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MET Hosts Seminar On Donated Conservation Easements

Understanding Federal Tax & IRS Requirements for Conservation Easement Appraisals

Crownsville, Md. (February 13, 2012)The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) will host a seminar about the legal and financial aspects of donated conservation easements from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 in Crownsville.

The seminar will feature C. Timothy Lindstrom, Esq., a nationally renowned expert on the topic and author of A Tax Guide to Conservation Easements. Lindstrom is an attorney specializing in federal tax law of conservation easements. He serves as legal counsel to easement donors and land trusts throughout the United States and is a frequent lecturer and writer on the topic. He played an instrumental role in the creation of additional statutory incentives for voluntary land conservation.

The seminar will also include a session on IRS Requirements for Conservation Easement Appraisals by Terry R. Dunkin, Managing Director and Julie Enger, Associate Appraiser, both of Grubb & Ellis Landauer Valuation Advisory Services.

Continuing education credits for Certified Public Accountants and appraisers are pending. The Maryland Real Estate Commission has approved 1.5 hours of continuing education credits for realtors.

The cost is $75 ($50 for non-profits) and includes coffee and lunch. The seminar will take place in Conference Room A of the People’s Resource Center, 100 Community Place in Crownsville. To register or for more information, visit dnr.maryland.gov/met/ or call 410-514-7909.

The Maryland Environmental Trust was established in 1967 by the Maryland General Assembly and serves as Maryland’s only statewide land trust. MET is governed by a citizen board of trustees and is affiliated with the Department of Natural Resources. MET is one of the oldest and most successful land trusts in the country and promotes the protection of open land through its Land Conservation Program, Stewardship Program and Local Land Trust Assistance Program. MET also provides grants to environmental education projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Program.


   February 13, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov