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Agricultural Law

Although Colorado’s population has grown from 2.2 million people in 1970 to more than 4.7 million people today, Colorado remains an agricultural state.  We take pride in Colorado’s agricultural heritage and advise clients across Colorado on a wide range of agricultural law issues.  Experienced Colorado agricultural lawyers serving farm and ag clients in Boulder, Weld, Larimer, Adams, Arapahoe, Elbert, Washington, Morgan, Gilpin, Jefferson, and Broomfield counties, and in other parts of Colorado, we know that “Agricultural Law” encompasses many legal disciplines.

Colorado agricultural lawyers must know:

  • Bankruptcy law
  • Business law
  • Business planning
  • Chapter 12 bankruptcy
  • Contracts
  • Cooperatives
  • Criminal law
  • Crop Liens
  • Environmental law
  • Estate planning
  • Equine Law (horse law)
  • Farm bankruptcy
  • Farm Laws
  • Farm Programs
  • Farm and Ranch Liability
  • Farm leases
  • Fencing Laws
  • Food Law
  • Government Programs
  • Insurance law
  • Landlord/tenant law
  • Liens
  • Livestock law
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Packers and Stockyard Act
  • Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act
  • Colorado real estate law
  • Regulatory law
  • Secured transactions
  • Tort law
  • USDA regulations
  • Water law

Mark grew up just outside of Denver and has witnessed Colorado’s transformation over more than forty years. After leaving the Air Force, he joined an Omaha law firm and represented creditors in Chapter 12 farm bankruptcies throughout Nebraska. During those years he acquired a solid understanding of agricultural law, agricultural financing, workouts, and bankruptcy law. He later earned a Masters in Law (LL.M.) in agricultural law at the University of Arkansas School of Law while also serving as an adjunct faculty member. Since returning to Colorado in 1995, he has advised and represented clients on issues that include…

  • Farm and Ranch Liability
  • Agricultural Laws and Regulations
  • Farming Laws
  • Easements and Access
  • The Colorado Estray Law
  • Fencing
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Treatment of Animals
  • Agistor’s Liens
  • Harvester’s Liens
  • Farm Leases
  • Crop Liens and Effective Financing Statements
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Agricultural Activities Legislation
  • Equine Activities Legislation

As former Municipal Judge for the Town of Lochbuie in Weld County and a former member of the Executive Board of the Colorado Municipal League, Mr. Cohen is familiar with the issues that arise as development comes to rural areas.  He is a member of the Agricultural Law Committee of the Colorado Bar Association.

Mr. Cohen earned a Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree in Agricultural and Food Law from the University of Arkansas in 2014.