Bush Ross attorneys provide legal representation to the agricultural industry through a wide range of experience. Bush Ross has a twenty-five year history of serving the legal needs of the Tampa Bay Area. Many of our attorneys' families have lived in the Tampa Bay area for generations. Therefore, we understand that agriculture continues to be a large part of the area’s economy by providing jobs, food and exports that affect the area’s residents in one way or another. From the horse farms of Ocala to the strawberry farmers in Plant City, our regional focus gives us the skills you need to start or expand your agricultural business.
Our clients include organic growers in the Tampa Bay area as well as some of the region’s largest producers of farm products including fruit, eggs and other produce products. In addition, we represent some of the nation’s largest lenders in secured financing of farm equipment. Bush Ross has also assisted our clients in navigating the popular “farm to table” concept. We also have advised clients on a full range of equine law issues, including establishing horse farms, formation of horse racing syndicates, and handling horse breeding, leasing and sales contracts. Our clients include individuals starting out in the business, family-owned businesses intent on building a business that will be passed on to future generations and large, national corporations. Our team has the experience necessary to address the unique issues applicable to the agricultural industry including evolving rules and regulations, shipping and processing contracts, land acquisition issues, agricultural cooperatives under the Copper-Volstead Act, and export association under the Webb-Pomerene and Export Trading Company Acts. In addition, our broader general corporate practice can ensure that you are running and governing your agriculture business according to applicable law.