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Presenter: Julie Clark and 5 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Denver, CO

Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207
Phone: 303-399-7500

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 4:30 pm

Boundary Law 
N. Osborn

   Understanding basic principles of boundary law
      • Determine the intent of the grantor
      • Follow the steps of the original surveyor
   Evaluating boundary evidence 
     •  Legal descriptions, natural monuments, artificial monuments, adjoining
        boundaries, surveys and maps, statements and testimony
   Methods for resolving boundary disputes

Understanding Riparian and Water Rights 
J. Clark, L. Perry

   History and development of riparian rights  
   Determining land boundaries near the water line
   Determining access rights to surface waters
   Determining rights to groundwater
   Overview of regulations restricting access to and use of
      surface water and groundwater

Understanding Adverse Possession
M. Pittinos

   The importance of adverse possession
   The law of adverse possession
   Proving the elements of an adverse possession claim 
   Defending against a claim for adverse possession 
   Resolving adverse possession claims

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law 
S. Nagy

   Understanding eminent domain powers
      • Source of eminent domain powers
      • History of the exercise of eminent domain powers
      • Types of eminent domain “takings”
   Participating in the condemnation process
   Appealing a condemnation decision
   Understanding regulatory “takings” and inverse condemnation

The Law of Easements 
E. Randall

   Understanding the legal concept of easements
      • Types of easements
   Creating easements
      • Drafting easements
   Terminating easements
   Understanding conservation easements

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors

This course offers Colorado civil engineers and
land surveyors a 6.5 hour continuing education opportunity.


Julie Clark

Oram & Houghton

Ms. Clark’s practice focuses on mineral title examination, curing title defects and probating estates to clear title to mineral interests. She has substantial experience drafting drilling, division order and acquisition title opinions covering State, Federal, BIA and fee lands, as well as complex issues including rivers/riparian rights, railroads, and subdivisions. She is licensed in Colorado, Texas, North Dakota and Pennsylvania. Her publications include “Death of a Record Title Owner: Solving Estate Related Title Problems in Colorado,” presented at the HalfMoon Education Inc. seminar, Oil, Gas and Mineral Land Titles, in June 2014. She is the outreach director for the Colorado Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network and serves on the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen’s Community Service Committee.

Steven Nagy

Alderman Bernstein

Mr. Nagy has over ten years of experience assisting clients with real estate transactions, leasing, litigation, and regulatory matters associated with land and natural resource development. At Alderman Bernstein, he focuses primarily on real estate transactions and litigation, including eminent domain, quiet title and other real estate-related disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Nagy spent several years advising clients on oil and gas and mineral issues. He has assisted landowners and mineral developers in transactions, due diligence, permitting, lease negotiations, and litigation. He has also worked on a variety of projects involving sensitive environmental concerns and habitat mitigation. Prior to entering private practice, he served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Colorado, where he represented agencies within the Department of Natural Resources. He also worked as a transactional attorney with the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO), where he closed over 60 lottery-funded property acquisitions including urban parkland, trails, agricultural conservation easements, and water rights.

Nathan Osborn

Montgomery Little & Soran, PC

Mr. Osborn is an Equity Shareholder with Montgomery Little & Soran in Greenwood Village, Colorado. His practice is focused on real estate litigation, real estate transactions, and commercial litigation. He also helps numerous real estate and medical businesses by acting as their full-service corporate attorney. In addition to his work for clients, Mr. Osborn can be hired as an expert witness in cases involving real estate issues. He is licensed to practice in Colorado and Nebraska. Mr. Osborn represents a broad mix of clients but primarily handles matters relating to real estate title and access disputes, title insurance, boundary disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, leases, foreclosures, title agent negligence, liens, easements, real estate purchases and sales, real estate development, condominium conversions, real covenants, spurious liens, partitions, and real estate broker license complaint cases. Mr. Osborn is also a trial attorney and has tried 40 cases in his career. Mr. Osborn received the highest “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale Hubbell in 2014 and has maintained this prestigious rating since then. Mr. Osborn was also recognized as a 2018 and 2019 Super Lawyers - Rising Star.

Lisa Perry

Oram & Houghton

Ms. Perry’s practice includes mineral title examination covering Federal, State and fee lands located in the Rocky Mountain region and in Texas. She has authored over a hundred mineral title opinions including drilling opinions, acquisition opinions and division order opinions. She also works with clients on developing strategies to consolidate multiple oil and gas interests into entities, including revocable trusts and limited liability companies. Ms. Perry represents consumers as stakeholders in various electric and gas matters before public utility regulatory commissions in Colorado, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. She is admitted to practice in Utah, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Nebraska. Her publications and presentations include “Death of a Record Title Owner: Solving Estate Related Title Problems in Colorado,” presented at the HalfMoon Education Inc.’s Oil, Gas and Mineral Land Titles seminar in June 2014, at the Denver Association of Lease and Title Analysts (DALTA) monthly meeting in June 2014, at the Denver Association of Division Order Analysts (DADOA) monthly meeting in May 2014 and at the Annual meeting for the National Association of Lease and Title Analysts held in Portland, Oregon in September 2015. Ms. Perry also presented “A Brief Overview of Oil and Gas Interests in Estates and Trusts” at the Women’s Estate Planning Council monthly meeting in October 2014 and at the Estate Planning Council of Southeast Denver monthly meeting in February 2015.

Merc Pittinos

Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.

Mr. Pittinos focuses his practice in the areas of real estate and commercial litigation. In his real estate litigation practice, Mr. Pittinos focuses on helping developers, landlords, and homeowners protect their property rights; he assists clients in resolving disputes over the purchase and development of real estate; and he frequently litigates disputes over boundaries, roads, easements, and leases. He has written and lectured about Colorado adverse possession law. Mr. Pittinos also helps to address real estate issues as a member of Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Englewood. In 2013 and 2014, he was selected as a rising star in real estate by Colorado Super Lawyers.

Evan Randall

Holland & Hart

Mr. Randall works closely with clients in the commercial real estate and infrastructure (especially pipeline development) industries. Much of his work involves complex projects that span multiple sites and states including easement acquisition and negotiations. He represents companies in connection with oil and gas pipeline development, and also represents landowners in condemnation and other matters concerning oil and water pipelines, light rail, roads, and other infrastructure projects. He is very active as a speaker and writer on these topics. He assists clients with real estate leases, mortgages, and property sales. Mr. Randall is an accredited Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design professional (LEED). LEED is a nationally-accepted designation for design, operation, and construction of high-performance green buildings. In addition to his law degree, he also holds a graduate degree in urban planning.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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