For Land Trusts

Rob is one of handful of attorneys in Maine and New Hampshire who specializes in land conservation, and is also a national leader in the field, drafting amicus briefs and conducting case law research for the Land Trust Alliance.

Since 2002, Rob has provided comprehensive legal assistance to land trusts, running the gamut from transactions (conservation easements and fee acquisitions) to governance matters (including land trust mergers) to thorny stewardship issues (easement violations or property encroachments). Rob is a frequent presenter at state and national land trust conferences, and has served on the Land Trust Alliance’s Conservation Defense Advisory Council.


Legal Assistance for Conservation Transactions

Rob is one of the nation’s foremost experts in drafting and reviewing conservation easements, conservation plans, purchase agreements, options, and related conservation transaction documents. Rob also assists land trusts in securing the services of appraisers and surveyors.

Stewardship and Easement Defense

Stewardship, amendment, and defense issues are increasingly common as land trusts acquire more preserves and easements. Rob assists land trusts in properly responding to particular events, as well as instituting sound policies to ensure that land trusts are better prepared to oversee their stewardship responsibilities.

Nonprofit Regulations Compliance

Rob reviews charter documents (bylaws and articles of incorporation) and ensures compliance with federal tax-exempt regulations and state regulation of conflict-of-interest transactions.

Start Ups, Mergers, Conversions, Dissolutions

Are you thinking of incorporating a new land trust? Perhaps your land trust is contemplating a major structural change such as a merger or dissolution. Rob can help ensure that these actions are carried out as smoothly as possible.

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