Solar Panel Leases - Land Owners

Solar Leases PA Update for Landowners

The second in a series of articles that addresses topics related to solar leases that are important to landowners.

Mette, Evans & Woodside

How do I begin the process of business succession planning?

Succession planning rarely implements itself automatically, the first step should be contacting an attorney with succession planning experience.

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PA Supreme Court Decision In Agricultural Case

PA Supreme Court rules that family farms do not have to comply with municipal ordinances that are stricter than state law.

Solar Leases Landowners

Solar Leases: Landowners Beware

The nature of agricultural land, being undeveloped and of high acreage, makes Pennsylvania’s farmland ideal for commercial solar projects.

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The Use of Windfall Gain Agreements in Farm Transition Planning

The importance of farm transition planning has become increasingly understood and accepted by the agricultural community. 

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Untangling Joint Ownership of Real Estate

It is not uncommon in the farm community for real estate to be owned jointly by two or more owners.  Many times, parents will transfer their real estate to more than one child as part of their estate and farm succession plan.  Joint ownership of real estate often presents unique problems for the joint owners. 

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Will Your Whole Life Insurance Expire Before You Do?

Some farmers have purchased whole life insurance as an integral part of their estate/farm succession plan. Some of our clients, who have purchased whole life insurance as part of their farm succession plan, however, are discovering, unexpectedly, that their insurance may lapse before their deaths, whether automatically or due to unaffordable premium increases. 

Like Kind Exchange Land Owners

How Does a Like-Kind Exchange Work?

Most farmers and land owners have heard of a like-kind exchange, which goes by several other names, including a 1031 exchange or a tax-free exchange. The primary purpose of an exchange is to reduce the federal income taxes resulting from the sale of real estate.