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Farm/Ranch Real Property Transactions

Farm and ranch real property transactions in Montana present a number of unique and complicated issues, and parties on both sides must ensure that their transactions are accurately documented in order to mitigate the risk of costly disputes. Our attorneys have extensive experience drafting and negotiating agreements for a broad range of farm and ranch-related transactions, and we can use this experience to make sure your financial and property interests are secure. We represent clients in transactions including:

  • Purchase and sale of farms and ranches
  • Purchase and sale of vacant land
  • Real Estate Exchange Agreements
  • Cash and Crop Share Leases
  • Machinery and Equipment Leases
  • Livestock Leases
  • Grazing leases
  • Hunting leases
  • State lease transfers
  • Easements, rights of way, and other grants of access
  • Water and mineral rights transfers

Legal Advice and Representation for All Aspects of Farm and Ranch Real Property Transactions in Montana

In many circumstances, closing a farm or ranch transaction will involve much more than carefully documenting the terms of the deal. There are various ancillary issues that may need to be addressed as well. From determining boundary lines to satisfying state and local regulatory requirements, we guide our clients through every one of these issues, identifying potential stumbling blocks and working proactively to close our clients’ transactions as smoothly and cost-effectively as possible.

Our services for clients seeking to acquire ownership rights and other property interests in farm and ranch land in Montana include:

  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Boundary determinations and adjustments
  • Title examination and curing title defects
  • Subdivision of farm and ranch property
  • Disclosure of known property defects
  • Environmental compliance
  • Specification of permitted land uses
  • Representation for real estate financing transactions
  • Insurance evaluation and procurement
  • Tax mitigation and planning
  • Representation for all other pre-closing and post-closing matters

We work directly with our clients as well as with real estate agents, title companies and other entities to facilitate efficient transactions and ensure that transactions close on time. We also advise our clients regarding potential disputes and, when necessary, provide legal representation for farm and ranch-related real property litigation.

Additional Considerations for Farm and Ranch Real Property Transactions

In addition to the types of issues listed above, farm and ranch owners and tenants will often face a number of other legal hurdles, as well. We help our clients overcome these hurdles during and after acquisition and leasing transactions, and we have maintained long relationships with many farmers and ranchers throughout Montana. Our attorneys are also available to assist clients with issues such as:

  • Ditch access
  • Irrigation district matters
  • Employment and immigration matters
  • Business entity formations and governance
  • Financing and refinancing transactions for real property and equipment
  • Debt collection, bankruptcy and foreclosure
  • State and local administrative and regulatory matters
  • Disputes with neighboring property owners

Contact Lee Law Office PC | Real Estate Attorneys in Shelby, MT

For more information about our legal services for farm and ranch-related real property transactions, please contact us to schedule a confidential initial consultation. To speak with an attorney at our Shelby, MT law offices, call 406-434-5244, or tell us how to reach you online today.