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Listings with an asterisk (*) note an AYO-trained consultant

Alex Dykema

3260 Ingleside Road
Beachwood, OH 44122

Allan C. Beezley, P.C., Attorney at Law

1928 14th Street, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 440-5867 | Email

Legal representation of national, statewide, and local conservation organizations and governmental agencies in land conservation matters. Services provided include general counsel to clients throughout the course of a project, drafting of contracts, conservation easements and complex documents, review of due diligence materials and coordination of closing. Since 1991, Allan and his paralegal Marie Vicek have been involved in over 1,300 land conservation transactions.

Ann Taylor Schwing

Best Best & Krieger LLP
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1650
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 325-4000 | Email

Attorney and author of multiple legal treatises available to assist land trusts, governmental agencies, and landowners in drafting templates for conservation easements, specific conservation easements, and research, writing and editing of briefs and other documents relating to conservation easements and land trust operations.

R. Anthony Rupp, III

Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham & Coppola, LLC
1600 Liberty Building
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 854-3400 | Email | Website

BCM Environmental and Land Law, PLLC

3 Maple Street
Concord, NH 03301-4202
(603) 225-2585 | Email | Website

Our attorneys focus on environmental and land law and work to support a sustainable New Hampshire. We represent land trusts, landowners and others. We design legal solutions consistent with both private property rights and sustainable stewardship of our land and natural resources.

*Boutin Jones Inc.

555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 321-4444 | Email | Website

Our law firm represents landowners and land trusts, including land trusts certified by the LTA.  We assist our clients in establishing, interpreting, assigning and enforcing conservation easements.  We adhere to Land Trust Standards and Practices in our advice.

Chiswell D. Langhorne, Jr.

1680 31st Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 471-4277 | Email

Conservation Law, PC

Primary contact: Jessica Jay, Conservation Attorney
52 Meadowlark Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439
(803) 674-3709 | Email | Website

Coughlin Duffy LLP

350 Mount Kemble Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 631-6030 | Email | Website

We provide a full range of services to conservation organizations, private landowners, and governmental agencies engaged in open space, habitat, farmland and historic preservation, including acquisition and financing transactions, federal and state income and estate tax planning, conservation and historic preservation easements, easement enforcement actions and corporate operations and qualification.

David Anderson, Attorney At Law

1119 State Street, Suite 200
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-6503 | Email

Dolph Winders

Fisher Broyles
Northpark Town Center
1200 Abernathy Road, Building 600, Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 545-5561 | Email | Website

Dolph Winders has put tens of thousands of acres of land across the southeastern United States under conservation easement. He handles all real estate, environmental, tax, securities, contract, easement and other legal issues for the conservation of land. He also handles syndicated private placements for investors interested in preserving the environment while also receiving the tax benefits of conservation easements.

James P. Wyse, Esq.

Coughlin Duffy LLP
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
PO Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962
(973) 267-0058 | Email | Website

We provide a full range of services to conservation organizations, private landowners, and governmental agencies engaged in open space, habitat, farmland and historic preservation, including acquisition and financing transactions, federal and state income and estate tax planning, conservation and historic preservation easements, easement enforcement actions and corporate operations and qualification.

*Johnson Law Firm

305 S 4th E, Suite 301
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 721-2272 | Email

Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP

1675 Broadway, Suite 2300
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-7000 | Email | Website

Bill Silberstein has been providing legal advice to land owners, land trusts and governments for conservation easements and other conservation transactions since 1981.

Krevolin & Horst, LLC

1201 W Peachtree St NW, Suite 3250
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 888-9700 | Website

Krevolin & Horst, LLC is a boutique law firm with recognized expertise in environmental law, business Litigation, commercial real estate, corporate law, and technology. Our clients include individuals, entrepreneurs, and companies nationwide ranging from start-ups to large, publicly traded and privately held businesses.

