Connecticut Land Conservation Conference
March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown
Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.
Advanced Topics: Land Transactions Q&A
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
“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
Interested in reading about past conferences? Check out past years' conference wrap-ups…