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Contact Information

todd.langel@FaegreBD.com801 Grand Avenue, 33rd Floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-8011
T: +1 515 447 4714
F: +1 515 248 9010

Education

Drake University Law School
J.D. (2005)
Iowa State University
B.S. (2003)

Bar Admissions

Iowa South Dakota

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

Todd P. Langel

Associate

Todd Langel is a member of the firm's litigation and advocacy practice, representing clients in various matters throughout the country. 

Todd represents established and emerging companies, nonprofit organizations and Fortune 500 companies in contract, warranty, product liability, intellectual property, class action and environmental matters throughout the United States. He is currently involved in litigation venued in multiple state and federal courts, and regularly represents clients in arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA).

Todd draws from his background in agricultural business and finance, which includes experience in the agricultural lending, livestock production and marketing, seed and crop production, and the agricultural equipment industries. He has gained experience serving clients in the grain, livestock and biofuels sectors, as well as the biotechnology, seed, fertilizer, chemical and clean technology sectors.

Representative Matters

  • Negotiated resolutions of commodity contract disputes involving the sale of corn to buyers in Georgia, the purchase of canola from sellers in North Dakota, the sale of weanling pigs to growers in Minnesota and the sale of soybean meal to a broker for delivery in Mexico.
  • Successfully obtained NGFA Arbitration award of more than $1.9 million against Iowa producers following oral hearing in dispute arising out of breach of multiple grain contracts. 
  • Successfully obtained NGFA Arbitration award of nearly $750,000 against Colorado partnerships following oral hearing in dispute arising out of breach of multiple grain contracts. 
  • Enforced purchase money and other security interests in livestock collateral by negotiating private sales of swine inventory collateral (Iowa) and asserting clients' rights to auction proceeds upon an attempted conversion of leased cattle (South Dakota).
  • Obtained an order affirming an Iowa trial court's dismissal of collateral claims against bond proceeds for grain harvest and storage costs following attachment of on-farm grain inventory.
  • Negotiated resolutions of multiple product liability and warranty claims brought against clients in the animal feed, seed, fertilizer and crop protection sectors.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • South Dakota State Bar Association
  • Iowa Agribusiness Association
  • Polk County Bar Association

Presentations

  • Marketing Disputes — Elevator Perspective
    Dealing With the Drought: Legal Issues Facing Iowa Agriculture, Drake University Agriculture Law Center and Iowa State Bar Association Agriculture Committee, Des Moines, 2012
  • Don't Get Flagged for a Penalty – GIPSA Proposed Rule: Producer and Packer Implications
    Illinois Pork Expo, Peoria, Ill., 2011
  • How Does Animal Agricultural Production Survive Today's Environmental Regulation?
    Food, Agriculture & Biofuels 2010 National Conference, Minneapolis, 2010
  • Identifying and Managing Counter-Party Risk
    Purdue University Department of Agriculture Economics/Indiana Banker's Association 2009 Ag Clinic, Stewart Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., 2009

Published Articles