Mary Christine Ludwig

Mary Christine Ludwig

Agricultural Law/Estate Planning/Real Estate/Probate
  • Agricultural Law, Business Law, Estate Planning...
  • Illinois
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Mary Ludwig received her J.D. and M.B.A., along with a Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law from Drake University in 2005. Prior to that she received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois. Mary concentrates her practice in agricultural law, estate planning, real estate transactions and probate. Her agricultural law experience includes organization and representation of production agricultural farm operations, agricultural cooperatives, grain elevators, agricultural input suppliers, ethanol and bio-diesel plants, and specialty farm product companies, wind tower and cell tower leases and easements, pipeline, gas, public utility and fiber optic easements, sales and purchases of farm ground, including client representation for farm auctions, farm partitions, 1031 exchanges, farm, family and business estate planning, including preparation of farm management agreements, wills, trusts, healthcare and property powers of attorney and living wills.

Mary has practiced in Pontiac, Illinois since 2009 and with Johnson & Taylor since 2011. Previously she was a partner with the law firm of Dodd Ludwig Maatuka, LLC in Champaign, Illinois. Directly after completion of her Bachelors degree, she was an agricultural loan officer at the State Bank of Chrisman, while farming with her brother near Danville. Later, Mary became a fieldman for Farm Business Farm Management in the east central Illinois/ west central Indiana territory.

Mary is a member of the American Agricultural Law Association, Illinois State Bar Association and it’s Agricultural Law Section, the Livingston County Bar Association, Illinois Farm Bureau, Livingston County Farm Bureau, American AgriWomen and Illinois AgriWomen. She has had speaking engagements with Annie’s Project, Champaign County Lady Landowners, Carle Hospital Foundation, WIAI radio, the Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference and 1st Farm Credit.

Practice Areas
  • Agricultural Law
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Municipal Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney/Partner
Johnson & Taylor
- Current
Primarily practicing in Estate Planning, Agricultural Law, Probate, Real Estate, Municipality, Charitable Organizations, Business Organizations and Tax
Attorney/Partner
Dodd Ludwig Maatuka LLC
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Intern
Beving, Swanson & Forrest, P.C.
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Fieldman
Farm Business Farm Management
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Assistant Vice-President
State Bank of Chrisman
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Education
Drake University Law School
J.D. (2005) | Law
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Honors: Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law
Activities: Agricultural Law Association
Drake University
MBA (2005) | Business Administration
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. (1995) | Agricultural Economics
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Professional Associations
American Agri Women
Member
Current
Illinos Agri Women
Member
Current
Livingston County Farm Bureau
Member
Current
Illinois Farm Bureau
Member
Current
Livingston County 4-H, Emington Hot Shote
Club Leader
- Current
Livingston County Bar Association
Member
- Current
State Bar of Illinois # 6286751
Member
- Current
Illinois State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Agricultural Law Section, Agricultural Law Council
Illinois Agricultural Leadership Alumni
Director
- Current
American Agricultural Law Association
Member
- Current
Champaign County Farm Bureau, Women Landowners
Member
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Activities: Young Leaders
Champaign County Bar Association
Member
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East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association
Officer
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Vermilion County Farm Bureau
Member
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Activities: Young Leaders
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning, Urbana, Illinois
Carle Hospital Foundation
Careers in Agricultural Law, Women Changing the Face of Agriculture, Champaign, Illinois and Bloomington, Illinois
Illinois Agri Women
Estate Planning, Danville, IL
WIAI Radio
Estate Planning, Leases, Financial Report and Bookkeeping, Regular Classes, Illinois
Annie's Project
Estate Planning, Customer Appreciation Dinner, Pontiac, Illinois
1st Farm Credit
Estate Planning, Regular Meeting, Champaign, Illinois
Champaign County Farm Bureau, Women Landowners
Certifications
Food and Agricultural Law
Drake University Law School
Social Media
Contact & Map
Johnson & Taylor
P.O. Box 407
109 N. Mill St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
USA
Telephone: (815) 844-7151
Fax: (815) 844-7539