Agricultural Law

Sophisticated Representation for All Agricultural Interests Throughout Maryland, Delaware and the Eastern Shore

Those with Eastern Shore agricultural interests face unique financial, practical and legal challenges which require legal counsel attuned to such concerns. The agricultural law attorneys at McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker (MDSW) have decades of experience working with farmers and other entities whose livelihoods depend on the land, always cognizant that much more than just dollars and cents are at stake.

There is no shortage of issues faced by farmers and others with agricultural interests, each of which presents its own opportunities and risks. We represent clients in all matters that impact the viability and profitability of their enterprises and protect the legacy of their stewardship. These include:

  • Land use issues and environmental concerns
  • Government regulations, inspection regimes, and subsidies
  • Industry consolidation
  • USDA actions
  • Agricultural leases, licenses and entity formation
  • Biotechnology, GMOs and agricultural chemicals
  • Food safety
  • Financing
  • Estate planning
  • Employment and immigration issues
  • Real estate transactions
  • Disputes with neighboring property owners
  • Water appropriation
  • Discharge permits
  • Renewable energy
  • Tax matters
  • Right-to-farm and nuisance issues
  • Supply chain and global trade

Assisting Clients in a Range of Agricultural Production and Distribution Industries

MDSW’s agricultural lawyers take pragmatic and creative approaches to agricultural law matters, always seeking to find the most efficient path which can maximize profitability and minimize operational disruptions. We take pride in the close relationships we develop with our agricultural clients, who know that their lawyers are available, accessible and responsive. We get to truly know each client and their enterprises, learning why they get up in the morning and what keeps them up at night.

MDSW represents clients across the spectrum of agricultural production and distribution, including:

  • Livestock and crop producers
  • Vineyards, wineries and breweries
  • Family-owned farms
  • Agribusiness corporations and cooperatives

Call Our Agricultural Law Attorneys to Arrange a Consultation

With a combination of sophisticated, nationwide experience and deep Eastern Shore roots, the attorneys at McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker (MDSW) are committed to providing efficient and personal legal services for agricultural interests throughout Maryland, Delaware and beyond. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and learn about how we may be able to assist you. We know that agriculture is more than just a business to you, and we address the issues you face holistically and with an equal level of commitment and passion.

With offices in Annapolis, Easton, Cambridge and Ocean City, McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker is perfectly positioned to provide you and your business with high-level, personally tailored legal representation. Call us today at (410) 820-0222 or contact us online to arrange a consultation to discuss your individual legal matters.