Land Conservation Seminar Featuring Ellen Fred

Event Details

The “How To’s” of Private Land Conservation
Featuring Ellen Fred, Esq.
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Join the Land Alliance for two in-depth discussions on private conservation easements, tailored for land conservation professionals and landowners.

Ellen Fred is a nationally recognized expert in the field of conservation and Principal with Conservation Partners LLP.  Her experience in the fields of tax, real estate, nonprofit governance and alternative dispute resolution allows her to counsel her clients in all aspects of their work. She and her team have completed a variety of land sales and acquisitions, easements and post-transaction stewardship issues. The culmination of their work has resulted in hundreds of thousands of acres being conserved. In addition to her legal work, she has been a frequent presenter on myriad conservation law topics since 2004, including for the Land Trust Alliance and the California Council of Land Trusts.

Event Schedule

9:30 AM – Session I
The Barn at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury

Mastering Private Land Conservation

This session is tailored for professionals engaged in land conservation transactions, including lawyers, realtors, wealth managers and appraisers.

Discover the essential steps of private land conservation from Ellen Fred, a nationally recognized expert in conservation. Gain invaluable insights and practical knowledge to navigate the intricacies of private land conservation. A few of the highlighted topics will include the fundamentals and drafting of conservation easements, evaluating advanced tax issues, including the deductibility of charitable contributions and structuring, negotiating, and closing purchase, sale, bargain-sale, and donation transactions.

The Land Alliance is in the process of securing continuing education credits for lawyers, appraisers, accountants and interested real estate professionals. More information to follow.

4:00 pm – Session II
Land Alliance Headquarters, 345 Oyster Bay Road, Locust Valley

Landowner’s Guide to Land Conservation

Landowners will learn the basics of the conservation process, the potential for state and federal tax incentives and the reasons why protecting land is critical to conserving the health of our community, its natural beauty and habitat for plants and animals.


Advanced registration is required!  Both sessions are free, but there will be a charge for continuing education credits. For more information, please contact Andrew Geisel at 516-922-1028 or [email protected].

Event Changes and Cancellations

Events are subject to change.  Stay informed by visiting the Land Alliance website or Facebook page for updates.  

2024-04-18 09:30 2024-04-18 09:30 America/New_York Land Conservation Seminar Featuring Ellen Fred

Thursday, April 18th, 9:30 am – Join us for two in-depth discussions on conservation easements, tailored for land conservation and landowners.

The Barn at Old Westbury Gardens [email protected]