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Conservation Easements Investments Tax Shelters: Red Flag with the IRS?

Conservation Easements Investments Tax Shelters: Red Flag with the IRS?, featured by Top Securities Fraud Attorneys, The White Law Group

Conservation Easements Investments:  Red Flag with the IRS? Updated May 10, 2021

The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud claims involving the liability that sale agents and broker-dealers may have for improperly recommending conservation easements (tax shelter land deals) to unsuspecting investors.

Syndicated conservation easements are private placements that promise tax deductions worth four to four-and-a-half times a person’s investment. The IRS has reportedly been investigating these transactions over the past three years with questions about the accurate appraisals and valuations of properties. Some syndicated conservation easement deals are offering investors charitable contribution deductions on taxes for large amounts.

That means an investor could hypothetically turn a $100,000 investment into $400,000 or more in tax deductions.

On March 27th, 2019 the Senate Finance Committee reportedly launched an investigation into conservation easements after the Brookings Institution reportedly found that conservation easements cost the federal government more than $3 billion dollars in 2014 alone with that amount expected to increase each subsequent year.

Apparently the Senate Finance Committee believes that groups of taxpayers are using syndicated conservation easements to reap tax benefits greater than their initial investments, according to a press announcement.

While there are very legitimate purposes for the conservation easement provisions of the tax code, the committee reportedly believes that “these tax provisions are being abused, and it will inform what else ought to be done to fix the problem.”

There may be a Tax Audit in your Future.

The IRS has reportedly seen abuses of this tax provision and it is currently investigating taxpayers who are using questionable appraisals, and taking inappropriately large deductions for easements. Investors who received charitable contribution deductions of more than 2.5 times their investment could possibly be audited, and potentially even hit with a revised tax bill.

These syndicated conservation easements may be sold through both independent broker-dealers and directly by attorneys and CPAs who create the syndications and tend to have high commissions and fees.

Broker dealers are required to perform adequate due diligence on any investment they recommend and to ensure that all recommendations are suitable for the investor. Recommendations should be appropriate in light of the investor’s age, risk tolerance, net worth, and investment experience.

Broker dealers that fail to adequately disclose risks or make unsuitable investment recommendations can be held liable for investment losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.

The White Law Group is investigating potential claims against sales agents that sold the following conservation easement investment offerings, among others:

