Estate & Family Farm Planning

Estate & Family Farm Planning Services

Hanson Law Office offers over 70 years of combined experience representing and advising families, farmers, businesses, and agribusiness owners to plan and implement succession and tax strategies.  From trusts, estate & charitable planning, to agribusiness, and real estate matters, we offer the practical expertise you can count on.  We can help you navigate and plan for a wide spectrum of legal matters you are dealing with today and down the road. For a hassle-free legal consultation, contact Hanson Law Office today at 320-257-3388.

Estate Planning

An estate of any size can have special issues or unique needs.  The best way to uncover them is to listen carefully to your goals.  The next step is to create a sophisticated plan to enable you to achieve them.  At Hanson Law Office, we get it!  In addition to helping our clients with preparing wills and trusts to minimize estate taxes at death and planning for the smooth transfer of business ownership upon an owner’s death, we handle probates and guardianships with confidence and experience.  Some other estate planning matters we can help you with include:

  • Drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives.
  • Sophisticated planning to reduce estate and gift tax.
  • Planning to avoid probate and protect assets from the cost of nursing homes.
  • Planning to help families pass businesses to the next generation.
  • Handling probate and trust administration.
  • Assisting with charitable giving.

Agribusiness and Family Farm Planning

Agricultural law is constantly evolving with increased layers of complex regulations.  Family farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses are faced with new legal issues each season.   At Hanson Law Office, we have made it our business to stay on top so you can run farms without distractions or obstacles.  If your farm business needs transactional assistance, litigation representation, or you want to plan for your operation’s future continued success, we bring time-tested experience and expertise to the table to protect your interests today and beyond.   In addition to helping your farm business with agriculture law issues around the use of pesticides, zoning and land use, watershed issues, and seed patents we also specialize in the following:   

  • Environmental, Health & Safety Regulation, and Compliance.  Help with navigating and complying with local, state, and national regulatory requirements. 
  • Agricultural Litigation.  Help prepare for litigation as a strategy to deter courtroom contests, yet prepare to win if required.  
  • Business Formation, Capitalization, and Transactional Services.  Optimizing your farm business structure, policies, and procedures to streamline business operations, and manage risk.
  • Food and Product Safety.  Advise food producers, manufacturers, restaurants, and franchisors on regulatory compliance and labeling requirements for marketing and implementing food recall protocols. 
  • Business Succession Planning.  Ensure a successful transfer of assets or the proactive and cooperative passage of ownership between generations.
  • Cooperatives.  Provide in-depth analysis, advice, and representation to clients on organizational structure, operations, finance, taxation, applicable antitrust, and securities law issues, and reorganization and dissolution.
  • Real Estate.  Help with real estate sales and acquisitions, leasing, construction projects, real estate tax protests, tax-deferred (Section 1031) exchanges, zoning, and land use law, and real estate financing. 

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