Attorney serves as course chair for 17th annual Agricultural, Rural Law Institute

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 12, 2008

Albert Lea attorney, Matt Benda, recently served as coordinator and course chair of the annual attorney educational seminar for the Agricultural Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.

In July, Benda completes his term as chairman of the Agriculture Law Section, which focuses on providing quality legal services for farm families and rural communities.

The section hosts regular meetings and seminars to provide rural attorneys with additional resources in their areas of expertise.

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This year&8217;s 17th Annual Agricultural and Rural Law Institute contained prominent speakers in the area of renewable energy and wind contracts, planning for incapacity for an aging population and State and Federal legislative updates. The participants also heard details regarding the (AALA) American Agricultural Law Association&8217;s 2008 institute, which will be held in Minnesota.

Benda is a shareholder with the law firm of Peterson, Savelkoul & Benda, Ltd. and has provided general legal services to the Freeborn County area since 1997.

His law practice focuses on agriculture issues, business planning and transactions, real estate and family law.