15th Street Partners, LLC
191 Partners LP
830 Oconee, LLC
Adam Smith Ventures, LLC
Albero Investors, LLC
Anderson Pointe Investments, LLC
Aquatic Creek Group, LLC
Arcadian Quay Holdings, LLC
Ardan Investors, LLC
Ash Resources Group, LLC
Avalon Resources Group, LLC
Azalea Bay Resort Holdings, LLC
Bama Soil Partners, LLC
Barn Creek Partners, LLC
Basin Mountain LLC
Basin Timber Holdings, LLC
Bates Investments, LLC
Battelle Investment Group, LLC
Bayou Sand Investors, LLC
Bear Creek Investors, LLC
Bear Creek Investors, LLC
Bear Creek Timberland Investments, LLC
Beaverdam Creek Investors, LLC
Beech Springs Resort Holdings, LLC
Bellavista Grove Holdings, LLC
Belle Harbour Resort Holdings, LLC
Belvoir Investors, LLC
Benton INV, LLC
Berkley Road Investors, LLC
Bickford Farm Investments, LLC
Bienville 75 Acquisitions, LLC
Big Anvil Partners, LLC
Big Hill Partners, LLC
Blue Ridge Valley Investments, LLC
Blue Springs Investors, LLC
Bonlee Investment Properties, LLC
Bradford Investors, LLC
Brand Rock Investments, LLC
Briar Patch Investments, LLC
Broad River Investors, LLC
Broadmoor Quarry Investors, LLC
Browndale Plantation Reserve Investments, LLC
Brush Creek Holdings, LLC
Brushy Hollow Investments, LLC
Camellia Station Holdings, LLC
Canary Creek Partners, LLC
Cape Fear Pointe Holdings, LLC
Carey Station Investors, LLC
Carl Parker 52 Investors, LLC
Carter Investors, LLC
Cason Investments, LLC
Cayo Marsopa Holdings, LLC
Centerland Group, LLC
CGP Net Lease Mezz Equity I, L.P.
Cherokee 389 Investments, LLC
Cherry Rock Group, LLC
Chimney Rock Group, LLC
Clinton Investments, LLC
Coastavista Palms Holdings, LLC
College Creek Investors, LLC
Cox Point Plantation Investors, LLC
Crestlawn Investors, LLC
Crimson S&G Group, LLC
Cristobal Key Holdings, LLC
Crockett Investors, LLC
Cub Creek Reserve Investments, LLC
CXI Properties, LLC
Cypress Cove Marina Holdings, LLC
Cypress Rock Group, LLC
Daniel Creek Investments, LLC
Deep Green Investments, LLC
Deer Valley Group, LLC
Delta Sand Investors, LLC
Derrydown Investors, LLC
Desoto Investors, LLC
Dev X Investment 2015, LLC
Diamond Grande Resort Holdings, LLC
Dixie Lake Investments, LLC
Dome Mantle Partners, LLC
Dover Cliff Partners, LLC
Dry Creek Partners, LLC
Dry Mill Creek Investments, LLC
Duck River Investments, LLC
Dynamite Creek Partners, LLC
Echelon Waters Group, LLC
Edge Rock Partners, LLC
Elbow Creek Group, LLC
Emerald Acquisitions 2014, LLC
Emerald Acquisitions 2015, LLC
Emerald Acquisitions 2016, LLC
Emerald Acquisitions 2017, LLC
Emerald Property Investors, LLC
Falling Rock Group, LLC
Fantail Holdings Partners, LLC
Farm River Partners, LLC
FCT Investments, LLC
FG River Partners, LLC
Field View Group, LLC
Flint River Rock & Timber Investments, LLC
Forestar Investors, LLC
Fork Creek Partners, LLC
Fork, LLC
Galley Resources Partners, LLC
Georgetwon Riverfront Partners, LLC
Giant Aggregates Partners, LLC
Ginn Creek Investments, LLC
Glady Fork Partners, LLC
Gray Mountain Investors, LLC
Green Cove Group, LLC
Green Valley Investors, LLC
Greenview Group, LLC
Gretsch Investments, LLC
Gulf Land Group, LLC
Gulf Land Investment Partners, LLC
Halyard Holdings Group, LLC
Hard Rock Partners, LLC
Harmon INV, LLC
Harmon North Investments, LLC
Harmon South Investors, LLC
Harmony Road Investors, LLC
Harris Top Investors, LLC
Harrow Aggregates Partners, LLC
Hazel Hollow Investments, LLC
Hillside View Partners, LLC
Hornet’s Nest, LLC
Horshoe Bend Investors, LLC
Huston Minerals Partners, LLC
Igneous Rock Group, LLC
Imperial Aggregates Group, LLC
Inshore Group, LLC
Iris Partners, LLC
Ivery Branch Investors, LLC
Jackson North Investments, LLC
Jackson River Partners, LLC
Jackson South Investments, LLC
JC Aggregates Partners, LLC
Jet Rock Partners, LLC
Jones County Quarry Investors, LLC
Jubilee Investment Holdings, LLC
KC Aggregates Group, LLC
Kinchafoonee Properties, LLC
KR Stone Group, LLC
Lakeshore Resort Holdings, LLC
Lamstall Investors, LLC
Laurel Creek Investors, LLC
Lavis Properties Investors, LLC
Leach Road East, LLC
Lexington Property Investors, LLC
Lion’s Gate Investments, LLC
Little Cedar Stands Investments, LLC
Little Horse Creek, LLC
Little Pumpkin Creek Investors, LLC
Little Pumpkin Creek Investors, LLC
Little Pumpkin Creek North Investments, LLC
