Abigail L. Ramsden

CONSERVATION PARTNERS works to conserve land for the public benefit. Over the past 25 years, Conservation Partners has completed hundreds of transactions that have conserved thousands of acres of agricultural lands, open space and critical habitat.

We are creative, resourceful and dedicated to conservation causes. We value our long-term relationship with our clients. Our expertise includes creating effective land protection strategies, negotiating multi-party agreements and managing complex transactions, including conservation easements, fee acquisitions and mitigation transactions, and nonprofit tax and governance.

Successful land conservation projects require perseverance, negotiating experience, and broad knowledge about land, conservation values, contracts, title issues and the economics of selling, purchasing and stewarding land. We are known for our ability to put deals together and to see them through to completion.

Our goals in working with nonprofit clients are broader than successful completion of each transaction. In particular, we strive to increase the capacity of our clients. As we do our work, we educate land trust staff, explaining what we are doing and why, thus enabling staff to be more competent, confident and independent on the next transaction.

Abby Ramsden has been practicing law in San Francisco since 2005, first at Bingham McCutchen and then at Holland & Knight. She focuses on land use and natural resources permitting and compliance, and has managed mitigation transactions involving land conservation and resource recovery. Her interest in conservation law began when she worked at the Peninsula Open Space trust as a development associate, and continued during law school, where she served as Editor of The Back Forty, a journal of land conservation law.

Abby graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and has an undergraduate degree in English from Williams College. 

Contact Abigail L. Ramsden

Conservation Partners
Associate Attorney
Post Office Box 47
Traverse City, Michigan  49685-0047
Phone: (510) 290-0165
Fax: (231) 228-2371


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  • California

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