The legal issues which arise in the area of agriculture are often unique and complex.

Patrick Markham has handled agricultural law cases for more than 25 years and has gained the respect of Sacramento area farmers that have been farming here for generations.  The myriad of issues that arise in agriculture involve many different areas of law, including the following:

  • Business Contracts
  • Transactional
  • Real Property
  • Administrative
  • Land Use
  • Leasing and Agricultural Lease Disputes (Landlord/Tenant)
  • Rights of Entry
  • Insurance Crop Loss Claims
  • Condemnation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Injunctive Relief and Writs of Mandate
  • Easements (Including Conservation Easements)

Many of the legal issues encountered in agriculture are highly specific to the agricultural community such as crop insurance, related local government and districts, crop sales, crop damage by third parties and agricultural conservation easements.  The attorneys at Jacobson Markham L.L.P. have unique and extensive experience in this area of the law and understand the relationships involved in agriculture.

Representative Matters

Crop Sales

Jacobson Markham successfully represented farmer in action against food processor for failing to timely receive loads of harvested fruit in accordance with a commodity sales contract.

Crop Damage

Patrick Markham recovered judgment against State of California regarding herbicide spray case where state action destroyed growing crops. Ended in successfully stopping the damage.

Conservation Easements

Jacobson Markham has negotiated conservation easements protecting nearly 2000 acres of prime agricultural land located on the Sacramento River Delta.

Eminent Domain

Jacobson Markham has successfully represented landowners and tenant farmers in eminent domain disputes regarding major infrastructure projects.