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Agribusiness, Food & Beverage Sector Year in Review

Date: January 2020
Agribusiness, Food & Beverage Sector Year in Review

2019 was a productive and thought-provoking year for our global agribusiness, food and beverage team. Over the course of the year our lawyers worked on numerous exciting and meaningful matters with our clients. These matters provided opportunities for thought leadership in the form of agribusiness, food, and beverage related alerts, articles, speaking engagements, sponsorships, webinars and podcasts. Please find below a representative list of our collective efforts. We look forward to an even more exciting 2020!


Industrial Hemp and Cannabis

Supply Chain

Food Safety and Labeling


Opportunity Zones

Real Estate & Transactional

  • Real Estate Transactions Involving Agricultural Land, presented by Kellen Holgate, 9 November 2019, American Agricultural Law Association Education Symposium, Washington, D.C.
  • No Bull__: Monetizing the Environmental Attributes of Dairy Gas, Ag Waste, and Renewable Energy Projects on Farmland, presented by Marisa Bocci, Ankur Tohan, Buck Endemann, 9 November 2019, American Agricultural Law Association Education Symposium, Washington, D.C.
  • Farm & Agribusiness Purchase and Sale Transactions: Key Legal Issues for Buyers & Sellers, 24 September 2019, presented by Marisa Bocci, webinar
  • Getting Paid: Strategies, Challenges and Developments in Agricultural Transactions, presented by Brandy Sargent, July 2019, Oregon Agricultural Law Conference by the Seminar Group
  • Buying the Farm: A Due Diligence Primer When Buying or Selling Farming Operations and other Agribusinesses (NWLawyer), by Marisa N. Bocci, Kari L. Larson, Leslie A. Berkseth, 20 June 2019
  • Getting Your Agribusiness Deal Done, presented by Brian Healey, 24 May 2019, Australia China Business Council Food and Agribusiness Forum, Brisbane
  • FIRB Restrictions on Agricultural Land - The Future of Foreign Investment in the Sector, presented by Brian Healey, 9-10 May 2019, Television Education Network, Fourth Annual Agribusiness Law Conference
  • Secured Transactions Made Simple: Oregon’s UCC Article 9, presented by Brandy Sargent, May 2019, Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Program

Technology & Innovation

Other Timely Topics

  • Attorney/Client Privilege and Agricultural Matters: Don’t let the Cow out of the Barn Door, presented by Brandy Sargent and Margaret Westbrook, 9 November 2019, American Agricultural Law Association Education Symposium, Washington, D.C.
  • Upcoming Disruptions affecting International Trade and Investment of Main Agricultural Commodities, presented by Brian Healey, 11-13 September 2019, Tokyo
  • The Future of the Snake River Dams: Agricultural and Energy Impacts, presented by Jeffrey Denham, Tim Peckinpaugh, Scott Nelson, Marisa Bocci, Ankur Tohan, Alyssa Moir, 11 July 2019, Seattle, WA

This publication/newsletter is for informational purposes and does not contain or convey legal advice. The information herein should not be used or relied upon in regard to any particular facts or circumstances without first consulting a lawyer. Any views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the law firm's clients.

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