Lawyers can provide unique support services to farmers when making major business decisions such as buying or transferring land. Working with a lawyer can assure farmers they are making legally sound choices, and protect them against unnecessary hardship. While it may seem difficult or confusing to work with a lawyer, this guide aims to make the process clearer and easier.
The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems is an initiative of Vermont Law School, and this toolkit provides general legal information for educational purposes only. It is not meant to substitute, and should not be relied upon, for legal advice. Each farmer’s circumstances are unique, state laws vary, and the information contained herein is specific to the time of publication. Accordingly, for legal advice, please consult an attorney licensed in your state.