Landowner Alert System 9-22-20

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Conservation Easements, News & Events | No Comments

Land Development: Landowners who are interested in subdividing their land while still retaining the rural character of their property may have the option of maintaining an agricultural valuation on the property on the new lots  through the creation of a … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 8-25-20

Estate Planning: Planning for your potential disability or incapacity is not what you necessarily think of as “estate planning.”  But, designating a trusted family member or friend to manage your assets and aid in your healthcare decisions is a critical … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 8-11-20

Conservation: Supported by a bipartisan effort in Congress, President Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act on August 4, 2020. The Great American Outdoors Act accomplished two major conservation goals: (1) it permanently and fully funded the Land … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 6-30-20

Conservation Easements: “The true value of wide open space is more apparent than ever before.  A conservation easement is the only legal tool capable of conserving family lands forever.  As cities grow, surrounding rural areas face increased development pressures resulting … Continue reading

“Saving Family Lands” Landowner Workshop 2/15/19

Join us February 15th for “Saving Family Lands” landowner workshop at Anhalt Dance Hall in Spring Branch. Presented in part by Braun & Gresham attorney Margaret Menicucci and Plateau Wildlife biologist Shane Kiefer. Topics include: landowner financial tools and programs, … Continue reading

More Travis County Land Conserved

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Conservation Easements, News & Events | No Comments

Braun & Gresham attorneys David Braun and Margaret Menicucci have been honored to work with several amazing families in conserving their Travis County properties this year. As previously addressed in this blog, Margaret Menicucci helped her clients navigate the complex … Continue reading

Los Madrones Ranch Conservation

On February 28, 2018, the owners of Los Madrones Ranch in western Travis County closed on the sale of a conservation easement that preserves 396 acres of open space, creeks, and sensitive bird habitat. The landowners, Mike Murphy and Julie … Continue reading

Conservation Easement Workshop

“The Cibolo Conservancy Land Trust, in partnership with the Hill Country Alliance, is hosting a landowner workshop on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 2-5pm at the Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium in Boerne. This workshop will focus on conservation easements — … Continue reading

Estate Planning in the Hill Country: What Every Landowner Needs to Know

Thomas Hall will be presenting at the Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne on September 21, 2016. His presentation titled “Estate Planning in the Hill Country: What Every Landowner Needs to Know” will cover estate planning specific to rural landowners, including … Continue reading

Who Do You Give Your Land To When You Have No Heirs?

I’ve recently counseled a client who owned a large ranch, but didn’t know what to do with the land when she died. She had no children or extended family but she deeply loved her land and wanted the land protected … Continue reading

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