Wisconsin agribusinesses encounter many complex challenges which often require innovative and workable solutions.
At Axley, our Agribusiness Team understands the changing landscape of Wisconsin Agribusiness and has a wide array of experience in various agricultural legal issues.
Axley attorneys represent producers, suppliers and cooperatives in a wide variety of legal matters, including:
business acquisitions and sales
collections and enforcement of creditors’ rights
contracts and business transactions
employment law matters
farm succession planning
matters before state and federal agencies
real estate transactions
Our Agribusiness Team provides personalized, client-centered representation. Agriculture is big business in the upper midwest, and as agricultural businesses have become larger and more specialized, they need more concentrated and sophisticated legal services to address their unique challenges in the industry.
As a company, Axley has over 125 years of experience in providing personalized representation to our agribusiness clients. Our lawyers have vast experience in providing services that are tailored to each client's individual circumstances.
Axley attorneys speak the language and understand the concerns of the agribusiness industry. Our Agribusiness Team is constantly monitoring new developments in the law through involvement with various agricultural organizations such as the Agricultural Agribusiness section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, while simultaneously staying informed of current industry business trends.
For more information about Axley's agricultural legal services, call us at 608.257.5661, email us at email@example.com or inquire here.
Agribusiness Team Members
Paul Curtis is a trial attorney who grew up working on farms in the Fox Valley area. He regularly represents agribusiness liability insurers, agricultural cooperatives, feed mills and other agricultural businesses in a variety of areas including safe place and personal injury claims, "bad feed" claims, stray voltage claims and claims involving farm animal nutrition and other services.
David Pelletier David Pelletier has extensive experience representing banks and creditors in workouts, foreclosures, collection actions, replevin actions, and in bankruptcy court. A substantial part of David’s practice centers on troubled agricultural loans and collection actions against farm debtors. David regularly represents his clients to recover and protect their farm collateral including livestock, crops, farm land, and equipment. David regularly represents creditors to maximize their recovery and protect their collateral in Chapter 12 farm bankruptcies. David works closely with his clients to accomplish their goals, which goals often include attempting to work out non-litigation alternatives with farm debtors.
Gesina (Ena) Seiler
Ena Seiler is a litigator with a wide array of experience in cases involving farm equipment, stray voltage, bad feed, health care and employment. Her childhood on the family farm gives Seiler an unparalleled understanding of all aspects of agribusiness which is invaluable to her clients.
Megan Snyder Megan Snyder is a transactional attorney with experience in real estate transactions, succession and estate planning, mergers and acquisitions and sales. Snyder has experience working with closely-held family businesses, and can help farmers protect farmland and assets through the formation of a proper business entity. She can also assist with real estate leases or conveyances and tax matters. Snyder can also formulate a proper succession plan, whether it be through a buy-sell agreement or traditional estate planning documents, in order to ensure a smooth transition of the family farm from one generation to the next.
Troy Thompson Troy Thompson represents agricultural cooperatives and their insurers in the defense of liability and employment matters across the state. He also advises management concerning corporate governance, policies, procedures, and HR-related matters at single and multi-site operations.
Kevin Trost Kevin Trost works extensively with lenders and banks to resolve troubled and defaulting loans, including loans involving farms, agricultural equipment, livestock and crops. When a negotiated resolution is not possible, he utilizes his courtroom and trial experience to secure and recover assets to maximize the lender's financial recovery. Additionally, Kevin's experience includes successfully defending lenders, farm equipment dealers and manufacturers against claims made against them in court.
Tyler Wilkinson Tyler Wilkinson is a trial lawyer whose roots run deep in Wisconsin farm country. He grew up on a farm in the small southwest Wisconsin community of Muscoda. Wilkinson's first-hand experience with Wisconsin farming gives him a thorough understanding of his clients and their agricultural needs. His unique perspective and comprehension makes him a coveted ally in agribusiness cases.