Kathryn grew up on a family farm and focuses her practice on estate planning (wills, trusts, health care directives), elder care and elder law, pipeline law-oil and gas, real estate, and commercial transactions. Kathryn serves individual clients, small business owners, and has a personal interest in assisting family farmers - she is married to Mark Prielipp who is a partner in Prielipp Farms & Greenhouse of Britton, Michigan.
Kathryn is passionate about listening and understanding what is “keeping her clients up at night” whether it be transitioning the family farm to the farming child, selling their business or choosing who should serve to administer their estate. She helps clients solve these issues with legally binding plans.
The University of Toledo, College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987; Order of the Coif
Adrian College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1984
Adrian College Board of Trustees (1996 – Present)
Bixby-Herrick Hospital Foundation (2012 – Present)
Britton-Deerfield School Education Foundation (2000 – Present)
Lenawee County National Bank
Lenawee Economic Development Corporation (Lenawee Now)
Lenawee County Education Foundation Board (2015)
Former Board Positions
Ohio State Bar Association
Toledo Bar Association
Michigan State Bar Association
Michigan State Bar Agricultural Committee
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Received an Honorary Degree, Doctorate of Laws, from Adrian College in 2013
Received Adrian College Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2000
Oil and Gas Leasing, Pipeline Negotiation
RCO Law’s farming clients experienced USDA/FSA (“FSA”) program disqualifications as a result of administrative errors, the actions of third-parties, or failure to respond to notices from the FSA office.
Based on our experience in agricultural matters and our dispute resolution skills, our clients looked to RCO Law to assist in resolving the issues. While not widely known, certain farm program violations can result in the disqualification of farming entities and all owners or affiliates from receipt of FSA payments.
Whether it took informal resolution with the County office officials, request to the State Committee, appeal to the National Appeals Division, or resolution with the State Conservationist, RCO Law was able to formulate an appropriate strategy and successfully ensure that our clients remained qualified for FSA programs. Although there can be a large volume of mail received from the FSA, these mailings frequently contain formal determinations and strict deadlines for action. If not promptly and properly responded to, opportunities for response and resolution can be lost. It remains critically important that farmers closely examine all mail received from the FSA concerning farm programs. If there are any issues or concerns raised by mail concerning these programs, RCO Law remains ready to assist.
I spent my entire life on a family farm. I was born and raised on a farm in Rome Township, Michigan. My husband Mark Prielipp, who is a fourth generation farmer, partner in Prielipp Farms & Greenhouse of Britton, and I now reside in Britton, Michigan, with our three children.