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Conservation Easement Transactions From A to Z

Understand the real property and tax law issues raised by conservation easements.

This course will include a historical recounting of conservation easements and other more general charitable contributions of real property. The basic statutory regime and applicable regulations will also be reviewed. Decided case law, presently pending disputes, and positions taken by the IRS in Rulings, Notices, and Chief Counsel Advices will then be considered. This material will be of interest to CPAs, family wealth advisors, real estate, tax, and general practice attorneys, and landowners.

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Agenda

Some Historical Events Pertaining to the Development of IRS Section 170(h)

  • Original Enactment in 1976
  • Renewal/Extension in 1980
  • Washington Post Articles in 2003
  • Senate Finance Hearings in 2005
  • Colorado Audits in 2009
  • Amendments to IRC 170
  • Release of IRS Notice 2017-10
  • Proposed Legislative Revisions

The Basics of Noncash Real Estate Charitable Contributions

  • Provisions of IRC Sections 170(a) - 170(g)
  • Enhanced Incentives Are Applicable to Conservation Easements
  • IRS Form 8283

Specific Incentives for Conservation Easement Deductions

  • The Partial Interest Rule
  • The 50 Percent Rule
  • The 15-Year Carry-Forward

Statutory Requirements

  • Qualified Real Property Interest
  • Qualified Organization as Donee
  • CE Must Serve at Least One Conservation Purpose

Further Requirements Imposed by Regulations

  • Perpetuity Requirement
  • Baseline Documentation Reports
  • Treasury Regulation 1.170A-14(h)(3)

Syndicated CE Transactions and Those That May Be Substantially Similar

A Sampling of Authority Relevant to CEs and Outright Gifts of Real Estate

  • Circuit Court Decisions
  • Tax Court Decisions
  • IRS Positions Under Rulings, Notices, Advices, and Audit Guide

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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on April 27, 2022.

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  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.0 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.1
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.1 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.0
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.0 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • IN CLE 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.1 hours of Distance Education credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.3
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • MS CLE 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.1 credit hours.
     
  • NC CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • ND CLE 1.0
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.1
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 64 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.3 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.00 hour. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OH CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours. Please note: No more than twelve (12) hours of self-study CLE credit for any biennial reporting period may be earned by an Attorney or Judge under Regulation 409.2. To fulfill CLE requirements for self-study, web-based programs, you must complete 100% of the polling questions during the program. Your hours will be filed electronically within thirty (30) business days by Lorman Education Services provided you fulfilled 100% attendance and polling questions answered.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.07
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.07 hours of credit.
     
  • VA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.0 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.3 MCLE hours.
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.

This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • MO CLE 1.3
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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William R. Sylvester, Esq.

William R. Sylvester, Esq.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

  • Shareholder in the Birmingham office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) and is active in local, state, and national bar associations
  • Has extensive experience in a wide variety of real estate-related transactions
  • Recently handled representation of a declarant in connection with the turn-over of powers to the residents in a neighborhood association with nine separate sub-associations; purchase and sale of unimproved real estate and interests therein; choice of entity considerations in the acquisition of real estate; negotiation and drafting of deal-specific provisions of partnership, limited liability company, and joint venture agreements; and representation of appraisers and donors in charitable conservation gifts of conservation easements of real property
  • Member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers; American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law and Taxation Sections, and Forum on the Construction Industry; and Birmingham Bar Association
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers in Real Estate since 2016; Alabama Super Lawyers in Real Estate since 2008; Best Lawyers In America® since 1995 in the areas of real estate and tax law, and business organizations since 2016; and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2010
  • J.D. degree, University of Virginia School of Law; M.S. degree in operations research, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. degree, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Alabama
Timothy Wagner

Timothy Wagner

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

  • Associate in the Baltimore office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of tax controversy matters, as well as tax planning and general business advice; represents clients in federal and state tax audits, tax litigation, and federal and state tax collection matters
  • Advises and provides counsel on both foreign and domestic tax compliance, voluntary disclosure matters, excise tax issues, tax fraud, and other white-collar cases, as well as business organizations and corporate structures
  • As a certified public accountant with experience in public accounting, he is adept in handling tax controversy matters involving the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Justice, as well as state and local tax matters; recognized as a leader in tax and tax controversy matters, and he regularly speaks on these topics
  • Member of the American Bar Association; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants; and Maryland State Bar Association, Business Section, Council Member – Tax Section
  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” in Tax Law, 2021 – 2022; listed as a Maryland Rising Star in Maryland Super Lawyers, Tax, 2018 – 2022; J. Ronald Shiff Award for Academic Excellence, awarded for having the highest G.P.A. of students graduating from the University of Baltimore Graduate Tax Program during the 2014 – 2015 academic year
  • Certified Public Accountant, Licensed in Maryland
  • LL.M. degree in taxation, valedictorian, University of Baltimore School of Law; J.D. degree, summa cum laude and Staff Editor – Law Review, University of Baltimore School of Law; B.A. degree, Johns Hopkins University
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Published 2022
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