Estates and Probate Section Executive Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Cocktails and Conversation
6:30 p.m. – Dinner and Business
Agricultural Easements: A Special Kind of Conservation Easement that Sustains Connecticut Agriculture
Elisabeth Moore, Executive Director, Connecticut Farmland Trust
Thomas M. Daniells, Chair, Business and Finance Department and Chair, Real Estate Practice Group, Murtha Cullina LLP
Richard A. Marone, Section Chair and Chair, Trusts & Estates Department, Murtha Cullina LLP
Elisabeth Moore is Executive Director of the Connecticut Farmland Trust. She has 20 years of experience working with landowners, public agencies, towns, and community groups to preserve farmland and significant natural and community resources. Since joining the Trust in 2004, she has preserved 36 family farms, totaling 2,950+ acres. Her work includes developing “deal structure” for projects, negotiating easement terms with landowners and partners, securing project funding, and managing the Trust’s stewardship program. Elisabeth is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Thomas M. Daniells is the Chair of Murtha Cullina’s Business and Finance Department. He is also the Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group. He represents clients in the areas of real estate and land use planning, commercial financing, and general corporate and commercial representation. He has extensive experience in virtually all areas associated with commercial real estate development, including retail, office and manufacturing uses and including acquisition and sale, permitting and zoning, environmental law as it relates to land and land use, construction and commercial leasing (representing both landlord and tenant). In the commercial lending area, he has significant experience representing banks and other lending institutions as well as borrowers, encompassing both real estate based and asset based lending transactions. He further represents corporations, partnerships and other business entities in a variety of contexts and disciplines, including entity formation and business planning, mergers and acquisitions, contract, and syndications. Finally, Tom supervises all agricultural easements and other transactions for the Connecticut Farmland Trust.
Richard A. Marone is Chair of Murtha Cullina's Trusts and Estates Department. He advises individuals, families and private businesses in the areas of wealth transfer planning, business law and taxation. He assists individuals and private businesses with sophisticated estate planning, trust and estate administration, tax planning and compliance, family business succession planning, and business transactions. Richard has been certified as a probate and trust dispute mediator by The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”). Richard also advises exempt organizations on taxation and governance issues.
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