As the chief legal officer, Mr. Tabas oversees the work of the Conservancy’s worldwide legal department, which provides a full range of legal services in support of the Conservancy’s global conservation mission. He has been with the Conservancy for 31 years and has held a range of positions in the organization in the areas of legal services, land protection, government relations, compatible economic development, and conservation planning. He has been directly involved in numerous private land conservation and compatible development projects. He has also worked to secure changes in Federal, state, and international tax legislation and policy to encourage conservation activities. Mr. Tabas received his BA degree from Pennsylvania State University, his JD from the George Washington University, a Master of Land Use Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and his LLM in tax law from Boston University Law School.