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Webinar: Appraisal Update: What Land Trusts Need to Know
by Bill Silberstein, Mark Weston
Year published:2020
Publisher:Land Trust Alliance
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Appraisal Update: What Land Trusts Need to Know

86 minutes

Recorded 5/28/2020

Instructors: Bill Silberstein, Mark Weston

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, inflated 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 Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices requirements regarding appraisals of conservation easements
  • Explore common appraisal issues identified by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission
  • Receive techniques for identifying potentially abusive appraisals and strategies for communicating with landowners 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 will expire on December 31, 2021, and is subject to availability of the AdobeConnect service.