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Boundaries and Easements

Presenter: Mark B. Hazelbaker and 3 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Madison, WI

DoubleTree by Hilton Madison
525 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-251-5511

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 4:40 pm

Boundary Location
J. Mahun

      • Types of descriptions
      • Characteristics
      • Boundary dependence
      • Interpretation issues
      • Writing vs interpreting a description
   Principles of boundary location
      • Types and sources of boundary evidence
      • Weighing conflicting evidence
      • Identifying location issues
      • Resolution of location problems

Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements
E. Kelley

   What is and is not an easement
   Reviewing state law on easements
   Creating easements: easements by necessity,
      easements by use, written easements
   Critical distinctions between easements in gross,
      easements appurtenant and prescriptive easements
   Obstructing use of easements and determining remedies
      for obstruction

Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession
M. Olson

   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

Resolving Boundary Disputes
M. Hazelbaker

   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

Avoiding, Identifying and Resolving Ethical
Issues in Land Transactions and Disputes
M. Hazelbaker

   Conflicts of interest: identifying your client
   What duties do you owe, and to whom do you owe them?
   Do you need to maintain confidentiality, and for whom?
   Complying with your professional responsibility for
      honesty and truthfulness
   Practicing only in areas of competence
   Ethical solicitation of business
   Taking referrals from other professionals

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors

     8.0 Wisconsin CLE Hours,
     including 1.0 EPR Hour

Land Surveyors & Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 8.0 CLE hours for attorneys, including 1.0 ethics and professional responsibility hour.

This seminar offers up to 6.5 PDHs to Wisconsin land surveyors and 6.5 PDHs to Wisconsin engineers to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Wisconsin land surveyors and engineers with continuing education requirements in other states will be able to apply the hours from this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility, or contact HalfMoon Education for assistance.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Mark B. Hazelbaker

Attorney at Kasieta Legal Group
Mr. Hazelbaker brings more than 30 years of diverse experience to Kasieta Legal Group. His career includes service as in-house counsel to the Wisconsin Counties Association, work as a county attorney, personnel director, and administrator. His 22 years of private practice experience include extensive litigation and business experience. He focuses on municipal and land use law, employment, and small business. Mr. Hazelbaker draws on a wide range of experience to be of assistance to clients in family law, criminal defense, government relations, and real estate. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from UW-Madison. Mr. Hazelbaker has represented individuals, communities, and businesses in every part of Wisconsin. He frequently teaches other lawyers in continuing legal education courses.

Eileen M. Kelley

Attorney with Stafford Rosenbaum LLP in Madison
Ms. Kelley works for individuals and businesses, and her practice includes representation of commercial real estate clients and secured lenders and creditors in loan enforcement matters. She represents clients in closely held business in general matters and transactions including the acquisition, formation and sale of businesses. Ms. Kelley graduated with her B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude, and her J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, cum laude.

Jerry Mahun

Mr. Mahun has been involved in surveying education for more than 30 years. Although currently “retired,” he teaches surveying part-time at UW-Platteville. He retired after 19 years at Madison Area Technical College where he taught technical and legal surveying classes in the Civil Engineering Technology program. Before MATC he taught surveying at Penn State-Wilkes-Barre, Purdue University, and UW-Platteville. Mr. Mahun has presented numerous seminars to diverse groups in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. He has worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Geodetic Survey, and even for the US Army, and he has done consulting as well. Mr. Mahun is a licensed Wisconsin professional surveyor and holds memberships in the National Society of Professional Surveyors, the Wisconsin Land Information Association, and the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors. He has been a WSLS director at large and WSLS Foundation Board member and he has served on a number of WSLS committees and the State Cartographer’s Advisory Committee.

Mitchell R. Olson

Partner with the law firm of Axley Brynelson, LLP
Mr. Olson works primarily out of the firm’s Madison office, but he also serves clients out of the firm’s Waukesha office. He is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group, where he concentrates his practice in civil litigation, real estate, land use and zoning, municipal, and condemnation matters. Mr. Olson holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UW-Madison and his law degree from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.