Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Ag Law is not a particular practice area, but rather a recognition that farmers and ranchers have unique legal needs, in part because of their special tax treatment, and in part, because their work is more than just a business, it’s a way of life.

Why should I choose MHR Law for our family farm?

Many of our lawyers and staff either currently farm or come from farming families, so we have a special appreciation of our farm and ranch clients’ needs. Our firm prides ourselves on being able to provide legal solutions for the whole family, from the grandparents revising their estate planning to the children purchasing and renting more land to the grandchildren renting a few acres from grandpa and grandma to build their first home.

What types of Ag Law does MHR Law do

As the largest firm between Airdrie and Red Deer, we have many farm and ranching clients, and we assist them in a wide variety of legal matters including:

  • Buying and selling farmland
  • Farm succession planning
  • Farm-friendly wills and enduring powers of attorney
  • Transferring farmland to children and grandchildren
  • Transitioning from a partnership to a corporation
  • Preparing and reviewing cash leases, crop-sharing leases and pasture leases
  • Refinancing and borrowing and personal guarantees
  • Family-friendly Unanimous Shareholder Agreements
  • Divorce and common law separations
  • Prenuptial and cohabitation agreements to protect the farm from future separation
  • Mines and Minerals Rights
  • Surface Rights