Legal Resources

  • Farm Commons
    Resources and tutorials on legal farm topics such as workers and employees, taxes, food safety, land use and insurance and liability.

  • Pace University Food and Beverage Law Clinic
    Provides direct, transactional legal services for free during the academic year. Under faculty supervision, law students in the Clinic represent farmers, food and beverage entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations.

  • NYS Agricultural Mediation Program
    Free consultations; workshops; provides members of the NY agricultural community with help in the areas of communication, conflict management, mediation, collaboration and group decision making.

  • Legal Food Hub
    Has a resource library about starting your business, acquiring land, entering into contracts, etc. Plus, you can register to be matched with a participating lawyer to receive free legal services.

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