Providing legal counseling to farmers, packagers, processors, marketers and related service businesses is an important part of Ogden Murphy Wallace’s practice. Increasing governmental regulation, land use and wetlands issues, coupled with financing, development and marketing nuances, continue to force those involved in agribusiness to employ legal services. For nearly 20 years, Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. has provided agribusiness clients with legal representation ranging from advice on the structure of the ownership of the organization to complex issues involving boundary disputes, toxic and hazardous substances, liability exposure and water rights. Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. has also represented farmers, warehouseman and suppliers of products and services in a number of crop damage cases.
Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. offers special emphasis in pursuing claims under the Perishable Agricultural Commodity Act (PACA). The firm has successfully pursued claims under PACA in both state courts and federal bankruptcy courts.
Utilizing our tax expertise, international transaction experience and international contacts, we counsel clients regarding import and export issues. To implement effective tax planning strategies, we prepare and administer appropriate corporate structures, including foreign sales corporations.
We have also served as counsel to both lenders and borrowers in establishing financing programs with agri-businesses, negotiating financial restructuring, and in enforcement of the lender’s or borrower’s rights in the event of default. With offices in both Seattle and Wenatchee, we are uniquely able to work closely with financial institutions and other companies headquartered in the Puget Sound area and with agri-businesses located in Central and Eastern Washington.