We believe that a flexible, reasoned, and proactive approach provides the most efficient results, allowing you to work the land instead of spending time resolving complex legal issues.  

Agriculture

Doerner has a long history of representing Oklahoma farmers, land owners and investors involved in all aspects of agricultural production, from cultivation and processing to sales and distribution.  Our lawyers bring a wide variety of experience to assist with issues confronting agricultural producers, including forward contracts, forward sales, naked positions, unauthorized trades, unauthorized margin calls and unauthorized margin trading. 

We represent individuals and entities who farm the land as owners, operators, and lessees, and advise those involved in agriculture through of investment or family heritage. We believe that a flexible, reasoned, and proactive approach provides the most efficient results, allowing our clients to work the land instead of spending time resolving complex legal issues. 

Top Areas of Focus

  • Acquisition and sale of property, including farms and tracts
  • Representation of agricultural interests in partition lawsuits
  • Representation of agricultural interests in quiet title actions and deed concerns
  • Negotiation, transfer and administration of farm leases
  • Creation and enforcement of easements
  • Resolution of zoning issues
  • Representation of agricultural interests impacted by crop loss due to misapplication and/or improper formulation of chemicals
  • Representation of agricultural interests in connection with insurance coverage matters, including appeals from denials of coverage
  • Resolution of eminent domain issues
  • Handling of Section 1031 property exchanges
  • Negotiation, transfer and administration of mineral rights, including coal, oil, and wind power
  • Negotiation, transfer and administration of hunting leases
  • Representation of agricultural interests in state and federal regulatory matters, including matters arising under U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations
  • Prosecution and defense of antitrust cases involving market manipulation
  • Prosecution and defense of product liability claims
  • Representation of agricultural interests in civil actions for negligence, personal injury, and wrongful death
  • Agricultural financing and securitization
  • Representation of agricultural interests in environmental litigation, including Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
  • Negotiation and litigation of water usage and water rights, including riparian rights
  • Prosecution and defense of nuisance cases

Key Contacts

Partner
P: 918.591.5242
F: 918.925.5242
Partner
P: 918.591.5228
F: 918.925.5228

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Lewis C. Carter

Lewis N. Carter, Attorney

Lewis has represented a wide range of clients in general and commercial litigation, as well as employment, healthcare and ERISA litigation, and securities arbitration.

 

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