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
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, easementsby use, written easements
Identifying critical distinctions between easements in gross, easements appurtenant and prescriptive easements
Knowing when and how to terminate easements
Obstructing use of easements and determining remedies for obstruction
Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession
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
Understanding Riparian and Water Rights
History and development of riparian rights
Determining land boundaries near the water line
Determining access rights to surface waters
Determining rights to groundwater
Complying with regulations restricting access to and use of surface water and groundwater
Understanding Utility Easements and Rights of Way
Current law on utility rights of way
• Federal laws and regulations
• State laws and regulations
Types of utilities affected
• Electric, water, natural gas, telecommunications, satellite communications
Basis for and definition of the easement
Encroachments and interferences
Current issues involving utility easements
Who Should Attend
- Land Surveyor
8.0 New York CLE Hours
Land Surveyors & Engineers
6.5 CE Hours
6.5 HSW Contact Hours
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public. HalfMoon Education is certified by the New York State CLE Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs.* This traditional format course offers 8.0 Areas of Professional Practice CLE hours, which are appropriate for new and experienced attorneys.
HalfMoon Education is approved as a continuing education provider by the New York State Education Department/State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying (NYSED Sponsor No. 35). This event provides up to 6.5 continuing education hours to New York land surveyors and engineers to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant.
This seminar offers up to 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education provider via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects. This course is approved by the AIA for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Partial attendance cannot be reported to the AIA.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available at the seminar for those who attend the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
*HalfMoon Education will provide financial hardship assistance to New York attorneys who wish to attend this event. Contact Doug Chapman at email@example.com for details.
Matthew A. Noviello, Esq., P.E., L.S.
Principal in Noviello & Noviello, Esqs. and Principal in Matthew A. Noviello, P.E., L.S. in Carmel, NY
Mr. Noviello is an attorney-at-law, a professional engineer, and land surveyor who enjoys teaching. He has taught real property law, survey law and, more recently, alpine skiing. Mr. Noviello received his Masters of Engineering degree, his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, with honors, and his AAS degree in Engineering, all from Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his Juris Doctor degreefrom Rutgers University School of Law-Newark. Mr. Noviello has maintained a professional engineering firm and general practice law firm since 1984 and has practiced land surveying since 1991, ten years in industry and six years in government. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Noviello is a New York and Connecticut licensed land surveyor. He holds law licenses in the New York state courts, the US Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York and the Federal Court for the State of New Jersey.
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