Industries

The attorneys at Lommen Abdo provide excellent legal support to clients in many diverse industries.  All Lommen Abdo clients benefit from our unique and collaborative approach. Our attorneys are proud to serve the following industries:

Agriculture  

Our team of attorneys focused on agriculture law ensures the production and distribution of agricultural output, such as food, fibers and the labor that produces these commodities.  

Lommen Abdo attorneys provide legal services and support in all details of agricultural operations and we work with a range of local and regional clients. Our clients include agriculture co-ops, equipment producers and distributors, input suppliers, small and mid-sized grain and livestock farmers, packers and processing plants, agricultural lenders and other agribusinesses. Agribusiness can encompass those that formulate agricultural goods and services such as fertilizer, livestock feed and farm equipment, goods processors, wholesalers, packers and processing plants, agricultural lenders and retail food and fiber wholesalers and stores.  

We serve our agribusiness clients with a broad range of services, including contracts, forming new business and divisions, purchasing and leasing, financing and debt restructuring, agriculture litigation, bringing products to market, food safety and animal rights, intellectual property rights, diversifying operations, managing supply chain pressures, employment claims, staying abreast of new and pending legislation and planning, zoning and land use. We can also help with environmental regulation, water rights and wetland mitigation and navigating the ever-changing landscape of the agricultural industry. Our firm also has a team of attorneys ready to help with estate and succession planning. Your case is important to us, and we will bring our experienced team and passionate, collaborative approach to every case. 

Banking and Trust  

Put your confidence in our banking and trust attorneys, who have worked with small, midsize and large financial institutions. Our team will put you, and your long-term goals, first and prioritize your case. Community banks are a critical part of many towns and our attorneys recognize the role they play in people’s lives. We also have experience with midsize and large institutions, and treat each case with care and attentiveness. Our attorneys pride themselves on their experience, responsiveness and collaboration, bringing creative solutions to your case. 

We offer a wide array of services and can help with due diligence, reviewing, and analyzing collateral and title related issues. We are also adept at drafting, negotiating and interpreting loan documentation. Our team has experience assisting lenders who are working through troubled loans, real estate law, bankruptcy proceedings and community banking. 

Construction  

When it comes to our construction industry practice, we provide both transactional and litigation services for our clients. Our team can help with many types of agreements and documentation, including buy/sell agreements, land use planning and zoning development, regulatory compliance, contract preparation, mechanics liens, indemnification obligations, contracting issues and more.  

Lommen Abdo attorneys are also adept litigators in the construction industry. Our services include contract disputes, insurance coverage and defense, general litigation, and more for product manufacturers, insurers and property owners and others.  

To learn more about our construction practice, click here.  

Real Estate  

The real estate lawyers at Lommen Abdo understand the ins and outs of the industry and have years of experience. We understand that real estate issues can happen for any number of reasons, and we’re here to help with compassion and care. We have worked with numerous landowners who want to acquire, lease, sell, or finance property and we also help business clients with their real estate sales, purchases and leases. 

Our attorneys are well-versed in real estate law and our past clients have included real estate agents, brokerages and homeowners’ associations as well as developers and individuals who may want to purchase or sell real estate or property. In addition, we are happy to help with land subdivisions, boundary disputes, defective titles and governmental approvals. 

Insurance  

Lommen Abdo insurance attorneys are exceptionally qualified to represent both insurance companies and their insureds, though the majority of the firm’s insurance work is for insurers. We also have vast experience in subrogation claims against third parties for property losses involving fires, water intrusion, structural failures and more. We invite you to learn more about our insurance work here. 

Hospitality  

People and businesses in the hospitality industry rely on our knowledge and experience to help navigate the ever-changing environment in which they operate. We understand that our clients in the hospitality and food service industry face unique challenges. 

Our hospitality industry attorneys represent a wide variety of retail and hospitality businesses, including hotels, restaurants, bars, coffee cafés, food-service vendors and others. Our services include vendor contracting, leasing, trademarking, acquisition and sale agreements, employment matters, manufacturing and distribution, franchising, wage and hour issues, liquor liability, licensing and regulatory compliance.   

Lommen Abdo’s litigation and transactional attorneys form a cohesive team of business advisors and advocates, applying their depth of knowledge and creative solutions to your specific needs. 

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