Agribusiness

Our Practice

Our agribusiness team recognises and understands the agricultural aspects of our client’s needs and their rural industry businesses.

Our clients range from families and individuals through to rural and agricultural businesses (including corporate businesses and multinational companies) throughout Queensland, and our team prides itself on having firsthand experience in all aspects of agriculture.

At Shand Taylor Lawyers, we have the skills and commercial experience to assist in all legal aspects of your family and agribusiness affairs.

We are passionate and pride ourselves on our ability to provide personalised customer service to our rural clients and as part of this we frequently travel across Queensland to meet with them.

Our Expertise

Our agribusiness team frequently assists our rural clients with:

  • acquisitions and sales of rural properties and businesses, including compiling due diligence on transactions, providing pre-contractual advice, advising on the structuring of purchasing entities and negotiating the terms of contracts
  • acquisitions and sales of licensed venues (hotels and motels) including advising on liquor licensing and gaming requirements
  • taxation and revenue implications of commercial transactions, including transfer (stamp) duty, land tax, GST and land valuation issues
  • all types of land and resource agreements/licences including:
    • grazing and farming leases
    • water licence and water taking agreements
    • agistment licences
    • share farming agreements
  • all types of commercial agreements, including:
    • stakeholder agreements
    • joint venture and development agreements
    • unit trust deeds
    • general management and consultancy agreements
  • advising and prosecuting claims for compensation for mining and gas activities, and statutory resumptions
  • advising on land tenures and tenure conversions including Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and Native Title issues
  • advising on Planning and Environment Law matters including:
    • land reconfiguration and subdivisions, and the impacts of regional town planning requirements
    • vegetation clearing and management
    • issues and responsibilities under the environmental legislation including environmental licensing, preparation and implementation of environmental management plans and environmental prosecution and advice
  • Estate Planning and Succession Law including:
    • business transactions and corporate structures for rural and agricultural businesses
    • intergenerational farm transfers and family business succession advice;
    • establishment of trusts
    • preparation of wills and administration of deceased estates
  • Intellectual Property including copyright, trademarks and licensing issues
  • Dispute Resolution including insolvency matters and debt restructuring for rural and agricultural businesses (involving negotiations with financiers where required) and
  • advising on and registering security interests for real property, livestock and other rural business assets

Publications

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Our Team

Please refer your enquiries to:

Brad Clark, Partner
(07) 3307 4527
bclark@shandtaylor.com.au