Farm & Ranch

As farm and ranch owners ourselves, we are intimately familiar with the legal issues of purchasing, selling, owning, and leasing rural properties. Farm and ranch transactions have unique complexities that require a depth of knowledge in multiple areas of real estate, energy, and water law. We assist our clients by providing guidance and counsel through these complexities and in performing the necessary due diligence before making a significant investment in rural property. For two decades, Scanes & Routh partner Bo Routh has been advising clients in farm and ranch transactions. He is one of the few lawyers in Central Texas who is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in farm and ranch real estate law.

If you are considering buying, selling, leasing, or addressing another issue concerning one of the thousands of ranches and farms, large and small, from Dallas to Austin and throughout Texas, we are a local, knowledgeable, hardworking, and approachable firm with lawyers who wear their boots to work.

  • Acquisition or sale of rural land for agricultural or recreational use
  • Easements
  • Farming, grazing, and hunting leases
  • Survey and boundary issues and disputes
  • Title review and due diligence
  • Partition litigation
  • Water rights and transactions
  • 1031 like kind exchanges


James H “Bo” Routh – View Bio