Farmland Preservation

Farmers and conservationists, local governments and agricultural associations trust us to help them develop creative strategies to protect farmland for current and future generations throughout Suffolk County.  We bring decades of experience and creative thinking to the challenges associated with the preparation and negotiation of conservation easements, the sale of development rights to local, state and federal agencies, and purchases by land trusts.

When new or amended local or state legislation is required to meet our clients’ objectives, our team drafts the necessary laws, advocates for their adoption, and works closely with public officials during the often-complicated hearing process.

Our Farmland Preservation team also stands ready to represent our clients in bringing and defending lawsuits that impact the wellbeing and future of our region’s farmers and threaten the backbone of the East End’s economy.

Our team is active among key stakeholder communities and regularly provides updates in various private and public forums on issues impacting the business of farming.  Finally, our lawyers welcome the opportunity to present updates to all stakeholders on issues impacting the business of farming.