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Mary Christine Ludwig

Agriculture Attorney at Pontiac, IL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Mary Ludwig practices agricultural law, estate planning and real estate law throughout Illinois, including Livingston, McLean, Ford, Iroquois, Grundy, LaSalle, Marshall, Kankakee, Vermilion and Champaign counties.  She received her J.D. and M.B.A., along with a Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law from Drake University in 2005.  Prior to that she received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois.  Mary concentrates her practice in agricultural law, estate planning, real estate transactions and probate.  Her agricultural law experience includes organization and representation of production agricultural farm operations, agricultural cooperatives, grain elevators, agricultural input suppliers, ethanol and bio-diesel plants, and specialty farm product companies, wind tower and cell tower leases and easements, pipeline, gas, public utility and fiber optic easements, sales and purchases of farm ground, including client representation for farm auctions, farm partitions, 1031 exchanges, farm, family and business estate planning, including preparation of farm management agreements, wills, trusts, healthcare and property powers of attorney and living wills.

Mary has practiced in Pontiac, Illinois since 2009 and with Johnson & Taylor since 2011.  Previously she was a partner with the law firm of Dodd Ludwig Maatuka, LLC in Champaign, Illinois.  Directly after completion of her Bachelors degree, she was an agricultural loan officer at the State Bank of Chrisman, while farming with her brother near Danville.  Later, Mary became a fieldman for Farm Business Farm Management in the east central Illinois/ west central Indiana territory.

Mary is a member of the American Agricultural Law Association, Illinois State Bar Association and it’s Agricultural Law Section, the Livingston County Bar Association, Illinois Farm Bureau, Livingston County Farm Bureau, American AgriWomen and Illinois AgriWomen.  She has had speaking engagements with Annie’s Project, Champaign County Lady Landowners, Carle Hospital Foundation, WIAI radio, the Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference and 1st Farm Credit.

Mary grew up on a farm in Vermilion County, Illinois and continues to actively be involved with the farm operation she and her husband Mike have in Livingston County, Illinois, with their two sons, Jacob and Justin.

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Johnson & Taylor
109 N. Mill St.
P.O. Box 497
Pontiac, IL, 61764-0497


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Posted by Mary Agnes | October 28, 2022
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We have worked with Mary for over 2 years and honestly can say our experience has been exceptional. She is dedicated, thorough, and tough on doing the right thing. We have loved talking with her, listening to her rationale when we don't understand, and always appreciating her taking time to ensure we are heading in the right direction.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2020
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Great overall experience having Mary Christine handle my estate planning
Mary Christine helped me navigate through the process of estate planning. She was available, listened to my needs and offered solutions while being professional, personable and efficient. Highly recommend!!
Posted by Mary | April 4, 2019
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Took over when I had to be gone
Mary Christine handled the closing on the farm land since I was unexpectedly called out of town. Trust her fully to execute work on my behalf.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Johnson & Taylor
  • 2011 - Present
  • Owner
  • Big O Farms
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner/Operator
  • Ludwig Farms
  • 1994 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dodd Ludwig Maatuka LLC
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Robert Dodd & Associates
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Beving, Swanson, & Forrest P.C.
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Fieldman
  • Farm Business Farm Management
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Assistant Vice President
  • State Bank of Christman
  • 1995 - 1995
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  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Drake University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2005
  • Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program
  • Class of 2002
  • 2002
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995
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  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Livingston County Farm Bureau
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois Agriwomen
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois Farm Bureau
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois Agricultural Leadership Alumni Board
  • District Representative
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Champaign County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2011
  • East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association
  • Officer
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Champaign County Farm Bureau
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Vermilion County Farm Bureau Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Farm Program with Gayle Cunningham
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Customer Appreciation Dinner
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Lady Landowners
  • Estate Planning
  • 2008
  • Various
  • Agricultural Topics for Farm Women
  • N/A
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