Jordan Ramis pc. Attorneys at law
Agribusiness and Agricultural Law

Agribusiness and Agricultural Law

Practice Areas

"Jordan Schrader's ability to assemble a team of professionals experienced in agricultural law, business law, and dispute resolution is a powerful tool. This helps them to understand the details of our on-farm operations as well as the broader strategies we have for running a profitable business." — Chief Operations Officer at one of Oregon’s largest wholesale nursery operations

Agribusiness transactions are often based on deep personal relationships.  Our lawyers have worked in the agribusiness industry for years and understand the importance of these relationships, both with those in the agriculture business and with regulators.  We combine this understanding with our agribusiness law expertise and our knowledge of the practical aspects of the agriculture industry to effectively represent agribusiness clients, ranging from farms, ranches, and dairies to nurseries and aquaculture, in all aspects of their business.  We are equally comfortable in the field or in the courtroom, and we bring that flexibility to the table as we help our agribusiness clients succeed.
Business services include:
  • Accounts-receivable management programs
  • LLC formations and LLC operating agreements
  • Creditors' rights and bankruptcy
  • Credit workouts and reorganizations
  • Employment matters, including wage and hour compliance, supervisory training and workplace investigations, employee discipline, protected leave compliance, and disability accommodations
  • Equipment lease and purchase transactions, including finance
  • Estate planning and estate or trust transfers
  • I-9 compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions          
  • Ownership, shareholder, and transition or succession planning issues
  • Producer, supplier, crop, and nurseryman liens
  • Protection of proprietary interests in equipment, goods, and crops
Property-related services include:
  • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation permitting
  • Condemnation
  • Easements and rights-of-way
  • Endangered species compliance and litigation
  • Environmental matters, including regulatory response and litigation
  • Farm leases and operating agreements
  • Grazing permits
  • Land use matters and representation at proceedings
  • Prosecution and defense of timber-trespass actions
  • Real estate finance, transactions, and litigation
  • Water and natural resources litigation
  • Water rights acquisitions, sales, transfers, defense, and appraisals
  • Wetlands and drainage law 
  • Water quality compliance issues