Advanced Monitoring Skills for Stewardship Excellence
Instructors: Jesica Blake, Erik Kingfisher
Qualified appraisals are the lynchpin of the process that allows landowners to benefit from federal income, estate and state tax incentives flowing from the donation of a conservation easement. A poorly supported or abusive appraisal, whether fraudulent or merely sloppy, damages the integrity of a conservation easement transaction regardless of the conservation values involved. It also damages the reputation of the land trust involved in the transaction, risks violating the public trust, and may reduce support for conservation in general.
How will you benefit from this webinar?
- Discuss changes in the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices that pertain to appraisals of conservation easements and how they could impact your land trust
- Explore common appraisal issues identified by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission
- Receive techniques for identifying potentially abusive appraisals and strategies for communicating withlandowners in such situations
- Stay up-to-date on recent case law and trends from IRS challenges to conservation easement deductions
- Work through real-world case studies and pose questions to an experienced attorney and appraiser
Access to this recording is subject to availability of the AdobeConnect service and expires on December 31, 2019.
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