Friday, February 15, 2013

Perpetual Conservation Easements: What Have We Learned and Where Should We Go From Here?

Today, Friday, February 15, 2013, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is hosting its third annual academic conference.  The topic is Perpetual Conservation Easements: What Have We Learned and Where Should We Go From Here?.  Organized by Prof. Nancy McLaughlin, the event promises a fascinating deep dive into a complex and interesting topic.

If you can't attend in Salt Lake City, watch live via the internet.

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The agenda (all times MST):

12:00 p.m.

Welcome

Robert B. Keiter, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Introductory Remarks

Nancy A. McLaughlin, Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law,
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

12:20 p.m.

Federal Tax Incentives

  • History - Theodore S. Sims, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law; Formerly with the Treasury Department
  • IRS Response to Abuses - Karin Gross, Supervisory Attorney, IRS Office of Chief Counsel
  • Proposed Reforms - Roger Colinvaux, Associate Professor of Law, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Former Counsel to the Joint Committee on Taxation

1:20 p.m.

State Enabling Statutes

  • History - K. King Burnett, Uniform Law Commissioner, Member of Uniform Conservation Easement Drafting Committee
  • Unintended Consequences of “Easement” Terminology - Michael Allan Wolf, Professor of Law and Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law; Editor of Powell on Real Property
  • Reforms - Jeffrey Pidot, Former Chief of the Natural Resources Division of the Maine Attorney General’s Office (retired); Originator of Maine’s Enabling Statute Reforms

2:20 p.m. Break

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Charity Oversight

  • Cases and Controversies - Nancy A. McLaughlin, Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • History - Marion R. Fremont-Smith, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University
  • Limits of Self-Regulation - Melanie B. Leslie, Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Working With State Attorney General Offices

  • Overview of Attorney General’s Role in Charitable Sector - Mark A. Pacella, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Charitable Trusts and Organizations Section, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General
  • Working With the Attorney General’s Office in New Hampshire - Terry M. Knowles, Assistant Director, Charitable Trusts Unit, Department of Attorney General of New Hampshire
  • Working With the Attorney General’s Office in California - Darla Guenzler, Executive Director, California Council of Land Trusts

4:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Concluding Remarks­­—Taking The Long View

Wendy Fisher, Executive Director, Utah Open Lands Conservation Association

-Lincoln Davies

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