Elizabeth (Lily) G. Engle

Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

lily5Lily Engle joined The Conservation Fund in August of 2006, after 10 years of private practice in Alexandria, VA, where she represented individuals and corporations in a variety of civil matters. At the Fund, she draws on her extensive and varied legal experience—in areas ranging from employment to real estate—to serve as counsel for real estate transactions, handling Fund corporate and human resources matters, and serving as counsel for the Fund's Conservation Loans program and for the Freshwater Institute.

While in private practice, Lily worked as both a transactional lawyer and a litigator. She represented clients in real estate, contractual, and corporate matters in state trial and appellate courts, as well as Federal District and Federal bankruptcy courts in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She successfully argued a case in the Virginia Supreme Court.

Lily’s non-litigation work included negotiating and drafting real estate transactional and loan documents, employment contracts, noncompetition agreements, real estate partnership and co-ownership agreements, and corporate documents, and conducting commercial real estate closings, as well as preventing and conducting foreclosures in three jurisdictions. She co-authored several articles on and taught seminars about real estate matters.  

Lily grew up in the Philadelphia area and has a B.A. from Swarthmore College in sociology and anthropology. She received her J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law.  

Contact: lengle@conservationfund.org  Phone: 703-908-5826   Office: National Headquarters (VA)