Karin Marchetti Ponteupdated: April 2016

Karin is an attorney who has devoted her law practice to voluntary land conservation techniques, taxation of conserved land, and land trust issues, in particular the design and stewardship of conservation easements. She has been general counsel to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust since 1985. She also has a private law practice, Land Conservation Legal Services.

Contact Karin Marchetti Ponte

Land Conservation Legal Services
1049 Main St.
P.O. Box 669
Mount Desert, Maine  04660
Phone: (207) 244-5100
Fax: 207-244-5200


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2 Introductory articles were found for Karin Marchetti Ponte

Amending Conservation Easements

How to can a land trust official identify and comply with legal restraints to amendment? How can necessary flexibility be built into the easement document? This paper reflects the earnest desire of an ardent conservationist to take full advantage of opportunities for flexibility that can be found within the law, recognizing that the needs of land ownership and the land itself, are by their nature subject to continual change. Any effective land conservation and stewardship program must respond to this change with integrity, love of the land, and genuine respect for the ultimate steward, the landowner.

Designing a Conservation Easement Amendment Policy