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Boundaries and Easements

Presenter: Barry Savage

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Portland, ME

Doubletree by Hilton
363 Maine Mall Road
Portland, ME 04106
Phone: 207-775-6161

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

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 - 4:30 pm


Locating Land Boundaries on Paper (And on the Ground)

   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


Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements

   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


Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession

   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

   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
   Dealing with fences in dispute situations


Boundary Case Studies

   State line disputes and how they evolve
   Research techniques and historical data
   Gathering evidence from the field
   Explaining boundary decisions to clients

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyor

Attorneys
     6.5 Maine CLE Hours
     6.5 New Hampshire CLE Hours

Maine Land Surveyors
     6.5 CE Hours

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Architects
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 approved CLE hours for Maine attorneys. This course also offers 6.5 CLE hours to New Hampshire attorneys. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in New Hampshire.

This seminar also offers 6.5 continuing education hours to Maine professional land surveyors and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Maine.

Maine land surveyors and engineers with continuing education requirements in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state continuing education rules to determine eligibility.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (AIA Sponsor No. J885). Architects seeking continuing education credit in states with a mandated requirement will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. 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.

Speakers:

Barry Savage

Survey Products Group Manager with Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, TN
Mr. Savage is currently manager of the Survey Products group at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Prior to his service at TVA he was in private survey practice for 10 years specializing in dispute resolution and expert witness services. He has surveyed several disputed state boundaries to resolve jurisdictional conflicts. Mr. Savage is an adjunct professor at Cleveland State Community College where he teaches courses in boundary law, geodesy, GIS, and surveying fundamentals. He has researched and retraced the historical surveys of Henry David Thoreau and has published several articles on the subject. Mr. Savage teaches exam review and continuing education seminars at various state and local conferences across the country. He has served as director of production for Cook and Spencer Consultants in Chattanooga. Mr. Savage was senior designer at Psi Consulting Engineers where he worked on structural and environmental design. And, he was a survey supervisor at Whitfield Engineering in Dalton, Georgia. Mr. Savage received his B.S. degree, with high honors, in civil engineering technology from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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.