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Our Legal Practice Areas


Business / Coroporate Law

There are many advantages and disadvantages to forming corporations, including limiting liability, ability to issue stock and ease of transferability to shareholders.  With input from your income tax advisor our firm can help you determine what type of corporation or partnership will best suit your needs, whether you are starting a new business or are creating a viable business succession plan.


Estate Planning

Our firm can help you with a wide range of estate planning options, including the following:

Power of Attorney: With a valid Power of Attorney, the trusted person you name will be legally permitted to take care of important matters for you -- for example, paying your bills, managing your investments, or directing your medical care -- if you are unable to do so yourself.

Living Will:  A living will is a type of estate plan that allows a person to express his or her medical and end-of-life treatment decisions, in order to provide family members and health care personnel with clear medical care instructions.

Trust: A trust is an entity that can be set up to hold a person’s assets.  Our firm can work with you to create a revocable or “living” trust, an irrevocable trust or a special-needs trust.

Last Will and Testament: A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that communicates a person's final wishes pertaining to disposition of real and personal property and arrangements for custody of dependents. You will also appoint the person(s) or entity to serve as the Executor of your estate.


Agricultural Law

We have worked with family owned farms, agribusiness corporations and cooperatives and related companies.  Our firm is skilled in the areas of leases of agricultural land, custom farming agreements, feeding agreements, easements, and option to purchase agreements.   


Landlord / Tenant

Our firm can provide guidance and legal services for Landlord-Tenant disputes. These legal actions must follow strict timeframes and procedural guidelines and the experience our firm can provide will help you understand your responsibility should there be a dispute.


Real Estate

Are you buying or selling real estate?  Whether it is your home, business or farming operation, we can help you though the process from the offer through the closing.  Our firm is able to review abstracts and prepare Title Opinions, Purchase Agreements, Lease Agreements, Easements, Partitions, Mortgages, Deeds and other documents needed for the transfer of real estate.   



Probate is the process of transferring the real and personal property of a person who has died to their heirs. The probate system is intended to help heirs and beneficiaries clear title to assets as easily as possible, and to prevent false claims against the decedent's estate. Many banks and other institutions will not release funds and assets to the heirs of the decedent account owner without a probate order which protects them from liability.  Our firm has years of experience to help you navigate through the Estate administration process both where there is a Will and when there is not. 


Trust Administration

Our firm serves as legal advisors for trustees, offering guidance on such issues as successor trusteeship, standards of distribution, fiduciary responsibilities, titling of assets, estate tax planning, and income tax and property tax issues.


Guardianship & Conservatorship

A Guardianship is a legal relationship between a competent adult and a person who because of incapacity is no longer able to take care of his or her own affairs.  A Conservator is a person appointed to handle finances for the ward.  Our firm can help you petition the Court to set up a Guardianship and/or Conservatorship and maintain them by periodic reports to the Court.



If you are adding to your family, we can help you navigate through the legal proceedings.  Our attorneys have experience working with agency adoptions and step-parent adoptions.


Premarital Agreements

If you are bringing significant assets into your marriage, or expect a large inheritance, it is wise to discuss asset protection and a prenuptial agreement with an experienced family law attorney. A written agreement complying with certain legal requirements can set forth predictable property divisions and other outcomes in the unlikely event that a divorce occurs.


Municipal & Utility Law

Our firm has experience in representing Rural Water Systems, Electric Cooperatives, Grain Cooperatives and a number of Cities in Lyon County with legal counsel and issues, including sale of property, bidding and construction issues, employment law issues, and other matters.