Legal Resources

Legal farm information and free legal resources & services.

Farm Commons

Resources and tutorials on legal farm topics such as workers and employees, taxes, food safety, land use and insurance and liability.

The Food Law Firm

Legal services for farmers and food entrepreneurs.

Legal Best Practices for the Wholesale Farmer

Information provided by Family Farmed and USDA

Pace University Food and Farm Business Law Clinic

Provides direct, transactional legal services for free during the academic year. Under faculty supervision, law students in the Clinic represent farmers, food and beverage entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations.

NYS Agricultural Mediation Program

Free consultations; workshops; provides members of the NY agricultural community with help in the areas of communication, conflict management, mediation, collaboration and group decision making.

Rural Law Initiative of Albany Law School

Podcasts and printable resources on business structures, land issues, packaging and labeling laws, bankruptcy, and much more.

Legal Food Hub

Has a resource library about starting your business, acquiring land, entering into contracts, etc. Plus, you can register to be matched with a participating lawyer to receive free legal services.

Handel Food Law

A law firm dedicated to food, beverage, and farming businesses