Q: I am purchasing land to establish a farm and I am told I need a lawyer, but I don't know what kind.
I need to have a purchase agreement with the seller to proceed with the FSA who is giving a farm loan to purchase the land 100%.
A: For the real estate transaction, hire a real estate lawyer. If you still need to set up your business entity for the farm, hire a lawyer handling business formation. You might be able to find a lawyer/law firm that does both. Another issue is whether your land is already zoned for everything you want the land to be used for and for everything you want the land to contain. The local planning & zoning officials (City of Homestead or Miami-Dade County, whichever is applicable) should be able to help you with that (to the extent of confirming you're okay - or not), without the need for a lawyer, but if you happen to need a lawyer for that kind of issue, consult a land use & zoning attorney.
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