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Presenter: Matthew A. Noviello

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Albany, NY

Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport
800 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
Phone: 518-464-6666

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

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


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


Avoiding, Identifying and Resolving Ethical Issues in Land Transactions and Disputes

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


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
   Maintenance
   Environmental issues
   Condemnation law
   Current issues involving utility easements

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors

Attorneys
     8.0 New York CLE Hours (1.0 Ethics)
     8.0 New Jersey CLE Hours (1.0 Ethics)

Professional Engineers &
Professional Land Surveyors
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours (1.0 Ethics)


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 7.0 Areas of Professional Practice hours and 1.0 ethics CLE hour (8.0 total NY CLE hours) suitable for new and experienced attorneys.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a New Jersey CLE Service Provider (No. 164), and this course offers 8.0 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour, to New Jersey attorneys.

HalfMoon Education is approved as a continuing education provider by the New York State Education Department/State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying (Sponsor No: 35). This event provides up to 6.5 continuing education hours, including 1.0 ethics hour, to New York engineers and land surveyors.

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 doug@halfmoonseminars.org for details.

Speakers:

Matthew A. Noviello

Principal in Noviello & Noviello, Esqs., and Principal in Matthew A. Noviello, P.E., L.S., in Carmel, New York
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 degree from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark. Mr. Noviello has maintained professional engineering firm and general practice law firms 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 New York State Courts, US Supreme Court, Federal Court for the Southern District of New York and Federal Court for the State of New Jersey.

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.