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Presenter: Wayne F. Collier and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Lexington, KY

Four Points By Sheraton Lexington
1938 Stanton Way
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859-259-1311

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:45 - 1:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:45 - 5:30 pm

Locating Land Boundaries on Paper (And on the Ground) 
B. Savage

   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 
B. Savage

   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

Overview: Accommodating the Rights of  
Mineral Owners and Surface Owners
W. Collier

   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

Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession 
B. Savage

   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

Resolving Boundary Disputes 
B. Savage

   Types of boundary disputes
      • Adverse possession, easements, boundaries
   Obtaining and reviewing boundary evidence
   Methods for establishing disputed boundaries
   Participating in dispute resolution techniques
      • Litigation, arbitration, mediation, agreements, title insurance
   Examining boundary dispute case studies: exploring techniques 
      for resolving sample disputes

Understanding Riparian and Water Rights 
B. Savage

   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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Landmen

     7.5 Kentucky CLE Hours
     7.5 Indiana CLE Hours
     7.5 Ohio CLE Hours

Professional Engineers &
Land Surveyors
     7.5 PDHs

     7.5 AAPL CE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It has been approved for 7.5 CLE hours for Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio attorneys.

This course offers 7.5 PDHs to Kentucky engineers and land surveyors. Courses for Kentucky engineers and land surveyors are not subject to preapproval.

The American Association of Professional Landmen has approved this program for 7.5 RL, RPL or CPL recertification credits and no CPL/ESA recertification or ethics credits.

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. 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.


Wayne F. Collier

Member of Kinkead & Stilz, PLLC in Lexington

Mr. Collier concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation and appellate practice that often concerns real estate. Those property disputes involve many issues and claims such as quieting title, trespass, injunctive relief, mineral rights, boundaries, adverse possession and encroachments, deed and contract construction, and related tort claims, both real and personal. Mr. Collier is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (B.A. degrees, with high distinction, in English, Economics and Music Theory and Composition) and of the University of Kentucky College of Law (J.D. degree).

Barry Savage, PLS

Survey Products Group Manager with Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, TN

Mr. Savage is currently manager of the Survey Products group at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Prior to his service at TVA, he was in private survey practice for 10 years specializing in dispute resolution and expert witness services. He has surveyed several disputed state boundaries to resolve jurisdictional conflicts. Mr. Savage is an adjunct professor at Cleveland State Community College where he teaches courses in boundary law, geodesy, GIS, and surveying fundamentals. He has researched and retraced the historical surveys of Henry David Thoreau and has published several articles on the subject. Mr. Savage teaches exam review and continuing education seminars at various state and local conferences across the country. He has served as director of production for Cook and Spencer Consultants in Chattanooga. Mr. Savage was senior designer at Psi Consulting Engineers where he worked on structural and environmental design. He was also a survey supervisor at Whitfield Engineering in Dalton, Georgia. Mr. Savage received his B.S. degree, with high honors, in Civil Engineering Technology from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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.