Emily Beck focuses her practice in the areas of land conservation and business and nonprofit law. Her work in land conservation includes representing landowners in the sale or donation of fee interests and conservation and agricultural easements to land trusts, and developing with families strategies for holding and managing their property for future generations. Her business and nonprofit practice encompasses all aspects of forming, maintaining and terminating corporations, limited liability companies and other business entities as well as creating nonprofit corporations and assisting in obtaining exemptions from federal income tax.
Emily is admitted to practice in Maine and New York and belongs to the Maine State Bar and the Hancock County Bar Associations. She holds a Certificate in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law (2003), a law degree from Fordham University School of Law (1984) and an undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College (1976).
In her 21 years of practice in New York City, Emily was associated first with the Wall Street firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, and then represented the multi-national publishing group, Advance Publications, owner of the New Yorker and the Condé Nast group of magazines. Her work for Advance Publications included mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of stock and assets; general transactional matters such as investments, licenses and secured loans; and the formation, maintenance and dissolution of “C”, “S” and not-for-profit corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships and limited liability partnerships under multiple state laws.
Since moving to Maine with her husband Geoff Young in 2005, Emily has been volunteering with such local organizations as Friends of Acadia (Director, member of the Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Resource Protection Committee) and Frenchman Bay Conservancy (former member of the Capital Campaign Committee), as well as Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s MDI Lands Committee (member), the Mount Desert Island Historical Society (Editor of its annual magazine Chebacco and former Director) and the Mount Desert Festival of Chamber Music, for which she serves as pro bono Counsel.