Agricultural Lawyer & Family Farm Attorney
in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Farms, and by extension farmers, are fundamentally different than other businesses and business owners. Planning for what happens to the farm after disability or death is complicated, and is made even more complicated by the increasing number of farm families that find themselves without a clear successor to return to the farm and take over, but no desire to sell the homeplace.
I once heard it said that the way we spend our days is the way we spend our lives. For a traditional 9-to-5 office employee who is given 14 paid vacation days a year, the majority of that employee’s time is spent outside of work, and so it is not work that will define how that employee spends his life. That employee does not go to the beach and worry about his office chair getting out in the road, or his stack of unfiled reports wilting in the summer sun. In contrast, Farmers spend their days on and around the farm, and when they’re not on the farm they are thinking about it. The average employee, and even many business owners, would not say that they spend their lives being an employee or a business owner. But without fail, even for the weekend farmers who work other jobs during the week, a farmer will tell you that he spends his life farming.
A Farm is more than just a business. It’s more than just a Home. It’s even more than a Lifestyle. The Farm is the center of life for the entire family.
Farm Estate Planning is a comprehensive process ranging from business structuring to legacy building. If you’re a farmer, you know how hard you’ve worked for what you’ve created and how easily an Act of God can take it away. Let me help you protect it, both for now and for generations to come.