Don McKenna joined Hare Wynn in 1997 and has been a partner since 2000. Since... more
Don McKenna joined Hare Wynn in 1997 and has been a partner since 2000. Since beginning his legal career in 1995, Don has represented plaintiffs from across the United States, including before the United States Supreme Court, and has won several verdicts that set new legal precedents. He has published numerous articles in legal journals and law reviews, and is a frequent speaker at legal semina... view profile
Patrick K. Costello is a partner in the law firm of Costello, Carlson Butzon LLP.... more
Patrick K. Costello is a partner in the law firm of Costello, Carlson Butzon LLP. Founded in 1896, the firm has offices in Jackson, Lakefield and Heron Lake, Minnesota. A graduate of Hamline University and Creighton University School of Law, Mr. Costello is a native of Lakefield. Agricultural law, real estate, probate and trust law, federal estate and gift tax, estate planning, charitable enti... view profile
Having been born and raised in rural Wood County Ohio and growing up on a farm, I... more
Having been born and raised in rural Wood County Ohio and growing up on a farm, I bring an interesting perspective, along with a common-sense, no-nonsense approach to the practice of law. However, my professional experience in an urban setting (New York City) also lends an interesting slant to my practice, allowing me to help my clients achieve the best possible result while maintianing profess... view profile
Dale has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell since 1985. This is the highest rating... more
Dale has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell since 1985. This is the highest rating given to practicing lawyers by their peers. He has tried hundreds of cases in state and federal courts in Washington state and also represented clients in California, New York, Ohio and Missouri. Some of his cases have been national class actions and others have received significant media coverage, such as the D... view profile
I am a lawyer to support a farming habit. I deal with rual clients who have a... more
I am a lawyer to support a farming habit. I deal with rual clients who have a connection to ag, whether that is active farm operation, property ownership, or just living in rural Iowa. I also represent Chapter 7 Bankruptcy clients, draft and probate wills, and handle real estate transactions. Further, my office prepares tax returns for small buisneses and personal tax returns.
Agriculture law sets rules for cultivating soil and planting, raising, and harvesting crops. Other regulated activities include dairy farming, poultry farming, and ranching. With the increasing use of biotechnology and biochemical engineering, agricultural activities can have a major impact on the environment. Because we are exposed to so many agricultural products (flowers, plants, wood, fish, eggs, milk, leather, fruit, vegetables, meat, sugar, plastic, cotton, fabric, fuels, and pharmaceuticals, to name a few), agriculture law includes many safety and quality control regulations. If you are concerned about a farming practice or process, an agriculture lawyer can help.