Bob Owen*

General Counsel

Email: rowen@wrlandconservancy.org

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Bob Owen has been a member of the Land Conservancy’s legal staff since April 2006. During his time at the Land Conservancy, Bob has worked on hundreds of conservation real estate transactions ranging in scope from straight forward individual conservation easement donations to complex, multi-million dollar acquisitions involving public and private sector parties and funded by state and federal grants combined with private philanthropic dollars. As General Counsel, Bob is responsible for the oversight and management of the Land Conservancy’s in-house legal department and provides guidance and counsel to the Land Conservancy’s leadership and staff on all legal matters, including those involving risk management and avoidance. He is a member of the Land Conservancy’s senior management team and serves as the organization’s Assistant Secretary. Previously, Bob specialized in real estate and municipal law. Bob currently serves on the Members’ Committee of the Terrafirma Risk Retention Group, a conservation defense captive established solely for the defense and enforcement of conservation interests, and previously served as a member of the Land Trust Alliance’s Conservation Defense Advisory Council (CDAC) from 2014 through 2018. Bob also served on the executive committee of the Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts (COLT), a state-wide land conservation advocacy and education group, from 2007-2014 and served as its President from 2012-2014. He is a graduate of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and obtained his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Hiram College.