*Land Conservation Associates

Primary contact: Elizabeth Wroblicka, Esq.
51 Olive Street
Northampton, MA  01060
(916) 712-4879 | Email | Website

As a former staff member of the Alliance, and of several land trusts, Elizabeth Wroblicka is uniquely qualified to represent land trusts and landowners in land conservation transactions. She understands how land trusts operate and has negotiated dozens of land conservation transactions with landowners in both Massachusetts and California. In addition to transactions, Attorney Wroblicka has experience in litigation, estate planning, charitable donations, and the legal responsibilities of nonprofit board members.

Law Office of Burgess Jackson

1206 W St. Johns Avenue
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 699-9012 | Email

Law Office of Timothy Lindstrom

PO Box 314
Washington, VA 22747
(540) 987-9324 | Email

Specializing in the law of conservation easements, conservation transactions and related state and federal tax law, including representation of land trusts and landowners throughout the United States. Tim is recognized as a national expert and has written and lectured extensively on these topics nationally. He is author of A Tax Guide to Conservation Easements, available to buy on Amazon.  He and his family have contributed conservation easements on farms in Michigan and Virginia.

Law Offices of George Covington

Primary contact: George Covington
500 North Western Avenue, Suite 204
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 735-8764 | Email

Law Office of Jonathan Bockian

165 Irving Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 926-7801 | Email | Website

The Law Office of Jonathan M. Bockian provides legal counsel in preservation of historic, natural and farm places and commercial real estate. One of the largest regional heritage organizations in the United States has been represented by our firm since 1985. Jon Bockian is a graduate of Harvard Law School with transactional experience ranging from the sophisticated to the simple. He also authors the blog, Preservation Law Digest.

Law Offices of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C.

75 Federal Street, Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 357-4012 | Website

Stephen Small, Esq. and Stefan Nagel, Esq., Of Counsel, constitute the legal professionals at the Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. They are both nationally recognized authorities on the private protection of environmentally and culturally significant properties. While representing individual, corporate and family owners of important conservation lands and historic properties, Steve and Stefan also advise land trusts, government agencies and other non-profits on property and property interest acquisition, stewardship and related tax matters. In addition, they have conducted workshops and legal education programs in more than forty-six states and abroad.

Lenhart Obenshain

PO Box 1287
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
(540) 437-3118 | Email

Lenhart Obenshain PC represents easement holders and landowners in gift, bargain-sale and sale of conservation easements, and has helped preserve thousands of acres of land across Virginia. Its team leader, Lisa Hawkins, has educated diverse audiences on conservation, ranging from land trusts to farmers, governmental officials and even other attorneys.

Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C.

1560 Broadway, Suite 1400
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 228-2503 | Email | Website

Melinda Beck assists land trusts, government entities and private landowners with donations and acquisitions of conservation easements throughout the United States and internationally, including acquisitions utilizing local, state and federal funds. Melinda is also co-author and co-editor of Mineral Development and Land Conservation: A Handbook for Conservation Professionals.

Mark Pennington, LLC

841 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(917) 546-0747 | Email

Mark Pennington is a lawyer representing land trusts in the Hudson Valley with easement drafting, template revisions, amendments, easement administration, violations cases, and internal policy development. He has practiced environmental law for over 25 years, specializing in environmental compliance, environmental issues in business transactions and brownfield redevelopment.

McCarthy & Rubright, LLP

PO Box 190
Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 527-0213 | Email

McCarthy & Rubright, LLP assists private land owners in all phases of conservation easement transactions. We provide counseling on the various easement options available to meet the landowner’s goals for the current and ensuing generations. We will assist in defining long-term goals and in identifying land trusts who can best manage and pursue these goals. McCarthy & Rubright, LLP will assist in negotiating, drafting and closing the transaction in a form that best protects and respects the land owner’s current uses and long-term goals for the land.

*Peter McKeever, Law Office of Peter E. McKeever, LLC

6302 Southern Circle
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 223-1275 | Email

Peter has 25 years of experience as a conservation professional, advising land trusts and landowners.

