We Created the Market
In 2000, Mike Strugar established the nation’s first market for transferring conservation tax credits in Colorado. In 2003, he founded Virginia’s Conservation Credit Exchange and registered Virginia’s very first conservation tax credits to be transferred. Through his Colorado, Virginia and New Mexico programs he has facilitated the transfer of over 2,000 Credits valued at over $200 million. Mike has established a strong working relationship with the Internal Revenue Service and works closely with the Virginia Department of Taxation. He is a former partner in the law firm of Holme, Roberts, & Owen, and has been a regular adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver School of Law teaching a course in Land Conservation Law, as well as an expert witness in cases involving conservation easement tax credits.
In 2004 Hank Hartz was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. In 2008 Virginia’s Governor appointed Hank as the Chairman of the Board, a position that he held for four years. Because of this experience, and Hanks hands-on leadership of VOF, Hank is widely viewed as a leader of land conservation efforts in Virginia, and as one of the leading experts in the field.