Be In The Know:  Legal Tips for Your Ag Start-Up

Sponsored by the Agricultural and Food Law Consortium




Successful businesses are built on innovative ideas, stakeholder perseverance, adaptability to changing market conditions and a solid legal foundation. Too often, however, the legal foundation is an afterthought and, even then, is allocated limited time and resources.

The purpose of this webinar is to inform attendees of the key legal considerations every agricultural business should identify and address including:  (i) intellectual property ownership and protection; (ii) business entity structuring; (iii) employee hiring and retention; and (iv) equity and debt capitalization.

Join us and be in the know.


This webinar was recorded on September 5, 2018.  To listen to a recording of the webinar, please click here.


Joe Thompson

Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

Joe counsels food, beverage, agribusiness, biofuels and manufacturing clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and related corporate matters. His experience includes corporate structuring and restructuring, project development matters, private and public equity capitalization, debt financing and co-packing, supply and tolling agreements.

 Jim Ash

Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

Jim Ash’s engagements include cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, governance, securities, international expansion and general corporate matters. He is well known for his ability to understand the human side of transactions and keep peace during stressful negotiations. With deep roots in agriculture, Jim draws on his industry knowledge and analytical skills to help clients find their best solution. As a lawyer, he has guided some of the world’s best-known food and agriculture companies, investors and financers. This distinct background allows Jim to understand his clients’ operations with an insider’s perspective.

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