Hank began his legal career working on environmental land use issues, helping to advise businesses on how to develop land while also respecting the sanctity of Florida’s natural resources. Thereafter, he spent the next 20 years of his legal career as a preeminent trial lawyer, recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer and as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Hank has channeled his experience gained as a complex litigator, successful businessman and entrepreneur into a private equity firm that integrates the complexities of land investment with smart, environmental stewardship.

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Amid IRS Overreach, Congress Has A Real Opportunity to Reform Conservation Easement Legislation

Source: Forbes (June 4, 2019) – In 1980, Congress enacted a law that provided land owners a tax break if they donate a conservation easement. The idea is simple: If someone owns land in some sort of environmentally sensitive area and they forswear developing that land, they can—after donating the easement to a qualified land…

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Today’s Challenges Call for Conservation Opportunities to be Expanded Not Limited

Source: The Telegraph (December 21, 2018) On Election Day, Georgians overwhelmingly approved Amendment 1, also known as the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment, which is expected to generate more than $20 million annually in dedicated conservation funding. It will do so not by raising or creating any new taxes or fees, but instead by rededicating a…

John D Trotter
John D Trotter

John D Trotter

John Trotter brings extensive operational expertise to DidierGroup through more than two decades of experience in management and client service. John began his career in management with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, where he oversaw branch operations in Wales, UK. Returning to the U.S., he led a family manufacturing business where he developed, patented and distributed climate-controlled cabinets…

5 Ways Architectural Design Is Going Green

Green Building Poised for Growth by 2021

Source: The NEWS (November 29, 2018) Overall, global green building activity continues to rise, with significant increases expected in 19 countries over the next three years, according to the results of the Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report, to which the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a contributing partner. Importantly,…

Post-Irma: Conservation Agenda More Vital Than Ever

Letter: Conservation Easements Benefit Public

Ridgeville resident William Baughman wrote the following Letter to the Editor in Charleston’s April 12th Post and Courier: I agree with the March 25 letter headlined “Private easements” about the importance of using conservation easements to protect South Carolina land for future generations. As we go through efforts such as the county comprehensive plan updates, we…

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Multifamily Developers Embrace Green Building

Benefits like increased energy efficiency and cost savings, combined with heightened resident demand for sustainable features, are driving multifamily developers to go green. Source: Multi-Housing News (May 2, 2018) – Alongside the development boom that Marcus & Millichap estimates will add 335,000 new multifamily units to the nation’s inventory this year, another phenomenon is emerging.…