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Presenter: Dean Couch and 3 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 15224

Product Number: 18 OKBNDESM 6 19 CDMN

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This audio recording is approximately 7 hours in length and is available for $289 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):      12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 - 4:40 pm

Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements
J. Proszek

   What is and is not an easement
   Reviewing state law on easements
   Creating easements: easements by necessity, easements by use, written easements
   Identifying critical distinctions between easements in gross,
      easements appurtenant and prescriptive easements
   Maintaining easements
   Knowing when and how to terminate easements
   Obstructing use of easements and determining remedies for obstruction
   Acquisition of easements by eminent domain

Acquisition of Easements Across Indian Lands
J. Proszek

   Fee land owned by individual Indians
   Tribal lands           Allotted lands
   Condemnation under 25 U.S.C.§357

Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession
J. Proszek

   Defining trespass
   Reviewing the history of adverse possession
   Maintaining a claim for adverse possession
      • Statute of limitations       • Elements of a claim
   Defending against a claim for adverse possession
   Examining recent adverse possession cases

Locating Land Boundaries on Paper (And on the Ground)
S. Lemke

   Interpreting land descriptions
      • Metes and bounds            • Lot and block
      • Dos and don’ts for writing descriptions
   Applying principles of boundary location
      • Collecting and evaluating all types of boundary evidence:
         documents, physical evidence, people, surveys
      • Locating the described land on a map
      • Locating the described land on the ground
      • Understanding and using geographic information systems (GIS)
   Solving land description and boundary location problems

Resolving Boundary Disputes
J. Greenhaw

   Types of boundary disputes
      • Adverse possession, easements, boundaries
   Obtaining and reviewing boundary evidence
   Methods for establishing disputed boundaries
   Participating in dispute resolution techniques
      • Litigation, arbitration, mediation, agreements, title insurance
   Examining boundary dispute case studies: exploring techniques for resolving sample disputes

Oklahoma’s Dual and Separate System of Water Rights:
Surface and Ground, Appropriation and Riparian
D. Couch

   History and development of the riparian and appropriation systems
   Attempt to reconcile the systems and Franco result
   Current implementation of the systems and access issues
   History and development of groundwater rights
   Groundwater access issues


Dean Couch

Attorney with GableGotwals in Oklahoma City
Mr. Couch received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1976 and his J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1982. He was staff attorney for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board from 1982 to 1985 and served as its general counsel from 1985 to January 2013, before retirement from the agency. During his time at the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Mr. Couch served as the Oklahoma member of the legal committees of four interstate stream compacts. He also served as an alternate member for Oklahoma on the Western States Water Council and will continue to serve as the Oklahoma Reporter for the Water Law Newsletter of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Joshua C. Greenhaw

Partner with Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson in Oklahoma City
Mr. Greenhaw’s practice is focused on oil & gas and real estate litigation/arbitration, oil & gas and real estate title examination, commercial law/litigation, and real property development. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1997 with a degree in Architecture and, from the University of Oklahoma School of Law with a JD degree in 2001.

Steven K. Lemke, PLS, P.E., PLS, P.E.

Principal, Lemke Land Surveying, LLC
Mr. Lemke has over 35 years of experience in land surveying and civil engineering. For 24 years he has overseen Lemke Land Surveying out of Norman, Oklahoma. In addition to being a professional land surveyor, Mr. Lemke is a professional engineer which gives him unique perspectives when understanding clients’ challenges and addressing project needs. He has had full project management and design responsibilities for municipal, commercial, industrial and residential site development projects and has been a service provider and consultant for a wide range of project types and market sectors.

James J. Proszek

Shareholder with Hall Estill in Tulsa
Mr. Proszek practices primarily in the corporate/commercial litigation and telecommunications law areas. He also has extensive experience in the following: landlord/tenant law; condemnation/eminent domain; right-of-way acquisition and disputes; mortgage foreclosure; representation of tribal housing authorities; litigation involving Indian law issues; and appellate advocacy. Mr. Proszek is an AV-rated attorney through Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as a Best Lawyer in America in communications law. In addition, he is a recipient of the 2010 Oklahoma Bar Association Pro Bono Award. Mr. Proszek is a frequent speaker on telecommunications law and right-of-way issues.