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Cutting in line

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

A subordination agreement lets you cut the line in front of the bank in the case of a lien foreclosure or a bankruptcy proceeding. Without one, the bank can erase your easement and sell the property free of restriction without paying you for it.

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Title chain reaction

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

In recent cases, several land trusts have run into trouble with title defects. From scrivenor’s errors to wild deeds, a title search can discover many potential pitfalls and help you avoid trouble down the road. Title insurance can add another layer of protection.

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Be prepared, don’t be scared

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Leslie Ratley-Beach

Take a lesson from Mohonk Preserve and learn how to protect your staff from less-than-friendly neighbors. The land trust recently won a decades-long dispute over a boundary line before a New York State court. Even better —the family that sold the land to the preserve and other supporters are impressed by the staff and board dedication to lasting conservation.  

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When everybody wins

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

Defending conservation can be good for everyone involved. When LG Electronics agreed to lower the height of its proposed new American headquarters along the Hudson River for “a greater good,” conservation groups in Palisades, New York agreed to settle their lawsuit and join forces with LG to assist in moving the project forward quickly.  

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The Board and Risk Management

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2015
Author: 
Melanie Lockwood Herman

What board members need to know about risk management

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Court Throws Lifeline to Pipeline Opposition

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

Kentucky land trusts had a big win in court when an appeals court found that Bluegrass Pipeline developers cannot use the power of eminent domain to acquire pipeline easements.