Farm Directions

Helping farmers grow, protect, and preserve their farms for the next family generation. 

  • Succession ownership: wills, trusts, and estates: how to avoid probate. 
  • Property tax appeals & the Agricultural Exemption. 
  • Banks, lenders, and debt management. 
  • Partnerships; limited liability companies; corporations; sole proprietors.
  • Deeds, title insurance, easements. 
  • Solar and wind power. Environmental/wetlands.
  • Employment, independent contractors, and farm labor. 

There is no time like the present to obtain Tom’s legal and practical insight. Be more competitive within your agri-business community. Farming is a highly competitive big business. You should talk with Tom about the best business format (usually an LLC) to protect your family from liability and plan for a successful future. Reduce your fixed costs for more profits: lower your property taxes, get the right amount of insurance, understand governmental programs, and get the truth about wind turbines. 

Tom has over 50 years of hands-on experience working on family farms. He is a licensed attorney with over 30 years of courtroom experience and serves as university professor of business law. As a Judge, Tom decided over 1,000 property tax appeal cases. Get Tom on your farming team. 

Tom will improve, expedite, and protect your own farm operation just like he restores old tractors- always doing things the right way! 

Thomas S. Fredericks

Attorney & Business Counselor

Office/cell/text (517) 655-4100

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