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Boundaries and Easements

Presenter: Matthew Onest and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Middleburg Heights, OH

Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport
7230 Engle Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Phone: 440-243-4040

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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)
L. Veverka

   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

Understanding Riparian and Water Rights
L. Veverka

   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

Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements
J. Parker

   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
M. Onest

   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

Accommodating the Rights of Mineral Owners and Surface Owners
M. Onest

   Legal rights of mineral and surface owners
   Legal and practical exercise of access rights
   Where do one party’s rights end and the other’s begin?
   Rights of adjacent property owners
   Resolving disputes

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Landmen

     6.5 Ohio CLE Hours

Ohio Insurance Producers
     6.5 Title Insurance Credits

Ohio Land Surveyors &
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 AAPL CE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on CLE for 6.5 general CLE hours.

The Ohio Department of Insurance has approved this course Ohio for 6.5 credit title insurance producers.

HalfMoon Education has applied to the Ohio Department of Insurance for approval of this course for Ohio title insurance producers. The approval is pending.

This course offers 6.5 PDHs to Ohio professional land surveyors and professional engineers to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

The American Association of Professional Landmen has approved this event for 6.5 RL, RPL or CPL recertification credits and no CPL/ESA of ethics credits.

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.


Matthew Onest

Attorney with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Mr. Onest practices in the areas of commercial and residential landlord-tenant law, real estate law, labor and employment law, collections law, contract law, litigation, and oil, gas, and mineral law. Mr. Onest counsels landlords, both commercial and residential, on areas ranging from lease drafting to the eviction process, and he has handled numerous eviction cases, including seeking damages for unpaid rent and physical damage to rental properties. He handles a variety of commercial litigation matters, including complex business disputes. Mr. Onest counsels and advises producers and drillers involved in the oil and gas industry, including litigation before both state and federal courts in Ohio. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Stark County Bar Association, and the Akron Bar Association. Mr. Onest received his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Mount Union and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Akron School of Law, where he served as assistant editor of the Akron Law Review.

Jerome Parker

Attorney with Gressley, Kaplin & Parker, LLP
Mr. Parker has been licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and in the Federal courts since 1974. Originally, Mr. Parker was affiliated with the firm of Marshall Melhorn in Toledo from 1974 to 1980. In 1980 he started his own firm with Mr. Julian Kaplin under the name of Kaplin & Parker, which is now known as Gressley, Kaplin & Parker, LLP. Mr. Parker graduated from the University of Toledo Law School in 1973 and the University of Virginia Law School in 1974 with a Masters of Law Degree. Mr. Parker has conducted numerous seminars for the National Business Institute and other organizations in the field of real estate and has taught courses at the University of Toledo Business College. He is acknowledged to be one of the leading experts in land use and zoning law, as well as in business transactional law. Mr. Parker has been nominated for and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America publication for the last 35 years. The firm’s clients include The Kroger Co.; Gross Electric, Inc.; Toledo Engineering Co., Inc.; Catawba Cleveland Development Corp.; Catawba Island Club; Better Business Bureau Serving N.W. Ohio and S.E. Michigan, Inc.; Louisville Title Agency for N.W. Ohio, Inc.; Sprint Spectrum, L.P.; Directions Credit Union; J.A. Morrin Realty and Construction; Fifth Third Bank; Rudolph/ Libbe Properties Inc.; The Root Companies, LLC; Cedarwood Development Co.; Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Inc.; Lowe’s Companies, Inc.; Benchmark Development Corp.; and numerous other business and corporate clients.

Louise Veverka

Owner and President of L.V. Surveying Inc.
Ms. Veverka is a licensed professional surveyor in Ohio. She is no stranger to the surveying profession, having spent 17 years as a president of L.V. Surveying, Inc. where she was named Top Ten Female Business Owner in Northeast Ohio in 2000 by the National Association of Women Business Owners and Crain’s Cleveland Business. Prior to becoming a licensed surveyor Ms. Veverka was employed as a draftsperson and survey crew person at various engineering and surveying firms. Ms. Veverka has more than 38 years in the surveying profession, including serving in the U.S. Navy as a draftsperson. Ms. Veverka has been named Surveyor of the Year 2009 by the Cleveland Chapter of the Professional Surveyors of Ohio (PLSO) where she an active member of the board. After a successful career in surveying, Ms. Veverka is now a part time special lecturer at Akron University, teaching basic surveying to future surveyors and engineers. She also works on a part time basis at Residential Land Surveying working on boundary surveys. When Ms. Veverka is not busy in the surveying industry she enjoys spending time with her family, her husband of 43 years, two daughters and twin grandsons. She is also a member of Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners program and is an avid quilter. To contact Ms. Veverka please email veverka.ps7513@yahoo.com.

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.