Practice Areas

Martindell provides top-notch service across the board, and we take pride in every matter that we handle, from the simplest to the most complex. But we believe there are certain areas that truly distinguish us from other law firms. Here are some of them.

 

Agribusiness and Cooperative Law

 

Martindell has a long history of representing agricultural and agribusiness concerns, including large production farms, ranches, implement dealers, ethanol plants, processing facilities, and significant lenders and investors in the agricultural and agribusiness industries. Lawyers working in this area have experience in the formation of family limited partnerships, LLCs and corporations, financing, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, regulatory and water issues, estate planning and litigation, and succession planning.

 

We also represent agricultural and other local or federated marketing and supply cooperatives and related entities throughout Kansas in every aspect of their businesses.  We have established excellent relationships with our many clients in the cooperative industry and trade and other cooperative organizations such as Kansas Cooperative Council, the National Council of Farmers Cooperatives, and the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives.  For more information regarding our Agribusiness and Cooperative Law practice or to identify our lawyers who practice in this area, click here.

 

 

Estate Planning and Probate

 

Martindell’s estate planning team is respected throughout the state. We are frequently called on by accountants, other attorneys, banks, and trust companies to handle the most sophisticated estate planning, probate, and trust administration cases. One of our lawyers is a fellow in the prestigious American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel.

 

Our estate and succession planning team specializes in estate and trust administration matters and the development of estate plans which help our clients achieve maximum savings in income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes. We handle the traditional aspects of personal estate planning, such as the preparation of revocable trusts, wills, and irrevocable trusts. In addition, we work closely with our clients to plan for the succession of family businesses and wealth among generations in a tax efficient manner. We analyze and implement the latest techniques to reduce estate and gift taxes and preserve our clients’ wealth, including limited liability business entities such as family limited partnerships and limited liability companies and charitable remainder and lead trusts. We assist our clients with the preparation of estate and gift tax returns.  For more information regarding our Estate Planning and Probate practice or to identify our lawyers who practice in this area, click here.