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11 BFUG Conference - Food and Agriculture Lawyers Handout

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  • 1. Contacts  and  Resources  Relating  to  Food  and  Agriculture     Michigan  Food  and  Agriculture  Lawyers  &  Legal  Services   Michigan  State  College  of  Law:  Urban  Food,  Farm  and  Agriculture  Clinic   http://www.law.msu.edu/clinics/food/resources.html     Varnum,  LLP   Locations:  Grand  Rapids,  Metro  Detroit,  Kalamazoo,  Grand  Haven  and  Lansing.   Contact  Information:  866-­‐482-­‐7686   Varnum  attorneys  have  experience  working  with  agricultural  producers,  food  processors   and  their  suppliers.    For  an  exhaustive  list  of  the  food  and  agricultural  issues  this  firm   has  experience  dealing  with,  please  visit:   http://www.varnumlaw.com/services/agriculture-­‐and-­‐farm-­‐law/     Foster  Swift   Locations:  Lansing,  Farmington  Hills,  Grand  Rapids,  Detroit,  Marquette,  Holland   Contact  Information:  Please  visit  http://www.fosterswift.com/contact.html  for  specific  contact   information  by  location   Foster  Swift  has  experience  helping  farmers  and  vendors  understand  the  business  of   farming  as  well  as  the  laws  that  impact  it.  Their  attorneys  serve  as  counsel  for  all  sizes   and  types  of  farm  and  agricultural  related  organizations.  For  more  information  about   the  food  and  agricultural  services  this  firm  provides,  please  visit:   http://www.fosterswift.com/services-­‐Agricultural-­‐Agribusiness-­‐Law.html     Warner,  Norcross  &  Judd,  LLP   Locations:  Grand  Rapids,  Holland,  Kalamazoo,  Lansing,  Macomb  County,  Midland,  Muskegon,   Southfield   Contact  Information:  For  general  inquiries,  call  1866-­‐533-­‐3018.  For  spific  contact  information   by  location,  please  visit  their  website  at:  http://www.wnj.com/Contact     Warner,  Norcross  &  Judd,  LLP  has  experience  dealing  with  a  wide  range  of  legal  issues   pertaining  to  family  farms,  agri-­‐businesses,  corporate  farms,  orchards  and  vineyards  as   well  as  food  distributors,  agrichemical  manufacturers,  produce  marketing  companies,   livestock  breeders  and  producers  of  alternative  fuels.  For  more  information  about  the   food  and  agriculture  services  this  firm  provides,  please  visit:   http://www.wnj.com/Industries-­‐and-­‐Practices/Industries/Agriculture       Michigan  Food  and  Agriculture  Resources     Michigan  Department  of  Agriculture  and  Rural  Development   http://www.michigan.gov/mdard     International  Network  for  Urban  Agriculture   http://www.inuag.org/  and  http://www.inuag.org/tags/detroit      
  • 2. Contacts  and  Resources  Relating  to  Food  and  Agriculture   New  York  Food  and  Agriculture  Lawyers-­‐  Contact  Information   Note:  There  are  A  LOT  of  law  schools  in  Metro  NYC  and  all  have  legal  clinics  that  can  likely  assist   with  some  of  your  organization’s  legal  needs     Jason  Foscolo,  LLC-­‐  Legal  Counsel  for  Farmers  and  Food  Entrepreneurs     Locations:  Sag  Harbor,  NY   Contact  Information:  (631)  903–5055   Jason  Foscolo,  LLC  deals  with  a  wide  range  of  farmers  and  food  entrepreneurs  across   the  country,  including,  but  not  limited  to  niche  market  farmers,  restaurants,  specialty   food  purveyors,  trade  associations,  and  nonprofit  organizations.  This  firm  also  has  a  blog   for  farmers  and  food  entrepreneurs,  and  they  host  a  wide  array  of  workshops.    For  more   information  about  their  services,  please  visit:  http://www.foodlawfirm.com/       Rincker  Law,  PLLC   Location:  535  Fifth  Avenue,  4th  floor,  New  York,  NY  10017   Contact  Information:  (212)  427-­‐2049   Rincker  Law,  PLLC  is  a  national  general  practice  law  firm  concentrating  in  food/   agriculture  law.    They  have  experience  with  a  wide  variety  of  legal  issues  in  the  areas  of   community  gardens,  animal  feeding  operations,  cottage  food  operations,  farmers’   markets,  food  entrepreneurs,  food  truck,  livestock  producers,  non-­‐profit  organizations,   rooftop  farmers,  and  vineyards.    For  more  information  regarding  their  areas  of  practice,   please  visit:  http://rinckerlaw.com/practiceareas.html     New  York  Food  and  Agriculture  Resources     Northeast  Beginning  Farmers  Project   http://nebeginningfarmers.org/publications/urban-­‐farming/     New  York  State  Department  of  Agriculture  &  Markets   http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/     International  Network  for  Urban  Agriculture   http://www.inuag.org/   http://www.inuag.org/tags/new-­‐york     Cornell  Small  Farms  Program:  Resources   http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/     National  Resources     Sustainable  Economies  Law  Center  (http://www.theselc.org);  UrbanAgLaw.org   (http://www.urbanaglaw.org/);  The  Urban  Agriculture  Law  Project   (http://communitylaw.org/urbanagriculturelawproject/);  alumni  of  the  University  of  Arkansas   Food  and  Agriculture  LLM  (http://law.uark.edu/academics/llm/)  

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