Legal and Business Partnerships

Woodland owners interested in creating a land ownership structure with multiple owners to offer tax advantages or distribute income equitably among owners may should consider the creation of a trust or form a business partnership around their land holdings. To understand the types of programs and instruments available for forest land owners, the Timber Tax Institute is a helpful resource. If your family attorney and/or financial advisor are not familiar with these types of programs, the Timber Tax Institute may be able to help you locate a professional who can help you make the best decision for your scenario and also draw up any paperwork.

An attorney familiar with real estate law can also help you with legal matters related to disagreements about property boundary, timber trespass, legal rights-of-way, and lease and easement negotiations.