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Conservation Easements and Updates


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateJanuary 13, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

This course will discuss what a conversation easement is, along with recent court and enforcement developments in the area of syndicated conservation easements.  It will also cover the new syndicated conservation easement settlement program offered by the IRS chief counsel’s office.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the basic structure and purpose of conservation easements

  • Identify the issues surrounding syndicated conservation easements

  • Recall recent court cases regarding syndicated conservation easements

  • Recall IRS Chief Counsel’s recent syndicated conservation easement transaction settlement initiative

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Ryan Dean

Freeman Law, PLLC
Associate Attorney
(855) 676-1040

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Ryan Dean is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of Texas. He practices federal and state tax controversy, white-collar defense, business and tax planning, and civil litigation.  Given his experience in accounting and finance, he brings a unique perspective to the advocacy of clients. 

Dean is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He focused his studies on tax law and litigation procedures, and he served on the editorial board of the SMU International Law Review. He also completed his Tax L.L.M. at SMU and participated in an off-campus mock trial during law school.  Before joining the firm, he gained experience as a clerk with the Department of Justice: Tax Division, focusing on federal tax controversies and civil litigation. His previous experience also includes serving as a judicial student clerk for a federal district judge in Texas’s Northern District.

Dean is a graduate of Pepperdine University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. After attending Pepperdine, he developed accounting knowledge and business skills as an accounting manager for a large, publicly-traded real-estate portfolio. Dean is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association.

About Our Presenter

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Freeman Law is a tax, white-collar, and litigation boutique law firm based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with clients throughout the world. Founded by a dual-credentialed attorney-CPA and law professor, Freeman Law offers unique and valued counsel, insight, knowledge, and experience. We represent individuals and businesses of all sizes, from companies on the Fortune 100 fastest-growing companies list to family-owned businesses. With a background in complex tax planning and litigation, white-collar criminal and civil disputes, and sophisticated civil litigation, Freeman Law is where clients turn when the stakes are high and the issues are complex.