Kathryn Lease Simpson

Agricultural Law

Mette, Evans & Woodside's Agricultural Law practice encompasses a wide range of legal services suited to meet the needs of clients ranging from traditional family farms to business enterprises providing support services and products to the ag community. Our clients represent all aspects of agriculture across Pennsylvania, from livestock and crop farms to Christmas tree operators and crop input suppliers.

Our familiarity with the farm industry . . . its typical high capital-low income economic model . . . allows us to better appreciate the challenges our clients encounter. Similarly, our decades of experience with agricultural clients allow us to advise on the complexities of operating a profitable business within a family context. Finally, resulting from the somewhat unique characteristics of the agricultural industry, many laws, especially tax laws, have provisions or exemptions that apply to farm operators. At Mette, our ag clients can count on their Agricultural Law attorneys applying these ag exemptions for their client's benefit.

While farm succession and estate planning are the foundations of our Agricultural Law practice, Pennsylvania's ag industry faces an assortment of legal issues in the day-to-day operation of its farms. We have represented ag clients at one time or another in a broad array of legal subjects affecting agricultural businesses, a representative list of which follows:

Estate Settlements • Farm Transfers/Title Insurance • Oil/Gas/Mineral Issues Affecting Farm/Land Owners • Business Entity Formation And Operation • Tax Issues • Environmental • 1031 Exchanges • Employment • Farmland Preservation • Clean And Green Appeals • Litigation • Nuisance Complaints • Personal Injury • Crop Insurance Disputes • Agricultural Land Condemnation • Financial Distress/Bankruptcy • Elder Law Advice

Agricultural Law Attorneys

Gary J. Heim
Jennifer Denchak Wetzel

3401 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-0950

304 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848