James Olmsted | About

Founder, Owner, and CEO, 2003–Present

Contact at: (541) 554-3665 or olmsted@olmstedlaw.us

Attorney James Olmsted is founder, owner and chief executive officer of Oregon-based OlmstedLAW.  Formerly known as Conservation & Preservation Counsel, L.L.C., the firm represents landowners and land trusts in conservation acquisitions, including transactions involving transfer of fee title and conservation easement grants.  Prior to founding OlmstedLAW, James Olmsted served as an associate attorney for Porter Simon P.C.’s California branch, where he advised luxury golf and ski resort developers regarding major development projects in the Lake Tahoe region.

Sharing his 25 years of experience in real estate, zoning, land use and conservation easement law with others, James Olmsted frequently speaks on topics such as his work on high-profile land use cases for public interest groups, as well as his involvement in conservation easements and climate change.  His recent presentations include “Keeping Up With Climate Change in Conservation Easements,” given at the Land Trust Alliance National Rally, and “Changing Climate and Natural Change: Writing Easements for Perpetuity,” delivered at the Ninth Annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference.

James Olmsted earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from the University of Nevada at Reno, and he obtained his law degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law.  Mr. Olmsted is a member of the California, Nevada, Washington, and Oregon State Bar Associations, as well as the U.S. District Courts of Nevada and Oregon and the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.


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