With our roots in rural Nova Scotia, we have a wide range of experience in assisting clients in the agriculture and natural resource sectors, with a focus on the farming, fishing, forestry and mining industries.
Our agricultural clients have an assortment of requirements from their lawyer, including business structuring, commercial transactions, property purchases and sales, taxation issues, estate and succession planning and intergenerational transfers of farms.
We assist our clients in securing financing with banks and with lenders dealing exclusively with the farming community such as Farm Credit Canada and the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board.
We also represent clients dealing with insolvency issues under the Farm Debt Mediation Act (Canada).
We have experience dealing with Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Egg Producers, Chicken Farmers of Nova Scotia, Natural Products Marketing Council, and the various other regulatory agencies and marketing boards involved in the area of agri-business.
Given the nature of the agriculture business, we are also able to reach out to our Taxation, Real Estate, and Corporate Commercial lawyers for assistance with concerns such as tax issues, succession planning, and property sales.