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Conservation Law Forum

November 17, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Conservation Law Forum is a roundtable discussion among attorneys with land trusts, state and regional agencies and firms to learn, discus and help shape conservation law in California. This fall, CLF will take place at the Save the Redwoods League Office. You will be able to call in to the meeting via video for the first time ever. Register here.


10:30-11:30 a.m.
Solar rights: current legislation and its interpretation; reconciliation of conflicts between Solar Rights Act and conservation easement statute.  Drafting to protect conservation values in light of the Solar Rights Act.
Presenter:  Tamara Galanter and Sara Clark, Shute Mihaly & Weinberger LLP

Sacramento update:  legislation, 2016 ballot initiatives, CE amendments
Presenter:  Darla Guenzler, CCLT

12:00-12:30 p.m.
Tax update. IRS position on Amendments at Rally
Presenter:  Jim Leet, Boutin Jones, Inc.

12:30-1:00 p.m.                 Lunch

 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Trespass, natural disaster and other non-landowner caused harm to resources protected by a conservation easement:  Who bears the risk?  Drafting improvements?  Terrafirma issues?
Presenter:  Harry Pollack (Save the Redwoods League) and Ellen Fred (Conservation Partners)

2:00-2:30 p.m.
Notification of title changes to CE holders – techniques for best protecting holders of conservation easements
 Presenter:  Steve Harris, Govt. Relations Cmte of CCLT

2:30-2:45 p.m.
Drones:  emerging issues and challenges
Presenter:  Tricia Suvari, Peninsula Open Space Trust

2:45-3:00 p.m.
Closing round robin:  Participants raise up topics and questions

Next Law Forum:             At the CCLT Annual Meeting in Los Angeles on March 8 – 10, 2016

Cost of Attendence
$25 – Attendance (including via video)
$75 – To receive MCLE credits



November 17, 2015
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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