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Since the firm’s founding, Otten Johnson attorneys have represented farmers, ranchers, dairy operators, vineyards, agricultural operators and food processing and packaging companies throughout Colorado and the western United States. In addition to providing corporate and tax counsel, the agriculture team has focused on a wide range of matters affecting the industry. The firm also represents financial institutions, agricultural lenders and investors in agricultural matters. Otten Johnson’s litigation group can also assist with all aspects of disputes between landlords and tenants and bankruptcy issues.

Representative Ser​vices

  • Acquisition and sale of agricultural properties and businesses
  • Management agreements
  • Grazing and crop leases
  • Land lease issues
  • Mortgage lending
  • Financing of agricultural operations
  • Water rights
  • Oil, gas and mineral rights
  • Wind and solar energy development leases and royalties
  • Electricity transmission access and owner’s rights
  • Tax issues, including property tax appeals
  • Easement access and related disputes
  • Land owner’s rights
  • Land conservation
  • Foreclosures, bankruptcies and workouts of troubled loans
  • Litigation and dispute resolution related to real property issues

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