Business Law

In addition to bankruptcy and agricultural law, Ag & Business Legal Strategies can assist with a variety of other business-related transactions, including:

  • Buying/selling businesses/farm real estate
  • Complex negotiations
  • Creditor representation
  • Involuntary bankruptcy

Buying and selling businesses

Ag & Business Legal Strategies is experienced in working with brokers, buyers, and sellers to negotiate and draft Asset Purchase Agreements, Stock Purchase Agreements, and Buy-Sell Agreements. Our staff works to assist its clients in obtaining the best results possible. The staff can also draft title opinions and closing documents including deeds, closing statements, bills of sale, and other ancillary documents.

Complex negotiations

Often clients come to us in the middle of a quagmire of legal problems. We are experienced in assessing the situation, evaluating your goals, and working with all parties involved to craft a solution that protects your interests. We can represent you in mediation with creditors, or less formal meetings with your creditors.

Creditor Representation

While the main portion of our business is debtor-related, we occasionally will represent creditors in debt collection (not involving the ag sector), foreclosures, and creditors’ committees. We also do work for bankruptcy trustees, including preference and fraudulent transfer recovery.

Involuntary Bankruptcy

We have represented petitioning creditors in numerous involuntary bankruptcy actions. Involuntary bankruptcy cases are brought by creditors against the debtor, rather than by the debtor voluntarily. If a debtor has not been paying its bills and it has more than twelve creditors it could be a candidate for an involuntary bankruptcy. Filing an involuntary bankruptcy by petitioning creditors can be risky as they can be exposed to court-imposed penalties and sanctions if they are unsuccessful. Schedule an appointment with our legal professionals to carefully assess the situation.