201 Second Avenue, S.E.
Decatur, Alabama 35601 

P. O. Box 1469
Decatur, Alabama 35602



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Agricultural Law

The agricultural clients of Blackburn, Maloney and Schuppert have unique legal needs which extend beyond other businesses. In addition to tax, employee law and general business legal services, the farmers, owners of farming operations and other agricultural-related clients which Blackburn, Maloney and Schuppert represents also need help with fulfilling government regulatory requirements. Additionally, the firm’s attorneys assist farmers with estate planning, business succession planning and estate administration.

Farm and Agribusiness Legal Services

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Contract Review
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Farm Business Entity Formation
  • Farming Equipment and Land Leasing
  • Income and Estate Taxation
  • Legal Assistance with Federal Farm Programs
  • Liability Issues
  • Preparation of FSA Farm Operating Plans
  • Real Estate Acquisition
  • USDA Regulation and Compliance

USDA Farm Program and Regulation Compliance

Representing agricultural clients throughout the Southeast and Lower Midwest, including in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee, the firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in assisting farmers and farming businesses with the federal government farm program and regulation compliance issues.

Additional Legal Services Include:

  • Farm Program Payment Eligibility and Payment Limitations
  • Business Structure / Farm Operating Plans for Filing with the Farm Service Agency (FSA - USDA)
  • Representation in Administrative Hearings before the Farm Service Agency (FSA - USDA)
  • Representation in Administrative Hearings before the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS-USDA)
  • Representation in Administrative Hearings before the National Appeals Division (NAD - USDA)

For more information, please contact Mark Daniel Maloney