Agricultural Commodity Dealer Liens

You can’t drive down the freeway in Idaho without passing a tractor-trailer hauling hay or straw. Idaho is a large producer of hay and straw, which is often trucked to dairies in western Idaho and elsewhere. When hay or straw is shipped, the buyer and the seller typically have entered into a contract for the purchase and sale of the … Read More

We’re relocating our Idaho Falls office to Snake River Landing!

We are excited to announce plans to build a 14,500 square foot building on a 1.325 acre lot along Pier View Drive near Liberty Mutual, Bill’s Bike & Run and The Buckner Company. Construction is scheduled to begin next month. Official Press Release: “We are thrilled to be a part of Snake River Landing. We look forward to doing business … Read More

Custody and Visitation During Order to Self-Isolate

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Governor Little has entered Idaho’s Order to Self Isolate on March 25, 2020. I am receiving a high volume of calls regarding parents denying visitation due to COVID-19 and many parents are concerned that their visitation will be cut off. The following is intended to provide you with a clear picture of the new order … Read More

FFCRA: What you need to know

Families First CoronaVirus Response Act In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the House and Senate have passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and President Trump has signed it into law. The following is intended to provide you with a clear picture of the new law and its impact on your business without wading through the minutiae of … Read More

Idaho’s Water Preferences

The West is a land of limitations. Mountains, deserts, rocks, soils and the arid climate all place limitations on farmers and ranchers. There are places where you can grow crops and places you simply can’t. A significant limitation on farmers and ranchers is imposed by water. Water is required for drinking and for domestic use. Water is required for livestock. … Read More

Attention Idaho Health Care Providers

You may or may not already be aware that the Idaho Legislature is currently considering House Bill 425, a proposed solution to a perceived problem with medical debt collection practices throughout the state. This bill, however well intentioned, has the potential to dramatically impact your ability to pursue legal remedies when patients refuse to pay their medical bills. In a … Read More

Important Consideration for Purchasing a Business

Among those who desire to own their own business, many attempt to build a company from scratch. That, however, is not the only available option. Purchasing a company that is already in existence is a valid alternative. If you are interested in potentially acquiring a business instead of starting one from the ground up, there are several vital questions to … Read More

Free Trade

Exports of agricultural products are a big part of Idaho’s economy.  In the most recent marketing year Idaho exports of potatoes and potato products totaled 1.4 billion dollars.  Other exports include things like dairy products, vegetables, and fruits.  Idaho also exports a significant amount of alfalfa hay. Agricultural exports are also important nationally.  Last year the United States exported $140 … Read More

Partnership / LLC Tax Rules

The IRS is in the business of collecting taxes.  Pursuant to new tax rules enacted  under Title XI of the Revenue Provisions Related to Tax Compliance of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement (“BBA”), the IRS will have an easier time auditing and collecting taxes from partnerships and limited liability companies beginning January 1, 2018. Limited liability companies (“LLCs”) that have elected … Read More