Mississippi Agricultural Real Estate Attorneys

Mississippi Agricultural Real Estate Attorneys

Assisting clients around the globe in the sale and purchase of land

The Mississippi economy is deeply grounded in its agricultural industry. It is a $7.4 billion industry (22% of the state’s income) according to Growing Mississippi.org, and employs about 260,000 people (17% of the workforce). Some of the richest soil in the world is right here in the delta, and you want to trust the right lawyer to protect that land during its sale, lease or purchase.

Partner Ted Connell of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. handles agricultural real estate cases for local, out-of-state and international clients. Mr. Connell and Beth Haynes work with investors and venture capitalists who recognize the raw potential of this verdant area. He brings his knowledge of the deep history of the Delta along with his knowledge of the law and his commitment to protecting his clients through every step of their farm, ranch or agriculture operation.

Practical solutions for Mississippi farmers and agricultural operations

Our agricultural real estate lawyers represent clients in a diverse array of real estate law matters including:

  • Representing buyers, sellers and investors in agricultural real estate transactions
  • Preparation or purchase and sale agreements
  • Contract disputes
  • Land use disputes
  • Succession planning
  • Title examination

We understand that, when it comes to multi-million-dollar property deals, time is money. To that end, we work to ensure that your needs are met with expediency and efficiency. Our team also has the skills, resources and experience to handle litigation and arbitration proceedings if necessary.

How can a Mississippi agricultural real estate attorney help?

Agricultural businesses and investors require representation from attorneys who not only understand the areas of the law involved in their daily operations, but who also have a solid understanding of business law, local law and property rights. This is particularly helpful to clients who do not live in Mississippi; after all, it can be difficult to appropriately value land that has been left to you in a will while you are halfway around the world.

At Merkel & Cocke, we understand the position you’re in, and the value of the land you hold. Likewise, we are able to assist clients who wish to purchase farmland but cannot view that land in person. We ensure that the property you wish to buy is zoned correctly, and that you end up with the type of land – irrigated or non-irrigated, cropland, hunting land or timberland – you wanted.

If your plans include commercial or residential property sales and/or purchases, we can assist with that as well. We leverage our acumen and resources to obtain the optimal outcome for our clients.

Whether you are acquiring a large tract of land using traditional financing, leasing, a partnership with a land trust or a conservation easement, the agriculture real estate attorney team at Merkel & Cocke is here to protect your interests.

Learn more about how our experienced Jackson agriculture real estate lawyers can help

At Merkel & Cocke, we understand the challenges involved in acquiring agricultural real estate for farming, hunting or as an investment. We represent local clients, those from out of state and international clients looking to purchase land in the Mississippi Delta and surrounding areas. Working from our offices in Clarksdale, Jackson, and Oxford, we serve clients throughout Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas and elsewhere. Call us at 662-627-9641 or complete our contact form today.