Benefit From the Combined Insights of a Land Surveyor and Seasoned Counsel
Land surveys are critical components of real estate transactions, land use and development, and boundary disputes. Surveys confirm the location and size of a property, in addition to the location of improvements, encroachments, easements, set-back lines and so much more. Yet many aspects of surveys are a mystery to attorneys. Do you know what surveys are trying to tell you about the property in question? Join our land surveyor and attorney faculty in this focused program. They will show you how surveys are conducted, how to review them and how to resolve common issues that arise. Get the comprehensive knowledge you need to spot, avoid and resolve problems - order today!
- Get an inside look at how land surveyors work, what tools they use and how they make decisions.
- Learn by example: walk through real-world surveys with the advice of an expert.
- Discover how to spot and analyze access issues, easements, encroachments and more.
- Cross-read your survey with legal descriptions and the title commitment to ensure everything lines up.
- Gain tips for resolving issues unearthed by the land survey, including encumbrances and conflicts between written and unwritten rights.
- Anticipate resolutions to survey and boundary problems by applying real-world case examples and court opinions.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
- Surveying: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
10:00 - 11:15, Michael J. Pallamary
- Surveying Terms and Definitions
- Types of Surveys and Their Uses
- ALTA/NSPS Standards vs. Other Standards
- Surveyor Qualifications and Certifications
- Data Sources, Surveying Instruments and Technologies
- How Land Surveying Works
- Surveyor Thought Processes in Evaluating Property Line Evidence
- Monuments and Markers vs. Deeds
- Limitations of Evidence, Survey Methods and Measurements
- How to Work Effectively with Your Surveyor
- How to Read a Survey Plat/Map (with Sample Walkthroughs)
11:30 - 12:00, Michael J. Pallamary
- Issue Spotting - Easements, Encroachments and More
12:00 - 1:00, William A. Slover
- Access Issues and Rights of Way
- Easements (Recorded and Not Recorded)
- Roads, Drives
- Covenants and Restrictions
- Old Plats
- Boundary Line Issues
- Fence Lines, Walls, Driveways, Buildings and Other Improvements
- Encroachments and Adverse Possession
- Zoning Issues, Setbacks, Buffers
- Water Boundaries and Natural Features
- Wetlands and Environmental Issues
- Cross-Reading Surveys, Legal Descriptions and Title Commitments
1:30 - 2:15, William A. Slover
- Reading Deeds and Legal Descriptions
- Ensuring the Survey Boundaries Line Up with All Legal Descriptions
- Reviewing the Title Commitment and Survey
- Working with Government Officials, Lenders and Title Companies
- Resolving Boundary Line Issues and Other Problems
2:15 - 3:15, Brian Fischer
- Using Surveys to Resolve Boundary Line Disputes
- Resolving Issues Unearthed by Surveys
- Title Defects and Encumbrances
- Conflicts Between Written and Unwritten Rights
- Contradicting Surveys and Surveyor Reports
- Surveying Errors and Inaccuracies
- Using Surveyors as Expert Witnesses
- Real-World Case Examples and Court Opinions
3:30 - 4:00, Brian Fischer
- Legal Ethics
4:00 - 5:00, William A. Slover
- Conflicts of Interest
- Communicating with Unrepresented Parties
- Competence and Diligence
This program is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.