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Meet Our Volunteer of the Year: Bill Toole

To do our work successfully, we rely on the generosity of our volunteers and corporate partners to help advance land conservation. One such volunteer, Bill Toole, has gone above and beyond to help CLC save time and money while providing strategic legal advice and expertise.

Bill was presented with the 2011 Eugene O. Daniels Volunteer of the Year Award at the CLC Annual Meeting. A lawyer with Robinson Bradshaw and Hinson (RBH), Bill donated countless hours of his time to help CLC’s land protection team and counsel CLC on environmental property issues. His hours of consultation include coming to board meetings to explain the intricacies of environmental issues or related liabilities and impacts to the properties.

“Bill’s support, generosity and expertise helped save CLC thousands of dollars as well as the conservation value of several properties,” said RoxAnne Smith, associate director and general counsel for CLC. “His work – and the work of our other valuable legal partners – was vital to our success. We can’t thank him enough for his support!”

Bill has a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College and a J.D. and MBA from Wake Forest University.

In total, local law firms provided CLC with more than $200,000 worth of billable hours of legal services in 2011. Those firms were: K&L Gates, Moore & Van Allen, Poyner Spruill, RBH, Fred McPhail, Culp Elliot, Parker Poe, Cranfill Sumner Hartzog, Love & Hutaff and Horack Talley. CLC appreciates the support from all of lawyers, associates and paralegals of these local law firms. Thank you!

 

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