McRae, Stegall, Peck, Harman, Smith & Manning, LLP

Primary contacts: Brian R. Bojo  and W. Jordan Knight
100 East Second Avenue
Suntrust Bank Building 4th Floor
Rome, GA 30161
(706) 291-6223 | Email | Website

Our firm has extensive experience in representing landowners, including individuals and companies, in the application of conservation easements onto real property. Lawyers in the firm have wide-ranging capability within the arenas of real estate, corporate law, taxation and basic securities matters to adequately shepherd clients through the conservation process.

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

3343 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 233-7000 | Email | Website

Significant experience in the creation, documentation and implementation of conservation easement strategies.

Nancy Murray

9220 SW Barbur Blvd #119-123
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 830-9884 | Email

I have 20-plus years experience as a lawyer in land conservation, volunteering (pro bono) for The Wetlands Conservancy, and I am the board chair. I was also legal counsel to Three Rivers Land Conservancy on many deals before the transfer of its assets to The Columbia Land Trust. I also work for private parties putting conservation deals together. In addition, I have taught real estate and nonprofit law at Lewis and Clark Law School and have presented at Land Trust Alliance conferences (national and regional) on conservation easements and nonprofit board roles and responsibilities

Wm. F. (Fritz) Paulus, Attorney at Law

1207 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 224-1773 | Email | Website

Mr. Paulus is a lawyer who represents clients with land conservation matters in Oregon, including fee title acquisition, conservation and trail easements, in-stream flow agreements, and land-use actions. He is a former real estate negotiator with the Natural Areas Program at Metro and executive director of the Oregon Water Trust.

Plauché and Carr LLP

811 First Ave, Suite 630
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 588-4188 | Website

Plauché & Carr provides legal, transaction and regulatory counsel on issues including conservation transactions, marine and fresh water resources, shoreline and coastal restoration issues, and ecosystem services policy. Partner Peter Dykstra previously served in conservation leadership roles with The Wilderness Society, The Trust for Public Land, and Washington Water Trust.

Pregmon Law Offices

350 Sentry Parkway
Building 640, Suite 102
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Rodenhausen Chale LLP

20 Springbrook Park
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 473-7766 | Email | Website

We are a Hudson Valley law firm serving clients from New York City to the North Country in environmental, land use, municipal and litigation law. We represent land trusts, donors and municipalities with conservation easement requirements in their land use laws. We are proud to be a member of the Land Trust Alliance.

*Schwartzberg & Kenyon, PLLC

Primary Contact: Maryanne McGovern Kenyon, Esq.
108 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 323-3787 | Email

Schwartzberg & Kenyon, PLLC provides a broad range of services to land trusts and landowners interested in conserving their land. With over 40 years of combined experience representing and working with land trusts, landowners and government agencies, we have the experience and knowledge to effectively assist our clients in all aspects of transactional and not-for-profit legal, governance and organizational issues.

Sirote & Permutt, Inc.

2311 Highland Avenue S.
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 930-5274 | Email | Website

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

999 Peachtree Street, Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 853-8172 | Email | Website

Thomas F. Haensly, Attorney At Law

Primary contact: Thomas F. Haensly, Esq
144 Railroad Avenue, Suite 217
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 775-4803 | Email

Tom advises clients on real estate and estate planning, including land conservation, entities, and charitable contributions. He received his law degree from Stanford and has a M.S. in wildlife ecology. He is a frequent speaker on land conservation topics. He co-authored “Conservation Easements” in the Washington Real Property Deskbook.

Tom Pierce, Attorney At Law, LLC

PO Box 798
Makawao, HI 96768
(808) 573-2428 | Email | Website

West Virginia College of Law

PO Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506
(304) 293-8840 | Email | Website

Providing pro bono transactional legal services to land trusts and land owners in West Virginia on matters of land and water conservation.

Young Beck LLP

Primary contacts:
Geoffrey Young: (207) 812-8783
Emily Beck: (207) 812-8784
1248 Tremont Road
Seal Cove, ME 04674
Email | Website

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