Agricultural Law

Modesto Agriculture Law Attorneys

At Crabtree Schmidt, we provide experienced legal guidance to farmers who operate in the area of Modesto, California, and throughout the surrounding region, including Merced, Livingston, Gustine, Chowchilla, Turlock, Patterson, Atwater and Hughson. Our clients include dairy farmers and growers of almonds, walnuts, grapes, sweet potatoes and other products that are vital to our region’s economy.

Attorneys Robert Crabtree and Walter Schmidt are not only experienced legal allies, but come from a strong farming background as well. They understand the demands you face every day, and can help you navigate the complex legal terrain of agriculture law.

Agriculture Law Solutions

Farmers and ranchers have to wear many hats. In the course of a day, a farmer or rancher may have to perform the duties of an employer, a labor manager, a salesman, a mechanic, even a scientist. We are committed to taking the legal burden off of you, so your operation is not hampered by unnecessary impediments.

We handle a broad range of ag-related issues, including those involving:

  • IC-DISC – corporation tax benefits
  • Boundary Line Disputes
  • Contracts (leases, farm management agreements, development agreements)
  • Easements
  • Estate Planning and Farm Succession
  • Real Estate Law, including property sales, leases and options
  • Entity selection and formation to limit liability

Our broad range of practice areas allows us to serve clients with multiple and overlapping legal problems. Our lawyers are here to help you explore your legal options.