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Presenter: Anthony M. Gregory, PS

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Cincinnati, OH

Holiday Inn Eastgate (I-275E)
4501 Eastgate Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Phone: 513-752-4400

This seminar is closed or full.


This program is now being offered as an online webinar.

To register, please visit: https://www.halfmoonseminars.org/seminars/133333/understanding-land-surveys-legal-descriptions-and-boundaries-seminar/online

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

Ordering and Reviewing Land Surveys

   Boundary survey standards
   Research and investigation
   Mortgage inspection plats
   ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
   Reviewing title issues disclosed on sample survey plats

Writing and Interpreting Legal Descriptions

   What is a legal description?
   Who can write a legal description?
   Types of legal descriptions
   United States Public Land Survey System
   Metes and bounds system/descriptions
   “Of” descriptions
   Some key words in legal descriptions
   Some words we can do without in legal descriptions
   Determining what controls in a legal description
   Order of importance of conflicting title elements
   Corners and monuments
   Lot and block descriptions (subdivisions)
   United States Public Land System
   Metes and Bounds System/descriptions

Locating Land Boundaries

   History of land boundaries
   Evidence of boundary location
      • Words as evidence (written and verbal)
      • Monuments as evidence
      • Occupation as evidence (possession lines)
      • Plats as evidence
   Interpreting evidence
   Evidence and technology
   “Boundary” line vs. “property” line
   Sequential conveyances and simultaneous conveyances
      • Senior/junior rights
   State boundary surveying standards
   ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey standards
   Surveyor’s role in boundary disputes

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Title Insurance Professionals

Ohio Attorneys
     6.5 Ohio CLE Hours
     6.5 Indiana CLE Hours
     6.5 Kentucky CLE Hours

Ohio Title Insurance Producers
     6.5 Title CE Hours

Ohio Land Surveyors &
     6.5 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. The Ohio Supreme Court Commission on CLE has approved this course for 6.5 general CLE hours. It is also approved for 6.5 general CLE hours for Indiana and Kentucky attorneys.

The Ohio Department of Insurance has approved this course for 6.5 Title insurance continuing education hours.

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.

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.


Anthony M. Gregory, PS

Anthony M. Gregory, PS is a professor emeritus of Civil Engineering Technology at Purdue University Northwest, Hammond Campus, in Hammond, Indiana. Professor Gregory is registered as a land surveyor in Indiana and Illinois and consults as a professional surveyor at Abonmarche through their Hobart, Indiana office. He has presented numerous seminars on various land surveying topics to professional land surveyors, surveying technicians, attorneys, title company officials, and real estate professionals. Professor Gregory has an A.A.S. degree in Civil Engineering Technology, a B.S. degree in Construction Technology from Purdue University Calumet (now Purdue University Northwest), and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS), the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association (IPLSA), and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). Professor Gregory previously served on the ISPLS Board of Directors and is a past society president. He currently serves on the Board of Directors, and the Trig-Star Committee for NSPS, and is the NSPS Trig-Star Coordinator for Indiana. Professor Gregory and his wife currently serve as co-pastors at CenterPointe Church in Grove City, Ohio.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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