Considerations for Forming a Limited Liability Company for Real Estate

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For individuals who own real estate, it is important to consider the best way to structure your ownership. When you are just starting out as an investor in real estate, you may hold title to the real estate personally, but that may not be the most advantageous method of ownership. Another option is to create a limited liability company (LLC) …

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Conversation Starters for Farm and Ranch Estate & Succession Planning Discussions

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I was speaking a few nights a go to a crew of cattlemen about how to start the conversation with family members on estate and succession planning.  I recommended  that if the conversation is particularly challenging to  start to consider hiring a mediator (or even a virtual mediator) who understands agriculture to move  the conversation along; however, what has worked …

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NALC Fact Sheet: Animal Law Issues in Farm and Ranch Divorces

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There are a myriad of animal law issues affecting farm and ranch families who are going through a divorce (both with companion animals but also livestock and frozen genetics).  Read my Fact Sheet with the National Agriculture Law Center here.  Don’t forget to check out all my NALC Fact Sheets on family law issues with agriculture here.

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Why I Heart Agritourism

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I was recently asked to speak about agri-tourism and it made me sit back and think about the benefits of agritourism into our community.  A big part of having an agriculture business is the relationship with the communities.  Most people with an agricultural business have a passion for it and want to share this with others.  People visiting an agritourism …

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Episode 12 of Ag Law Today: Farm Dissolution

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Not only do we handle actual divorces here at Rincker Law but we also handle business divorces.  Hear me talk farm business dissolutions with Robert Moore on Ag Law Today here. I’m passionate about prenups with marriages and businesses alike.  Hear about the dissolution process and some tips on how to make it go easier.

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Estate Planning and the Millennial Mindset

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I was quoted in this publication by the Illinois Soybean Association on estate planning and the millennial mindset.  Check it out and let me know if you agree!

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Episode #2 of Ag Law Today: Employment Contracts

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Podcast #2 of “Ag Law Today” is now live!  Listen to MMA Lawyer, David Fish, talk about employment law contracts.  David had a great common sense approach to life and business.  Hear his words of wisdom here.

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Wanna Catch-Up on My Old Podcasts?

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So the cat is out of the bag –  I will be starting a new podcast soon with Purdue University Extension called “Ag Law Today”.  In preparation of entering this new podcasting, I have compiled my old appearances on podcasts.  You can view it here.  Happy listening and stay tuned for more info on Ag Law Today!

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AJSA North Central Regional Classic

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I will be at the American Junior Simmental Association (“AJSA”) North Central Regional Classic today in Springfield, Illinois.  Rincker Law is the business sponsor of the photobooth and I have been working on the opening ceremonies.  If you are there, please come by and say hello.  If you aren’t, then follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat!

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Illinois Agriculture Law: Farm Estate and Succession Planning

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This presentation will be given to the Illinois Beef Association this Thursday in Galina, Illinois, at its annual meeting. It discusses the differences between estate planning, succession planning and business planning. Then it delves into the Who, What, When, Where, How and How Much. It too discusses how to have those difficult conversations and using mediation in this process. [slideshare …

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Illinois Employment Law: Overview of Farm Labor Laws

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This expansive outline on farm labor laws was created for the 2018 Illinois Specialty Crops, Agri-Tourism and Organic Conference in Springfield, Illinois. It covers employment classifications (e.g., employer, employee, independent contractor), unpaid farm labor (e.g., internships, apprenticeships, volunteer farm labor, hiring and firing practices, wage and hour laws (including child labor laws), the Family Medical Leave Act, and employee handbooks.

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Choice of Business Entities For Illinois Farmers & Agri-Businesses

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[slideshare id=90556988&doc=businessentities-180313203829] I’m looking forward to speaking on Friday at the Women in Ag Conference in Rock Island, Illinois on choices of business entities.  The above presentation gives a nice overview of various choices in Illinois including sole proprietorships, partnerships (general and limited), corporations, limited liability companies, etc.

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