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Palm Beach Gardens Agriculture Attorney

Legal issues that involve farms and fisheries require special expertise and experience. We have reorganized farms, citrus groves, nurseries and aquaculture (fish farm) facilities. We understand federal farm lending, land use and subsidy rights, crop financing, and other issues that concern our clients in the agriculture business. Our unique knowledge of PACA claims and defenses allows us to provide legal representation that is uncommon.

  • Farmer and Fisherman bankruptcy
  • PACA issues
  • Aquaculture issues
  • Farm Loan assistance

West Palm Beach Agriculture & Aquaculture Law FAQs

What are my rights if a produce broker who owes me money files for bankruptcy?

A produce broker who does not pay 100% of PACA protected claims will lose their broker’s license and may not be able to discharge the obligation through bankruptcy. It is imperative that you timely file a proof of claim in the bankruptcy case. If you receive notice that a broker who owes you money for produce provided, you should seek advice of bankruptcy counsel to make sure your rights are protected.

I am a produce broker with a PACA license, can I file for bankruptcy?

Yes you can file for bankruptcy, but you cannot discharge your obligations to produce growers through the bankruptcy. If you do not pay them in full, you will lose your PACA license.

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Markarian & Hayes
Markarian & Hayes is located in Palm Beach, Wellington & Vero Beach, Florida and serves clients across Florida from Vero Beach to the Florida Keys, including those in and around Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Pahokee, Delray Beach, Loxahatchee, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Deerfield Beach, South Bay, Pompano Beach, Hobe Sound, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, Fort Pierce, Hollywood, Tampa, Tallahassee, Orlando, Martin County, Broward County, Hillsborough County, Leon County, Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade County and Sebastian. The firm’s lawyers also have a long history representing clients’ interests throughout the Caribbean.
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