Our Practice

Snell & Wilmer's agrifinance attorneys have more than 30 years of dedicated and concentrated agrifinance experience on projects throughout the United States and Mexico, including financing livestock production facilities, livestock, crop production and agribusinesses. Our agrifinance attorneys have closed billions of dollars of financings on cattle facilities, dairy facilities, swine facilities, livestock (cattle, pigs, sheep and buffalo), public warehouses, grain storage facilities and irrigated and dry cropland and pastures. Snell & Wilmer agrifinance clients include national banks, regional banks, community banks and agricultural lending cooperatives.

Snell & Wilmer's experience includes documenting, administering, servicing, restructuring and collecting agricultural loans, including syndicated loans. Our agrifinance attorneys have led more than 200 agricultural receiverships and have worked under court authority to administer and sell livestock and agricultural commodities throughout the United States.

Our Attorneys

Snell & Wilmer agrifinance attorneys have securitized domestic and international commodity transactions through letters of credit and other credit enhancement devices, have worked with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Justice Department on livestock export and import issues and have practiced in Commodity Futures Trading Commission litigation.

Snell & Wilmer agrifinance attorneys regularly practice under the Packers and Stockyards Act, the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, the Uniform Commercial Code and state branding laws. Snell & Wilmer agrifinance attorneys have litigated, mediated and resolved commodity title and lien priority disputes throughout the United States. Snell & Wilmer’s experience includes servicing large pools of agricultural loans as well as specific livestock, crop and land loans.

Snell & Wilmer’s environmental and governmental attorneys verify and monitor CAFO and zoning compliance and other land use issues unique to agriculture.

Snell & Wilmer agrifinance attorneys are highly experienced, prominent and active in the agricultural industry. We are familiar with production agriculture, food safety, animal health and genetics and biosecurity. Our practice conforms to industry protocol.

Our agrifinance attorneys are active members of, and conference speakers for, agricultural trade and professional associations. We support the agricultural community, including active participation in national and local trade associations, stock shows, rodeos and the American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball.

Agrifinance is an interdisciplinary area. As needed, Snell & Wilmer’s capabilities include attorneys in our other practice areas such as business and finance, environmental, immigration, real estate, regulatory, energy, ethanol, biosciences, intellectual property and commercial litigation.

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