Description of Land Trust Services

  • Legal Assistance for Conservation Transactions – Karin is one of the nation’s foremost experts in drafting and reviewing conservation easements, conservation plans, purchase agreements, options, and related conservation transaction documents. She and Rob work closely together to provide land trusts with timely and thorough transactional counsel. They also assist land trusts in securing the services of appraisers, surveyors and title attorneys.
  • Stewardship and Easement Defense – Stewardship, amendment, and defense issues are increasingly common as land trusts acquire more preserves and easements. Karin and Rob assist 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 conversion and conflict-of-interest transactions. He also conducts comprehensive Legal Audits of an organization’s operations and policies, helping to identify strengths and areas of improvement.
  • 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.


94 Beckett St., 2nd Fl., Portland, Maine 04101

Telephone: (207) 774-8026

E-mail: rob(at)

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