Ag Lending: Transactional and Litigation Issues - Webcast
Ag Lending: Transactional and Litigation Issues
Co-sponsored by the Financial Institutions Subsection of the CBA Business Law Section
This presentation will address unique issues that arise with loans for farming and livestock operations. In addition to key contract clauses and unique litigation issues, the presenters will address issues arising from farm and livestock collateral, UCC and title concerns, special collateral (including water rights and government transfer payments), agisters’ liens, and issues arising under the Food Security Act and Packers & Stockyards Act.
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Meet Your Presenters – March 21, 2018 Program
John O’Brien, Esq.
Spencer Fane LLP
John O’Brien, Esq. practices in banking, agrifinance, commercial finance, commercial law, lender liability defense, agriculture law, agricultural transactions, receivership, creditor's rights, and bankruptcy. He has a national agrifinance practice and has closed over $1,000,000,000 of financings on livestock production facilities (including cattle, dairy, hogs, buffalo, poultry and sheep), public elevators, public warehouses, irrigated farms, dryland farms, ranches and other commercial enterprises. John represents national and regional financial institutions and issuers of domestic and international letters of credit securing commodity sales and transactions. He has visited more than 100 livestock production facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming, Iowa and New Mexico. John has litigated, mediated or resolved lien priority disputes, commercial disputes and cattle frauds throughout the United States and has been lead counsel for the primary creditor in more than 100 receiverships in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio and Mississippi. He regularly practices under the Packers and Stockyards Act and is a Colorado Super Lawyer in the area of Banking. John is a long-time cattle feeder, and grows wheat and corn on his Colorado farms. In 2015, John received both the Barrister’s Best and People's Choice Awards for the Best Agricultural Lawyer in Colorado.
Scott C. Sandberg, Esq.
Spencer Fane LLP
Scott C. Sandberg, Esq. is a commercial litigator, focusing on the construction, financial services and franchise industries. Scott represents clients in trials, arbitrations and preliminary injunction proceedings. For financial services clients, he defends lenders and servicers in claims including fair debt collection, Truth in Lending Act, RESPA, and lender liability. In the construction industry, he represents contractors, subcontractors and lenders in state and federal courts in connection with a wide variety of claims including construction defects, mechanics liens, bid protests and professional liability. In the franchise arena, Scott defends franchisor officers, directors and employees in claims including wrongful termination/nonrenewal, condemnation proceedings, intellectual property disputes, fraud, statutory violation, and breach of contract.
11:30 am – 12 noon
12 noon – 1:00 pm
Discussion Includes Unique Contract and Litigation Issues Regarding:
- Farming and Livestock Operations Loans
- Farm and Livestock Collateral
- UCC and Title Concerns
- Special Collateral
- Agisters’ Liens
- Food Security Act and Packers & Stockyards Act
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