Agricultural Law

Dan’s ranching background allows him to understand and address the unique concerns of Alberta farmers and ranchers when handling affairs that concern their property and businesses. Dan offers a wide variety of services pertinent to farmers and ranchers, and knows both the law and business of agriculture. Dan works with his agricultural clients to provide practical, cost-effective solutions that help them achieve their personal and business goals.

Legal Services for Farmers and Ranchers Include:

  • Buying or Selling farmland or other rural property;
  • Buying or Selling entire farm and ranch operations, or specific assets such as cattle and equipment;
  • Faciitating financing and banking arrangements for farms and ranches, including private financing, chartered banks, and agribusiness specific lending through Farm Credit Canada and Agriculture Financial Services Corporation;
  • Agriculture specific contracts including land leases, grazing leases, partnership agreements and crop-share agreements;
  • Subdivision applications, development permits and land use re-designation applications;
  • Business and succession planning, including corporate restructuring, tax and estate planning for farmers and ranchers; and
  • Surface lease negotiations with oil and gas companies.

Dan understands that business matters require prompt service, and he is dedicated to providing advice to his farming and ranching clients in a timely and efficient manner. Dan works closely with his client’s other advisors, including their lenders, accountants and managers, to ensure the highest quality of service is delivered.