If you are contemplating placing a conservation easement on your property, we can help you evaluate the tax, charitable and preservation benefits of restricting development rights on its use. We assist with document drafting and title research. We helped organize Vinalhaven Land Trust in 1986 and have served as its general counsel for 25 years for all its conservation easements and related conservation work. We represent individual landowners in negotiating conservation easements with local and regional land trusts including Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Maine Farmland Trust, Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Georges River Land Trust, Islesboro Islands Trust, and North Haven Conservation Partners.

We provide expert legal counsel with regard to the following areas of practice:

  • Development Rights Restrictions
  • Negotiations with Land Trusts
  • Document Drafting
  • Tax Benefit Analysis
  • Retained Rights & Uses
  • Title Research