Little River Partners, LLC
Little Satilla Investors, LLC
LM Bass Partners, LLC
LMS Grande Pointe, LLC
Locust Creek Investors, LLC
Longwood Preserve Investors, LLC
Low Angle Group, LLC
Lowland Creek Partners, LLC
Magnolia Bay Resort Holdings, LLC
Magnolia River Group, LLC
Manatee Minerals Group, LLC
Marchette Investments, LLC
Matterhorn Property Investors, LLC
Mattock Holdings Group, LLC
McGill Investors, LLC
Mill Creek Investors, LLC
Monterry Cove Holdings, LLC
Myrtle West Resort Holdings, LLC
Nassau River Partners, LLC
NATRSC Investments, LLC
Norma Dean I Investors, LLC
North Bay Cove Holdings, LLC
North by Northwest II, LLC
North Donald LA Investors, LLC
North Unity Henry 92 Investors, LLC
Northshore Property Investments, LLC
Northwest VI Investments, LLC
Northwest VII Investments, LLC
Nottely River Partners, LLC
Oak Bayou Group, LLC
Ocean Grove Resort Holdings, LLC
Oconee Landing Investors, LLC
Oconee Quarry Investors, LLC
Old Durrand Investments, LLC
Orange Stone Group, LLC
Orange Woods Partners, LLC
Otter Rock Investments, LLC
Pallur Investors, LLC
Palmetto Minerals Investors, LLC
Palmetto Waters Group, LLC
Paoli Investors, LLC
Park Lake III, LLC
Parkerson Church Reserve Investments, LLC
Parkerson Sands Investments, LLC
Payne Creek Investors, LLC
Peeksville Investments, LLC
Picayune Pearl Aggregates Investors, LLC
Piney Island Investors, LLC
Pleasant Ridge Investors, LLC
Preservation Group, LLC
QM 40, LLC
Quail Rock Group, LLC
Quality Minerals Partners, LLC
Quality Stones Group, LLC
Queen’s Cove Holdings, LLC
Quorum Holdings Partners, LLC
Rabbit Bar Point Investments, LLC
Rabun Gap Partners, LLC
Raisal Holdings, LLC
Ranch Springs Investors, LLC
RDM Land Holdings, LLC
Regional Minerals Partners, LLC
Reliable S&G Group, LLC
Richland Creek Investors, LLC
Riddle Aggregates Group, LLC
Rising Rock Partners Investments, LLC
River Ridge Retreat Investments, LLC
River Trace Resort Holdings, LLC
River West SC, LLC
Rivershore Sand Investors, LLC
Riverside Preserve Holdings, LLC
Roan Creek Investments, LLC
Roaring Florida Acquisitions, LLC
Rock Spring Investors, LLC
Rocky Branch Investments, LLC
Rocky Comfort Creek Investors, LLC
Roscoe Road Investors, LLC
Sailfish Cove Group, LLC
Salt Marsh Holdings, LLC
Sand Valley Investors, LLC
Sanibel Resort Holdings, LLC
Seavista Resort Holdings, LLC
Seven Hawks Investments, LLC
Shurling Investments, LLC
South Bay Cove Holdings, LLC
South Quail Woods Investors, LLC
Southeastern Argive Investments, LLC
Spade Rock Partners, LLC
Spring Creek 1600 Acquisitions, LLC
Spring Hill Partners, LLC
Sterling Land Partners, LLC
Storey Hollow Investments, LLC
Strategic Real Estate Opportunity Fund III, LLC
Sunfish Cove Group, LLC
Sycamore Fork Investments, LLC
Tanyard Investors, LLC
Tarpon Creek Investments, LLC
Tater Creek Investments, LLC
Tennessee Branch Partners, LLC
Tennessee Ranch Estates Investors, LLC
TH 28 Partners, LLC
Tick Creek Holdings, LLC
Timothy Investors, LLC
Tom’s Mountain Creek Investments, LLC
Toscano Investments, LLC
Two Chip Investors, LLC
Two Chip, LLC
Union Creek Investments, LLC
Upland Creek Partners, LLC
Vibrant Minerals Investments, LLC
Vineyard Ridge Investors, LLC
Vista Hill Investments, LLC
Wahoo River Investments, LLC
Waterway Grove Holdings, LLC
West Lake Investments, LLC
White Oak Investments, LLC
White Path Investors, LLC
White Sands Village Holdings, LLC
Yacht Creek Investments, LLC
Yankee Landing Holdings, LLC
Yellow River Investors, LLC
Yellowhammer S&G Group, LLC
Yield Rock Group, LLC
Zebra Creek Rock LLC
Zenith Aggregates Partners, LLC
Zorn Island Investments, LLC


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If you have invested in a conservation easement (tax shelter land deal) and would like to speak to a securities attorney about the potential to recover your investment losses, please call The White Law Group at 1-888-637-5510 for a free consultation.

The White Law Group, LLC is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection, and securities regulation/compliance law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Franklin, Tennessee. To learn more about The White Law Group visit www.whitesecuritieslaw.com.


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