Husch Blackwell LLP

Food and agribusiness is a multibillion-dollar industry and more – it’s a sustaining force, here and abroad, attracting the highest levels of commercial, financial and regulatory interest. The issues and challenges confronting businesses in this industry are numerous, as are the opportunities to grow and thrive.

Husch Blackwell’s Food & Agribusiness team has the expertise to help your business succeed. Their team of more than 50 attorneys is fully committed to serving the legal needs of the food and agribusiness industry. They understand that clients don’t have legal problems; they have business problems that are subject to legal implications or constraints. Because they are immersed in your industry, they understand your business. You can rely on them to stay on top of today’s trends, help you tackle day-to-day challenges, guide you through the regulatory environment, and help you achieve your objectives.

Husch Blackwell supports a wide range of food and agribusiness-related industries and services, including but not limited to:

Food & Agribusiness Services

Agriculture commodity product associations
Buying groups and cooperatives
Livestock, breed and cattle associations
Producer and wholesaler cooperatives

Business legal services

Bankruptcy and insolvency
Bond financing
Commercial contracting
Compliance with state corporate farming laws
Cooperative formation, tax and patronage structures
Debt restructuring
Debtor/creditor actions
Local, state and federal regulatory and legislative representation
Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) and Packers and Stockyards Act (PASA) enforcement
Private equity financing and investment
Public and private commercial debt
Tax planning and efficiency strategies

Environmental, safety and health

Environmental compliance, enforcement actions, citizen lawsuits and nuisance litigation
Facility permitting for agricultural chemical manufacturing, equipment manufacturing, animal production, food and meat processing, food packaging and food distribution
Pesticide regulation and registration
Water rights acquisition, transfer and leasing
Wetlands issues, including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulation and compliance, creation of mitigation banks and in-lie programs

Family wealth planning

Estate and probate tax planning
Family office
Generational asset transfers

Real estate

Construction of improvements, including offices, warehouses and roads
Farm and ranch real estate transactions
Levee district formation and operation
Oil and gas lease, exploration, production and pipeline transactions
Solar and wind energy lease, production and transmission transactions

Organic and sustainable agriculture

Business legal services
National organic program certification, compliance and litigation
Organic and sustainable producers and organizations
Product compliance claims and litigation

Contact Husch Blackwell LLP

2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 2000
Dallas, Texas  75201-2995
Phone: 214.999.6100
Fax: 214.999.6170


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Texas

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