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Jacob Brekke practices law in the areas of agriculture law and agribusiness, business and corporate law, finance and banking, general counsel services, litigation and real estate, environmental law and land use. Jacob wants to help agricultural and rural communities thrive. Through advising his clients on environmental and land use issues to facilitating business formation and financing, Jacob supports the prosperity and sustainability of these communities.

Throughout his undergraduate and legal studies, Jacob focused on learning how to best serve the agriculture industry by taking courses in finance, commodity markets and environmental regulation and permitting. He also gained valuable experience at several large agribusinesses in conducting seed research, purchasing and marketing grain and providing in-house legal services.

In his spare time, Jacob takes any chance he can to get outside and be active whether it is running, golfing or hunting. Plus, he is a loyal supporter of the Gophers, Twins, Timberwolves, Vikings and Wild.

Areas of Expertise

Agriculture Law & Agribusiness

  • Ag Financing & Debt Restructuring
  • Ag Litigation
  • Agribusiness Formation & Transactions
  • Agriculture Contracts
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Estate & Succession Planning
  • Food Safety & Animal Rights Controversies
  • Planning, Zoning & Land Use
  • Purchase & Leasing
  • Water Rights & Wetland Mitigation

Business & Corporate Law

  • Business & Succession Planning
  • Business Entity Law & Formation, including LLC’s, Partnerships and Corporations
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Governance and Boards
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Distribution & Sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partner & Shareholder Agreements
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Professional Services
  • Public Benefit Corporations/Non-Profits
  • Purchase or Sale of Business
  • Start-ups

Finance & Banking

  • Bank Litigation
  • Business Planning & Administration
  • Collection Actions
  • Commercial Lending
  • Corporate Governance
  • Loan Transactions
  • Loan Workouts
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Reorganization & Bankruptcy

General Counsel Services

  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Compliance and Enforcement
  • Financing
  • Litigation Readiness and Responses
  • Micro Acquisitions and Divestitures (i.e., less than $10 million)
  • Regulatory and Compliance


  • Banking Litigation
  • Business Torts Litigation
  • Civil Appellate Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Property Disputes & Land Use
  • Real Estate Litigation

Real Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use

  • Brownfield & Redevelopment
  • Compliance & Permitting
  • Eminent Domain
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Financing