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Schwarz Law Office 2017-12-11T15:59:24+00:00

WE ARE YOUR FARM & RURAL LAW OFFICE

Let’s Face it:  Most attorneys do not know the difference between a corn row and a fence row.  You’ll hear how they supposedly know farming because they grew up on a farm decades ago.  Or, they helped out on their grandparents’ farm.  Or better yet, because they once showed animals in 4-H.  Ask one simple question:  Is the attorney an active farmer?  If the answer is “no”, you should ask yourself if you would better served having an active farmer as your attorney.  Likely, you will be better served having an attorney that is also a farmer.

Agriculture is an every changing industry with many dynamics.  John Schwarz is a farmer himself, which means that he has first-hand experience and understands the problems that show themselves working in agriculture.  John founded Schwarz Law Office which is situated on an active farm  in rural LaGrange County, Indiana.  The Law office focuses  on agricultural law and the legal needs of rural and small town residents. We are licensed in the states of Indiana and Michigan, and, depending on the legal matter, may be able to assist you no matter what state you are in.

At Schwarz Law Office, we have chosen to focus on helping farmers in Indiana and the surrounding areas ensure their business, their legacy, and their family are secured. Many lawyers claim to practice agricultural law, but most of them don’t know the first thing about the logistics of farm life and the importance of being able to have someone there to count on when the occasional legal issues arise. The farm won’t wait while lawyers give you the run around. Why waste time and money having to explain the basic farming aspects of your legal matter to an attorney?  As a fellow farmer, John Schwarz will know the farming aspects of your legal issue and will be able to give you legal counsel that you can trust.

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ESTATE PLANNING

The number of viable farms in this country will be determined not by how successful the farming operations are in terms of yields, acres, prices, etc., but by how well current farmers plan to transfer their farming operations to the next generation. Learn more about Estate Planning.

FARM & GRAIN CONTRACTS

Anytime a farmer engages in business that relies upon the actions of another party, a written contract should be created. Without a written contract, if a dispute arises, the case usually will erode into a “he said she said” setting. Learn more about Farm Contracts and Grain Contracts.

AG LAW

Many people aren’t aware that there is such as thing as an Agricultural Lawyer. We focus on Agribusiness, Ag Litigation, Probate & Trust Administration, and Farm Family Divorce issues. Learn more about agricultural legal issues.

USDA / FSA

The USDA and Farm Service Agency (FSA) administer numerous programs that are available to Indiana farmers. We have vast experience assisting our clients with issues pertaining to USDA/FSA programs and eligibility.

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The legal problems faced by farmers and rural residents are our area of focus. Reach out to us to learn how we can assist you.

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