North Coast Executive Consulting

Shale Energy in Northeast Ohio Today in the Aftermath of the 2012 Boom sponsored by Cornerstone Consulting Group, LLC

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: The City Club, 850 Euclid Ave.
Speaker: Rich Cochran & Thomas M. Turner, Esq.

LOCATION:           The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114 - Reduced parking fees are available on a space-available basis at Ampco Euclid Gateway Garage (740 Euclid Ave., entrances on Euclid & Prospect) to those that enter after 11:01 am and exit before 2:29 pm.  Guests must present ticket to The City Club for validation.

About the program…

Rich Cochran, president and CEO of Western Reserve Land Conservancy, and Tom Turner, of Mansour Gavin LPA, will present the “second act” of their program that was presented to EPC on October 9, 2012.  Rich will update us on the aftermath of the Northeast Ohio 2012 oil and gas boom, BP’s legacy, and the status of shale energy in Northeast Ohio today.  Tom will recount the planning strategies that were implemented in the last quarter of 2012 in reaction to the oil and gas boom, including conservation easements, the opportunities and complications that were encountered with the strategies and the most likely planning strategies going forward in view of the aftermath of the 2012 oil and gas boom.

Rich Cochran has served as president and CEO of Western Reserve Land Conservancy (the Land Conservancy) since its founding in 2006. Prior to 2006 he served as executive director of Chagrin River Land Conservancy, one of eight founding members of Western Reserve Land Conservancy, a role he held between 1996 and 2006. The Land Conservancy operates in approximately 19 counties of Northeast Ohio, generates more than $12 million in annual revenues, employs about 45 people, operates six field offices and one central office, and has preserved more than 40,000 acres in its history. Rich’s key personal roles at the Land Conservancy include:  board development and management; cultivation of state and federal elected officials; negotiating complex real estate transactions; fundraising; leadership of senior staff; public speaking; and strategic planning. During his tenure annual revenues have grown from $52,236 in 1995 to $12 million today, net assets (exclusive of land) have increased from $50,000 in 1995 to $10.7 million today, and preserved land has improved by 40,000 acres (valued at more than $400 million) between 1996 and 2011.

Thomas M. Turner concentrates his law practice in the representation of business owners, professional athletes, executives, and closely-held businesses in matters involving personal and succession planning, income, estate and gift tax planning; mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures and planning strategies involving the use of shareholder arrangements.  He also has extensive experience in representing some of the largest Northeast Ohio farming operations and significant estates and trusts, including several of the largest estates in Ohio’s history and numerous other estates and trusts comprising substantial wealth.  Tom earned a BS from Purdue University and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  He is licensed in the state of Ohio as well as the U.S. Tax Court and is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Reservation Policy – All attendees are encouraged to register in advance and walk-in reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis only.  Meeting cost is $25 for members when paid in advance before noon 10/13/14, $40 for members at the door, $40 for guests, and $200 for a table of six guests (please submit names to by 10/10/14).  If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office to cancel by noon 10/13/14 to avoid a no-show reservation billing.

Continuing Education – EPC Cleveland will request credit for this program from the CFP® Board of Standards for CFP® designation holders.  In addition, a certificate of completion will be available for those CTFAs, CPAs, and CWS designees that feel the program satisfies their continuing education requirements.

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