Linda Francois

Linda Francois


Cooper, Whitney, Cochran & Francois


For more than 35 years, the firm has practiced in the areas of land use and land conservation from the individual, land trust, citizen group, municipal and corporate perspective. Our attorneys have worked with or are counsel to many of the conservation organizations in the state. The firm has participated in successful land preservation efforts and land conservation transactions throughout Connecticut. Our attorneys have been there from the formation of non-profit land preservation organizations to the drafting of conservation easements (in Connecticut known as “conservation restrictions”) including the orchestration of the many documents necessary to seek charitable deductions. We represent clients throughout the state, from border to border and along the coast.


  • RCP Administration: organizational development
  • RCP Fundraising — Capital Campaigns - conservation finance
  • Land Conservation Activities: land conservation transactions
  • Land Conservation Trust Services: legal services

Clients: Legal services (current clients):  Connecticut Forest & Park Association  Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust, Inc.,  Steep Rock Association, Inc.  Town of Wilton Patricia.Sesto@WILTONCT.ORG  Cornwall Conservation Trust  Lyme Land Conservation Trust, Inc.(former client)  Connecticut Farmland Trust (former client)

Examples of work: Sample easements available upon request.

Areas of operation: Connecticut

Compensation: hourly, under contract; agreed upon fee, under contract

For more information regarding Linda’s credentials, email her at 

Particulary interested in working on:  a model easement for Connecticut