Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.

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Richard Roberts

Halloran & Sage, LLP

Richard P. Roberts is a partner with the law firm of Halloran Sage. He frequently represents municipalities in real estate acquisitions and sales, land use matters, charter review and revision, drafting and review of ordinances, FOIA and elections enforcement matters, and property tax issues. He also provides legal counsel to financial institutions, individuals, limited liability companies and corporations in real estate acquisitions and sales, land use applications, financing transactions, general business affairs and contracts and agreements.

Mr. Roberts is a member of the executive committee of the Planning and Zoning Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and a member of the Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire Bar Associations, and a member of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys. He also participates actively in the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, the Connecticut Council of Small Towns and the Connecticut Town & City Management Association. Rich is also a member of the steering committee of the Working Lands Alliance, a statewide coalition devoted to the preservation of farmland in Connecticut, and is a member of the faculty and advisory committee of the Land Use Academy of UConn’s Center for Land Use Education and Research.

He has been a member of the Wethersfield Planning and Zoning Commission since 1991, serving for many years either as its Chairman or Vice Chairman. He previously served as a member of that town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, Flood Encroachment Control Board, and its Economic Development and Improvement Commission. He has also served as chairman of the Wethersfield Republican Town Committee since 1995. Mr. Roberts serves on the Board of Governors of Hartford Hospital and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Eastern States Exposition. He also serves as legal counsel to the Woodstock Historical Society, Inc. and Chamberlin Mill, Inc.