Robert Levin

Rob Levin has extensive experience in nonprofit organization legal matters, land conservation transactions and related tax issues.  Over the last nine years, he has consulted for the Land Trust Alliance and has represented several Maine land trusts, including Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Loon Echo Land Trust, and York Land Trust.  Rob has spoken at many conferences, including the Land Trust Alliance Rally and the Maine Land Trust Network Conference, and has written several papers on conservation issues in Tax Notes, the Land Trust Alliance’s Exchange, and NYU’s Environmental Law Journal.


Contact Robert Levin


Contact Robert Levin


Attorney at Law
94 Beckett Street
2nd Floor
Portland, Maine  04101
Phone: (207) 774-8026


 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maine


4 Introductory articles were found for Robert Levin

6 Basic Steps to Conveying a Conservation Easement

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How does one go about donating or selling a conservation easement.? There is no one right way to go about it. However, the following outline shows the most common steps to the process. Conveying an easement may take anywhere from a few months to a couple years, depending on a variety of factors. The landowner usually must pay for basic legal expenses, and appraisal, and in many cases is asked to make a stewardship donation to ensure that the land remains protected forever. Although the following outline discusses easements, a similar process typically applies to donations of whole interests in land as well.



Maine Attorney General Prevents Termination of Conservation Easement

Tax Benefits of Donating Conservation Land

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There are several kinds of tax benefits available to donors of land or conservation easements. This article attempts to summarize these benefits and provide some examples of how they work. If you are uncertain about the differences between bargain sales and donations, or conservation easements and whole interests in property, go to the 'Definitions' article for a quick brush up.



The Conservation Easement Quiz