LINDA P. FRANCOIS received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut as an honors scholar in 1979 and her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Connecticut in 1982.
Her practice includes property law, closings, wills,trusts and probate, personal injury, collections,foreclosures, and evictions.
Ms. Francois’ real estate practice includes a focus on natural and working lands preservation. She has represented landowners, land trusts and municipalities in land protection transactions, conservation restriction (easement) donations, bargain sales and purchases, and open space initiatives throughout Connecticut. She has been a presenter on the issues of land preservation and conservation transactions for the National Land Trust Alliance, CT Land Conservation Council, Yale Forestry School, Connecticut Farm Bureau, and Teikyo Post University, among others.
Ms. Francois is the 2008 recipient of the Working Lands Alliance Farmland Preservation Pathfinder Award, 2003 Secretary of State’s Public Service Award, the 2005 Bethany Citizen of the Year Award and 1998 Bethany Conservationist of the Year Award. For over fifteen years, she has been a director and president of the Bethany Land Trust, Inc., and a director and officer of the Bethany Horsemen, Inc. riding organization
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