Classes are going virtual!

Please join us for two online courses designed to give professional continuing education credit for those who make conservation easements possible.  Landowners and others interested in conservation easements are also invited to attend.

GALT will offer two webinars in 2020. Please check back here for registration instructions. The topics that will be covered are shown below. Contact Lisa Compton at lcompton@galandtrust.org or 251-510-0582 for more informaion.

Aug 28

Topics (Alabama Focus)

 

 

 

A lot has Changed: Update on Case Law, Court & IRS Position Regarding Conservation Easements, Ronald Levitt, Attorney Shareholder, Sirote & Permutt, P.C. and Greg Rhodes, Attorney Shareholder, Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
Complying with IRS Rules on “Qualified Appraisals” and “Qualified Appraisers”, Philip Paulk, MAI, The Paulk Group and Luke Von Esh, Certified General Real Property Appraiser, Lucus Mason, Inc.
“Strict Compliance”: New Form 8283 Requirements and Updates on Accounting Issues with Conservation Easements, Randy Bowen, CPA, Bowen and Associates
Recent Developments in Conservation Easement Due Diligence and Drafting, Katherine Eddins, Executive Director, Georgia‐Alabama Land Trust, Inc.
Updates on Ethics Issues with Conservation Easements and Land Trusts, Alex Robertson, Staff Attorney, Georgia‐Alabama Land Trust, Inc.
(Ethics CLE credit)

Sept 15-16

Topic (Georgia Focus)

Opening Remarks: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr., Continuing Education Instructor, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, and Katherine Eddins, Executive Director, Georgia‐Alabama Land Trust, Inc.,
Conservation Easements as an Element of Forest Land Use Controls, Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr.
Recent Developments in Conservation Easement Due Diligence and Drafting, Katherine Eddins, Executive Director, Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc.
Market Status and Outlook, Dr. Yanshu Li, Assitant Professor of Forest Economics and Taxation, University of Georgia.
Forest Baseline Information: Documentation and Annual Monitoring, Jose Torres, Conservation Planner, Georgia‐Alabama Land Trust, Inc.,
The Georgia Conservation Tax Credit Program, Frank Smith, Deputy Executive Director, Georgia State Properties Commission.
Appraisal of Conservation Easements and Understanding Requirements of “Qualified Appraisals” and “Qualified Appraisers”, George S. Petkovich, MAI, Pritchett, Ball & Wise, Inc.
Update on the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act Program, Taylor Brown, Grants Unit Supervisor, Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Updates on Ethics Issues with Conservation Easements and Land Trusts, Alex Robertson, Staff Attorney, Georgia‐Alabama Land Trust, Inc.  (Ethics and Professionalism CLE credit)
Forest Management Plans and Conservation Easements, Chad Hancock, F&W Forestry, Dr. Harry Haney, Jr., and Katherine Eddins
Accounting & Income Tax Issues Presented by Conservation Easements, Stephanie Surles, CPA, partner, Howard, Moore & McDuffie, P.C.
Update on Case Law & IRS Positions Regarding Conservation Easements, Ronald Levitt, Attorney Shareholder, Sirote & Permutt, P.C
Economic Impact of Conservation Easements and Land Trusts, J. Scott Pippin, J.D. and Shana Jones, J.D., Institute of Government, University of Georgia.