We understand that farming is not just a job. It’s a lifestyle that often mixes business and family enterprise and the emotion that comes with it.
We provide support to farmers of all types, from remote areas to national operations.
Farming in Australia holds a number of unique legal challenges. With vast regulation from Federal and State bodies, farmers can be overwhelmed with the amount of change that they need to comply and be updated with.
Although farming is one of the most regulated industries in the nation, it is also one of the most complex when considering the wide range of legal structures agriculture businesses adopt. Burke & Associates Lawyers’ farming clientele run a broad range of farming enterprises, from large scale corporations to family-owned operations.
The passing of the farming enterprise from one generation to the next also needs to be carefully considered, particularly balancing the competing interests of various family members and minimising potential challenges to the will, as well as the taxation implications associated with the transfer of asset.
Our teams work together to provide advice to our agriculture clients across all areas that affect their lives, which include all commercial, property, and governance matters, extending to business and succession planning.
Agriculture experience to help farming businesses and operations
- Farm succession planning
- Family and personal succession planning
- Business structure
- Corporate governance
- Farming assets – sale and purchase of assets
- Agreements and licences
- Supplier contracts
- Farm leases
- Planning and environment matters
- Levies and charges
- Dispute management – whether family disputes or broader