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Agriculture & Agri-Business

Representative Experience

Drafted and testified in support of the 1994 legislation (1994 c. 206) limiting "dissenter's rights" in a co-op.
Managed defense of entity and owner against state environmental and county land use enforcement proceedings and assisted in acquiring, planning, and transferring operations to industrial park property.
Assisted in drafting the 1991 "handler's lien" legislation (1991 c 286) creating a preferred lien for handlers of orchard crops in response to the Mendelson Zeller decision, 113 Wn.2d 346.
Assisted business owner with city and county negotiations with respect to transitioning existing juice processing operation from farmland location to new industrial site in the city.
Successfully merged fresh fruit-packing cooperatives, grain-handling and marketing cooperatives, dairy cooperatives, and supply cooperatives.