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The ag-visor Blog Team

Linda M. Danielson | Attorney | RuderWare

Linda M. Danielson

Attorney, Eau Claire Office
A seasoned estate planner, Linda works with clients to develop and implement their estate plans. In the ag industry, Linda advises clients who are interested in transferring ownership of a farm or other closely held businesses on succession issues so that both the business and family thrive.
Amy E. Ebeling | Attorney | RuderWare

Amy E. Ebeling

Attorney, Wausau Office
Amy’s passion for tax efficient planning positively impacts all industries. Specifically for ag, Amy assists with business and farm succession planning as well as negotiating commercial contracts and mergers and acquisitions for agribusiness growth. Amy chairs the firm’s Ag Focus Team and serves on the board of directors for the Partnership for Progressive Agriculture.
Ashley L. Hawley | Attorney | RuderWare

Ashley L. Hawley

Attorney, Wausau Office
Ashley assists individuals within the ag industry by drafting their wills, trusts and other planning documents. She also works with agribusiness families in structuring successful succession plans providing for asset protection and efficient transfers to future generations.
John D. Leary | Attorney | RuderWare

John D. Leary

Attorney, Eau Claire Office
John currently chairs the Executive Committee for Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Eau Claire 2020. John’s practice largely involves working with lenders, most recently with ag lenders on a variety of transactions.
Steven P. Lipowski | Attorney | RuderWare

Steven P. Lipowski

Attorney, Wausau Office
As chair of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group, Steve has significant experience in several areas of business law, including commercial and corporate law, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions. Steve works with producers to create limited liability companies (LLCs) and to counsel LLCs and corporations on sound business practices. In addition, he advises ag clients on issues surrounding leases, easements and other real estate matters.
Joseph M. Mella | Attorney | RuderWare

Joseph M. Mella

Attorney, Wausau Office
Joe has more than twenty years of experience representing businesses and individuals with real estate sales, acquisitions, and leasing, including title matters, financing and real estate specific tax matters, such as like-kind exchanges. His work in the ag industry is largely real estate based. In addition, he provides counsel on environmental law compliance and remediation issues arising in transaction due diligence investigations.
Robert J. Reinertson | Attorney | RuderWare

Robert J. Reinertson

Attorney, Wausau Office
Bob practices in the business law and litigation areas, providing counsel to business, employment, real estate, and municipal clients. Bob works with ag clients on matters relating to OSHA as well as on environmental issues facing farms.
Christopher M. Seelen | Attorney | RuderWare

Christopher M. Seelen

Attorney, Eau Claire Office
Chris has significant experience with Chapter 11 bankruptcies, Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and other lending defaults. He represents ag clients in bankruptcy court and state court. Chris is certified in creditor’s rights by the American Board of Certification and is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee.
Russell W. Wilson | Attorney | RuderWare

Russell W. Wilson

Attorney, Wausau Office
Russ Wilson has substantial experience in environmental law and litigation, commercial litigation, corporate compliance, and regulatory compliance involving environmental, energy, natural resources, and food safety. Through his environmental work, Russ has the opportunity to work with agricultural professionals, specifically growers and producers, on various compliance issues. Russ served as a member of the executive committee, and a liaison for the youth committee, when Marathon County hosted Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in 2011.