MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

I have been serving the needs of downstate farmers and others for decades. I understand my clients’ needs and the results they expect.

Decades Of Dedication To My Clients

I am attorney Barry Hines. I have spent more than four decades working to serve the agricultural law and estate planning needs of my clients. I understand the issues that face the farmers and families of downstate Illinois and I use my depth of knowledge and experience to help them secure the outcomes they need when it matters most. Protecting your wellbeing and best interests is the focus of my practice.

Decades Of Dedication To My Clients

I am attorney Barry Hines. I have spent more than four decades working to serve the agricultural law and estate planning needs of my clients. I understand the issues that face the farmers and families of downstate Illinois and I use my depth of knowledge and experience to help them secure the outcomes they need when it matters most. Protecting your wellbeing and best interests is the focus of my practice.

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Barry Hines

Decades Of Dedication

Recognized For Quality Representation

I am proud of the help I have been able to offer to my clients in the more than 40 years I have been a lawyer. The results I have been able to accomplish for people have helped me earn numerous recognitions including:

  • AV Preeminent** rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • No. 1 in the Top Ten Agricultural Leading Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Magazine survey of peers
  • No. 1 in the Top Ten Down-State Real Estate-Related Leading Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Magazine survey of peers.

Let me put the same skills and dedication that helped me build my reputation for excellence to work helping you with your legal matters.

Agricultural Law

I have decades of experience helping farm owners with their business and real estate needs.

AGRICULTURAL LAW

Estate Planning

From transactional to litigation to title claims to succession planning I can protect your investment and insure a successful transition between generations.

ESTATE PLANNING

An Experienced Attorney For Family Farmers And Others In Downstate Illinois

I have been helping family farmers and others for decades. I can help you make the most of your hard work. To schedule an initial consultation, call 217-953-4051 or contact my office online.

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Central Illinois Estate Planning & Agriculture Lawyer

Barry Hines—Attorney at Law

Barry Hines has served Illinois farmers and their families for the past 40 years. He has watched multiple changes occur during that time. These happened both in the law and in the way farms operate. These changes have necessarily set new precedent for the laws governing the way farms are handled in leasing and real estate.

Barry focuses on two main areas of law that encompass the issues farm families come up against as they grow their business:

  • Agricultural Law: Many farmers come up against real estate and business law issues such as oil leases in farming, cash farm leases, buying and selling farms, farm partition rights, farm auctions, creating or enforcing easements, and much more.
  • Estate Planning: It is important that clients protect their investment so their families can take over easily. He assists families with Independent. Administration of an estate.Using trusts, wills and other estate planning methods, he will work within estate tax laws to ensure the families get as much of the wealth as possible upon death of the farm’s owner.

From 2014 to the present, Barry Hines was recognized as No. 1 in the Top Ten Agricultural Leading Lawyers in Illinois, and in 2015 was also named No. 1 in the Top Ten Downstate Real Estate-Related Leading Lawyers in Illinois.

Additionally, he has been included as one of the Top 100 Leading Downstate Business Lawyers in Illinois and one of the Top 100 Leading Downstate Consumer Lawyers in Illinois, all by Leading Lawyer Magazine surveys.

Every farm is run differently and faces its own problems and challenges. Because of this, Barry Hines works directly with his clients to find the solution that works best for them. His goal is always to provide clients with exceptional representation and service.