Nick travels regionally and focuses his law practice in estate planning, probate law,... more
Nick travels regionally and focuses his law practice in estate planning, probate law, real estate law, land use law, business succession, real estate law, agricultural law and business/corporate law. Nick represents a variety of clients, including individuals, title companies, banks, cities, counties, employers, businesses and farming families. Nick is intricately involved in drafting complex... 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
Shawn is a 2004 graduate of Harvard Law School, consistently ranked one of the top... more
Shawn is a 2004 graduate of Harvard Law School, consistently ranked one of the top two law schools in the country. She was admitted in part based upon her recognition as a Harry S. Truman Scholar for public service and her commitment to serving rural citizens and communities through the legal process. While at Harvard, Shawn worked at a local Legal Aid Center, helping residents with business l... view profile
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.