Sale of Development Rights

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PARTNERING UP TO PRESERVE TEXAS LAND, PROTECT WATER QUALITY

Gay Dahlstrom had a vision for the future of her family’s fifth-generation Central Texas land, the historic Dahlstrom Ranch on Onion Creek. She wanted to keep the ranch with the family, to preserve its natural beauty and features, and yet, to somehow share it with the community. Learn how Braun & Gresham, PLLC brought together a uniquely complex partnership of capable professionals to turn Gay’s vision into a real deal.

SECURING THE FUTURE OF VALUABLE TEXAS LAND, FAMILY LEGACY


For years, Gay Dahlstrom walked her family’s Central Texas ranch land every morning, soaking in the beauty and connection provided by nature while contemplating the issues of her life. Following her father’s death, she spent many of those mornings worrying about the millions of dollars worth debt she had incurred to pay the estate taxes just to hold onto the ranch. Learn how Braun & Gresham, PLLC helped safeguard her family’s historic ranch and financial situation through conservation.

SPREADING THE WEALTH OF RICH TEXAS HERITAGE, ENVIRONMENT

Gay Dahlstrom first arrived at her family’s historic ranch at the tender age of 18; at 80, she still walks the property regularly. Gay loves the connection the land gives her to her heritage and to the environment, and she has always wanted to share that connection with others. Now – thanks to Gay’s vision and the guidance of an expert team of land-conservation specialists– people in Central Texas will have the opportunity to experience 384 acres of one of the state’s most unique natural areas, currently known as the Howe Pasture, at the 2,254-acre Dahlstrom Ranch on Onion Creek. Learn how Braun & Gresham, PLLC helped the Dahlstrom family share its ranch land with its community as parkland for all to treasure.

THE SILVER RANCH: SMART ESTATE PLANNING


How a Colorado couple saved their majestic ranch from a forced sale to pay the federal estate tax and created a legacy for their family.