Ethos uses proven strategies to bring together environmentally minded investors and some of the most sensitive lands in the United States, forging partnerships that protect natural resources while reducing the taxation of those in the partnership. The concept is simple yet the moving parts are complex and must be managed to a high standard. Having worked with both Hank and Andrew for many years, I know first-hand the quality and thoroughness of their work, but more importantly I know who they are as people. They don’t deviate from the high standards set for each project and are philanthropic to the core. Engaging the Ethos conservation team for your planning allows you to be a part of something much larger than reduction of your tax burden.
Charles Schell CLTC, CSSC, CTEP, RSPPrincipal/Settlement Consultant, Forge Consulting LLC
Conservation easements can have significant tax implications, in addition to environmental benefits. Hank Didier and Ethos have the tools in place to ensure sound easement valuations, making charitable contributions of conservation easements a solid tax planning strategy for some individuals.
Gregory M White, CPACPA, Thomas, Zurcher & White, P.A.
Conservation easements (CE) are an important tool in achieving objectives for protecting biological diversity, maintaining ecological linkages and protecting water resources. CEs assure perpetual protection of the land and privately-implemented natural resource management.
Dr. Jay H. ExumFounder, Exum Associates, Inc.