Law Students Assist to Permanently Protect 384-acre Historic Farm

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Law Students Assist to Permanently Protect 384-acre Historic Farm
Over the last 16 months, lawyers and law students at the Land Use Law Clinic conducted an extensive title search and wrote a detailed title opinion that led to a conservation easement being placed on a large tract of land in Pocahontas County near the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Nathan Fetty, Managing Attorney; Jason Walls, Land Conservation Attorney; Matthew Chase, class of ‘13; Jordan Jones, class of ‘13 and Chris Shepard, class of ‘13 worked over 300 hours on the matter. As with most title examinations, the team searched public records tracing the history of the property’s ownership to ascertain any hindrances to the transaction, and then drafted a lengthy title opinion summarizing the findings for the client, the West Virginia Land Trust. The WVLT is the holder of the conservation easement and will steward the property in perpetuity. For more information and photo credit, see the West Virginia Land Trust’s website.
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