handshake, presenting serious threats to otherwise successful businesses. Any ranch, farm, or dairy with more than a few hundred thousand dollars in annual revenue should develop a regular relationship with an experienced attorney who can help them avoid some of the common pitfalls experienced in the industry, including the “handshake” deal that unnecessarily exposes the rancher, farmer, or dairyman to risk.
Like all large businesses, farmers and ranchers need transactional representation and professional contracts. Farmers and ranchers also require professional litigation involving disputes over land and livestock ownership.
Liens on animals and livestock, called agister liens, are another area of agriculture law that often requires professional legal counsel. Agister liens deal with the ownership of livestock when the animals are cared for by someone other than the owner, such as when a rancher contracts out the raising of their livestock. Because these types of business relationships can be complex and with high financial risk, it’s important to have experienced and professional legal counsel.
The agricultural attorneys at Albuquerque Business Law, P.C. can help with any agricultural law problem you have.
Albuquerque Business Law, P.C. is a New Mexico based law firm that understands the challenges facing farmers and ranchers in the state today and the importance of farming and ranching in our economy.
An experienced agricultural attorney can help you keep your business moving forward.
Let us handle the paperwork so you can concentrate on the real work.