At Barkow Law Company, our firm personally understands the complexities and nuances involved with advising agribusinesses. Our lead agricultural law attorney, Ben Barkow, has been intimately involved with agriculture on almost every level. He draws on his experiences working on his family farm, working for input suppliers, and working in agritourism to connect with his clients’ legal issues and provide balanced legal advice.
Michigan is second only to California in terms of agricultural diversity. Our firm embraces that diversity and strives to provide legal services tailored to every segment of Michigan agriculture. We have worked with clients that grow cash crops, blueberries, apples, cherries, peaches, asparagus, truck crops, as well as clients in the livestock industry. We have also been privileged to work with original equipment manufacturers, equipment dealerships, and some of the finest agritourism businesses in Michigan.
Our firm was built on providing concierge services to agribusiness clients. Our firm will gladly meet you at your farm, home, or business, regardless of your location. We are proud to have clients that range in location from the Traverse City area to the Indiana border. Below is just an example of some of the services we provide to our agribusiness clients:
- Comprehensive Succession Planning
- Business & Estate Planning
- Real Estate Transaction and Litigation
- Life Insurance LLCs
- Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (“PACA”) Compliance Services
- Small Wine Maker and Liquor Licensing
- USDA and MDARD Appeals
- H2A Services
- Secured Transactions
- Complex Refinancing/Restructuring Support
- PA 116 Transfers
- Wind/Solar/Oil & Gas Agreement Review
- Employment Handbooks and Policy Services
Our firm is excited about the ever-changing challenges and opportunities facing our agribusiness clients. We look forward to the opportunity to serve your legal needs.