Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.

Rick Newton

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Best Practices in Due Diligence

2:45pm - 4:00pm
Room: Usdan 136
Intermediate Level, Intermediate-Advanced Level, Advanced Level

Conducting due diligence is an essential aspect of any transaction to acquire land, a conservation easement or agricultural easement. In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to ask questions of an attorney and an experienced land trust professional regarding more advanced topics in due diligence including surveys, baseline documentation, appraisals, title search and insurance, phase 1 environmental assessments, legal and other services in support of land conservation and farmland acquisition projects. The workshop will also include an overview of relevant Standards & Practices, particularly Standards 8 (Evaluating and Selecting Conservation Projects) and 9 (Ensuring Sound Transactions.) Bring your questions and your land trust’s attorney!


Amanda Branson, Director of Operations & Finance, Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy

Richard Roberts, Esq., Partner, 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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