Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.

Rick Newton

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Advanced Topics: Land Transactions Q&A

4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room: Fayerweather 106

Land conservation and farmland preservation projects are often complex deals raising tough legal, financial, and governance issues. In this open Q&A session, participants will have an opportunity to ask the advanced questions most pressing to them, including those related to: easement drafting, conflicts of interest, private inurement/private benefit, title searches, appraisals and Form 8283s, surveys and legal descriptions, environmental due diligence and liability, and establishing restricted funds for stewardship and defense…and the list goes on!


Catherine Rawson (facilitator), Executive Director, Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy

Keith Ainsworth, Managing Member, Law Offices of Keith R Ainsworth, Esq., LLC

Kathleen Doherty, Senior Conservation Manager, Connecticut Farmland Trust

Linda Francois, Esq., Partner, Cooper, Whitney & Francois

Honor Lawler, Project Manager, The Trust for Public Land

Rich McDermott, Appraiser, RP McDermott & Associates, Inc.

Richard Roberts, Esq., Halloran & Sage, LLP

Resources and Handouts

Clcc Handclap

“More than any other, this event galvanizes and strengthens our conservation efforts in Connecticut. We’ve been looking forward to a return to CLCC’s in-person conference for three years. That day is finally here!”

- Stuart Winquist, President, Middlesex Land Trust

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