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
Platting and Subdivision Process
Preparing plat filings
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
Overview of regulations restricting access to
and use of surface water and groundwater
Understanding Adverse Possession
The history of adverse possession
Case law on adverse possession
Maintaining a claim for adverse possession
• Statute of limitations
• Elements of a claim
Defending against a claim for adverse possession
Practical location of boundaries
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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
What is an easement?
Types of easements
Section line road easements
Terminating and abandoning easements
Who Should Attend
This seminar offers 6.5 PDHs to
civil engineers and land surveyors.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional land surveyors and engineers in most states, including Oklahoma. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Oklahoma.
Civil engineers and land surveyors seeking continuing education credit in other states 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 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.
Attorney, Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City
Ms. Maddy is an accomplished lawyer specializing in the commercial, healthcare, environmental and water law sectors. Although primarily a litigator, her practice is full service—assisting her clients and their needs that span the employment, commercial, real property, regulatory and administrative fields. Ms. Maddy is an accomplished water attorney, regularly assisting clients in asserting, obtaining and protecting their water and other property rights through negotiation, in court and at state agencies. Her clients include small and large municipalities, corporations, landowners and family farmers.
D. Faith Orlowski
Attorney, Moyers Martin, LLP, Tulsa
Ms. Orlowski focuses her practice on oil and gas, commercial real estate, estate planning and related business issues. She has extensive experience in all phases of land and title matters, oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures, general corporate matters and business planning. Ms. Orlowski is an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa law school in the Master of Jurisprudence program where she teaches “Energy and Indian Land Titles.” She is a frequent national and regional lecturer on oil and gas, real property, Indian land law and estate planning topics. Ms. Orlowski is very involved with state and local bar associations. She is currently an active member of the Oklahoma Title Examinations Standard Committee, founded the TCBA Animal Law Committee, and is a member of Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers.
E. Kathleen Pence
Attorney, Founder, Pence Law Firm, Tulsa
Ms. Pence was born and raised in Tulsa and chose to build her law practice in her home town. She has numerous and varied experiences in the legal field from working for multiple judges at the Tulsa County Courthouse prior to attending law school, to working in a medium-sized insurance defense firm, to striking out on her own in 2012 to form a small law firm. Ms. Pence then founded Pence Law Firm as a solo practitioner, which opened its doors on January 1, 2016. She is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association. Ms. Pence is currently serving as the chairperson of the Law School/Mentoring Committee of the Tulsa County Bar Association. She was chosen from applicants throughout the State of Oklahoma to participate in the Oklahoma Leadership Academy for the Oklahoma Bar Association as a rising leader in the legal profession.
R. Louis Reynolds
Shareholder, Eller & Detrich, Tulsa
Mr. Reynolds practice includes real estate development, zoning and land use planning, lending transactions and alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar energy. He has demonstrated his community leadership as trustee of the Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority, the Tulsa Utility Board, the Regional Metropolitan Utility Authority and the Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy, and as chairman of the Tulsa Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks. Mr. Reynolds is committed to the education of future Oklahoma lawyers and has taught as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Tulsa College of Law since 1992. He has served on the Executive Advisory Board to the University of Tulsa College of Business Administration and he is a member of the Tulsa Community College Foundation.
Andrew A. Shank
Shareholder, Eller & Detrich, Tulsa
Mr. Shank practices in the areas of real estate development, zoning and land use planning, signage and civil and construction litigation. He earned his bachelor of science degree in Business Administration and M.B.A. degree from the University of Tulsa. He earned his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2008.