Food industry legislation is comprehensive. The Law Group of Northwest Arkansas PLLC helps you access the resources you need to help your food business thrive.
Our food and ag law attorneys focus on preventative and proactive client care, so you’re preprepared for anything. Reach out to our experienced food industry legal team at 479-316-3760 to schedule a consultation.
Why You Need a Food and Farm Law Attorney
The Law Group of Northwest Arkansas PLLC represents large-scale agricultural businesses, co-ops, farmers, food retailers, and distributors from farm to fork in all agricultural and food law matters.
Our Food and Ag law services include:
- Business formation
- Employment and workers compensation matters
- Farm leases
- Commercial leases
- Regulatory affairs
We can help with these issues and more. If you need assistance with an agricultural or food law matter not listed here, please reach out to our experienced frontline attorneys for more information.
How a Food Services Lawyer Can Help You
The U.S. food industry and ag sector is a giant with its own unique legal and regulatory requirements. The Law Group of Northwest Arkansas PLLC can help you comply with state and federal law, avoid potential litigation, and protect your business interests.
Business Formation Food Laws
Business owners getting started in the food, farm, and agricultural industry are often unsure about how to structure their business. By learning more about your goals for the future of your business, the Law Group of Northwest Arkansas can help ensure that you’re in compliance with Northwest Arkansas business formation, food, and farm laws.
Agricultural Business Services in Fayetteville
The Law Group of Northwest Arkansas PLLC can help with a broad range of food and agricultural business matters, including:
- Agricultural Commercial lease review and negotiations
- Bankruptcy declarations
- Contract review and associations
- Employment matters
- Entity formation
- Estate planning for agricultural and food businesses
- Legal entity decisions
- Mergers and acquisitions for both buyers and sellers
- Small business formation, trademark registration, and dispute resolution
- Regulatory compliance
We offer other services not listed here. Please reach out to learn more.
Agricultural and Food Contracts
Food and farm businesses can require a variety of different contracts for a myriad of different reasons. Since contracts are legally binding, having an attorney prepare, review, and finalize your agreements can save you from potential legal and financial consequences.
The Law Group of Northwest Arkansas Ag lawyers can help with:
- Purchase or sale contracts
- Business-to-business contracts
- Contract drafting
- Contract negotiation
- Reviewing drafted contract agreements
- Commercial lease agreements
- Breach of contract claims
Employment Law in the Food and Farm Industries
Like most lines of work, the food and farm industries are no stranger to employment law matters. As a business, employment law dealings are something that you should be prepared to handle regularly.
The Law Group of Northwest Arkansas PLLC can help with a variety of employment matters, such as:
- Claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Drafting employment contracts
- Employment contract enforcement
- Employment discrimination claims
- Sexual-harassment claims
- Unemployment claims
- Wrongful termination claims
- Workers’ Compensation Defense
Many employment disputes are preventable with the help of a food and farm lawyer.
Whether you are interested in acquiring a farm or food business, or you are looking to sell your business or farm, our attorneys can guide you through complicated agricultural acquisitions. Prepared to help you negotiate your acquisition agreements, we assist you throughout the closing and post-closing processes.
Arkansas Food Liability Laws
Agricultural, food, and farm businesses responsible for food production and distribution must follow strict state and federal laws. When doing business in a highly regulated industry, failure to adhere to these laws can result in liability lawsuits from individuals who suffer injury or illness due to food and farmworker negligence or misconduct, making legal representation a necessity in today’s litigation-happy climate. Having an experienced, dedicated legal team from the Law Group of Northwest Arkansas behind you can help mitigate risks to your business.
Food and Farm Litigation
At some point, most food and farm industries face litigation issues. Many legal matters that arise will require immediate attention in order to reduce loss.
Common types of litigation food & farm businesses may deal with include:
- Breach of contract
- Employment law issues
- Non-compete agreements
- Nondisclosure agreements
- Regulatory matters
- Property zoning
- Shareholder disputes
Fayetteville Farm Lease Agreements
One of the most exciting parts of starting your Fayetteville farm business is signing your lease agreement, but they can be complicated and long. With confusing commercial lease agreement terms, having an experienced attorney review your farm lease agreement can help you understand the details before you sign on the dotted line. The Law Group of Northwest Arkansas can also intervene if your property owner violates the terms of your farm lease agreement.
Regulatory Affairs in Fayetteville’s Agriculture Industry
Business owners in Fayetteville and across the state of Arkansas must be sure that they are continuously in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws. Having a dedicated ag lawyer guide you through complex regulatory affairs to avoid violations and penalties makes good business sense.
Get Help From a Farm Law Attorney in Fayetteville
Food and farm legal matters are complex and carry significant consequences. An experienced Fayetteville farm law attorney at The Law Group of Northwest Arkansas PLLC helps your business succeed.
Complete our contact form or call 479-316-3760 to set up a consultation.