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Agribusiness

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Overview

The attorneys at Foulston Siefkin have provided counsel in the agricultural industry for more than 90 years. Our firm is experienced and equipped to handle the issues and challenges that our clients face in all sectors of agribusiness: contracts, leases, employment and labor, immigration, litigation, government programs and regulation, the environment, water and mineral rights, business succession, tax and estate planning, intellectual property and lending and creditor’s rights. 

Foulston Siefkin is proud of its tradition for legal excellence in Kansas since 1919. Foulston Siefkin is the state’s largest law firm and has three offices strategically located throughout Kansas. We understand the economic, business and legal framework in which Kansas companies compete and have the resources of the state’s largest law firm to commit to the legal needs of Kansans involved in agribusiness.

Areas of Representation

General Business

  • Incorporation, LLC's, Partnerships
  • Capital Formation - Equity / Debt / Private Placement / Venture Capital
  • Contracts
  • Dairy and Concentrated Animal Feed Operations - Organization and Joint Ventures, Finance, Permitting, Environmental Compliance and Counseling
  • Leases
  • Ag Finance - Lending / Borrowing / Equipment Leasing
  • Securities / Private Placements
  • Land Transactions - Acquisitions and Dispositions / Leases
  • Intellectual Property - Licensing
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Cooperatives

Tax Law

  • Entity (LLC, Corporate Partnership)
  • Income
  • Estate
  • Program Payments

Estate & Succession Planning

Government Programs & Regulations

  • Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
  • Deficiency Payments
  • Disaster Payments
  • Production, Safety & Market Regulations

Environmental

  • Water Law
  • Water Rights
  • Pollution Control Compliance & Litigation
  • Pesticides

Litigation

  • Land Owner & Business Disputes
  • Product Liability
  • Contract Disputes
  • Class Action
  • Nuisance Disputes

Employment & Labor

  • Immigration
  • Employee Manuals
  • Employment
  • Employee Benefits
  • OSHA
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wage & Hour Claims

Oil, Gas & Minerals

Wind Leases

Real Estate

Publications

Issue Alerts

2014
Why did the Lesser Prairie-Chicken cross the road?

Articles

2014
Kansas Case Law Update
-KBA Agricultural Law Section

Presentations

2007
The Nuts & Bolts of Obtaining New Water Rights and Changing the Use of Existing Water Rights in Kansas (Lorman Conference, Water Rights Sales and Transfers in Kansas)