Farming and Ranching

Cultivate Your Crops, Raise Your Livestock, and Manage Your Agricultural Properties with Absolute Peace Of Mind - Let Our Professional Attorneys at Calkins Law Firm Represent You.

Farmers and ranchers face various legal challenges, many of which are unique to the specific business. These challenges can result in financial loss, operational disruption, property loss, reputational damage, etc. No farmer should ever have to go through any of these challenges.

At Calkins Law Firm, we understand how crucial it is to run your farm and ranch with complete comfort, peace of mind, and confidence. That’s why our attorneys will provide you with the adequate legal backing required for:

  • Land acquisition and transactions,
  • Zoning and land use regulations,
  • Water rights and irrigation,
  • Environmental compliance,
  • Livestock and animal welfare,
  • Insurance claims and risk management,
  • And many more.

You deserve a trouble-free life in your journey to business success just as much as you deserve to receive all the help you can get. Let our attorneys speak for you. Send us a message to request a free consultation with us.

Tailored Legal Solutions for Farmers and Ranchers

Calkins Law Firm offers various legal services tailored to the unique needs of farmers, ranchers, and agricultural businesses. Here’s how we can help you:

1. Land Acquisition and Transactions

Our attorneys at Calkins Law Firm will assist you in buying, selling, or leasing agricultural land. We help with grazing leases and allotment on federal and state lands. We’ll conduct due diligence on properties, negotiate the best deals for land transactions, and create future-proof contracts that satisfy your interests.

2. Regulatory Compliance (Zoning, Land Use, Licenses, and Permits)

We’ll save you from trouble with local and state regulations by providing adequate advice on land use and zoning compliance. Our attorneys have handled these zoning codes for decades and know how to help you avoid trouble or resolve disputes with local authorities. We’ll also seek zoning variances or permits when necessary.

3. Water Rights and Irrigation

We assist farmers and ranchers with water rights acquisition, protection, and management. We’ll help with permitting and licenses, water banking and conservation, dispute resolution, litigation support, and drafting contractual agreements.

4. Environmental Compliance

Our attorneys will ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations to help you retain your farm’s reputation and bolster a more sustainable environment. We’ll address issues related to soil conservation and environmental permits and represent you in environmental litigation if needed.

5. Livestock and Animal Welfare

We’ll provide legal counsel on livestock management and animal welfare regulations. Our attorneys will handle and settle animal ownership, care, or breeding rights disputes and draft contracts for livestock transactions.


6. Agricultural Contracts and Agribusiness

We understand that the contracts you enter today will shape your success in the future, so we meticulously draft, review, and negotiate contracts related to farming and ranching. Our business lawyers will handle supply agreements, distribution contracts, and partnerships. We’ll resolve contract disputes through negotiation or litigation.

7. Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers

As part of our efforts to help you plan for the future, our attorneys will help with estate planning to ensure the smooth transfer of agricultural assets. We’ll create wills, trusts, and succession plans that minimize risks and estate taxes and preserve family farms.

8. Insurance Claims and Risk Management

We’ll provide comprehensive risk management and insurance coverage to help you achieve peace of mind, knowing that you are prepared for the unexpected and that your financial interests are protected. We’ll also help you with insurance claims related to agricultural losses and advise on risk management strategies to protect your investments.

Why Choose Calkins Law Firm

Calkins Law Firm is a boutique business law firm helping small and big businesses navigate legal complexities, protect their interests, and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws. 

We have dedicated our firm solely to offering business-related legal assistance. With more than one hundred years of combined experience, our attorneys are your best bet for any agribusiness-related legal service.

At Calkins Law Firm, we’re committed to the 5 E’s – Experience, Expertise, Ethics, Empathy, and Enthusiasm. Our boutique law firm comprises highly experienced, professional lawyers who have each spent at least two decades helping farmers and ranchers like you reach favorable terms.

We are enthusiastic about helping business owners reach their goals by avoiding losses due to legal constraints. We pave the way for unhindered business operations, revenue growth, and peace of mind.

Our attorneys understand that your business is unique, and so are your concerns. We listen attentively to your concerns, empathize with you, and create legal solutions tailored to your needs. Our fee structure is the best you’ll find for the quality of service we provide.

Let our lawyers at Calkins Law Firm be your window to a stress-free, trouble-free, and growth-driven agricultural business. Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys today.

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How do you want us to help you today? We’re ready and available to speak with you right now. Don’t hold off salvaging your business. 

Speak with an attorney from Calkins Law Firm today by calling us from any of these areas: Chagrin Falls, OH (216) 293-8239 | Cleveland, OH (216) 293-8239 | Buffalo, NY (716) 270-0255. You can also request a free consultation by filling out an easy form.

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