November 1 - 2019 Model Easement Workshop

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/01/2019


On November 1st, CLCC will host a workshop on our newly released 2019 Model Conservation Easement, Associated Commentary, as well as two new documents -- a compilation of provisions setting forth basic Options for Grantor and Grantee Rights and a Model Forever Wild Easement -- to assist individual landowners, land trusts, municipalities, and their attorneys with their land conservation work.

Presenters include Attorneys Linda Francois and Ailla Wasstrom-Evans

View the model documents here >>

View powerpoint presentation here >>

What:  CLCC Model Easement Workshop

When:  November 1, 2019, 10am - 12pm, followed by optional brown bag lunch, networking and continued discussion

Where:  CLCC, deKoven House, 27 Washington St., Middletown, CT 06457

Cost:  Free for CLCC members; $25 for non-CLCC members.  (Not sure if you are a member?  Please contact Amy at

Space is limited.  Please RSVP to Amy at

About our presenters:

Linda P. Francois, Esq., Partner, Cooper, Whitney & Francois— Ms. Francois received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut as an honors scholar in 1979 and her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Connecticut in 1982. Her practice includes property law, closings, wills, trusts and probate, personal injury, collections, foreclosures, and evictions. Ms. Francois’ real estate practice includes a focus on natural and working lands preservation. She has represented landowners, land trusts and municipalities in land protection transactions, conservation restriction (easement) donations, bargain sales and purchases, and open space initiatives throughout Connecticut. Ms. Francois is the 2008 recipient of the Working Lands Alliance Farmland Preservation Pathfinder Award, 2003 Secretary of State’s Public Service Award, the 2005 Bethany Citizen of the Year Award and 1998 Bethany Conservationist of the Year Award. For over fifteen years, she has been a director and president of the Bethany Land Trust, Inc., and a director and officer of the Bethany Horsemen, Inc. riding organization

Ailla Wasstrom-Evans, Esq., Attorney, Prue Law Group, P.C.— Ailla Wasstrom-Evans is an attorney with the Prue Law Group, P.C. which has offices in Willimantic and Brooklyn, Connecticut. Practice areas include Real Estate, Conservation Law and Estate Planning. Her passion is land conservation and she has helped many clients achieve their goal of conserving their land in perpetuity through legal mechanisms. Prior to joining the Prue Law Group, Attorney Wasstrom-Evans was an associate at Day Pitney LLP in the Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Practice Group. She has also worked as a legislative attorney for the Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Planning and Zoning, and Environment Committees of the Connecticut General Assembly and as a durational attorney with the then Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Attorney Wasstrom-Evans is an eastern Connecticut native, having grown up in Brooklyn, CT. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and spending quality time with her family.