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Boundary Issues and Easement Law

Audio CD + Course Book

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March, 2018

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From Event: Boundary Issues and Easement Law, held March 2018.

Program Description

How confident are you in your abilities to represent a client who comes to you seeking legal advice or actions regarding a boundary dispute? Are you able to work through common easement issues from creation to termination? Boundary predicaments are the bread and butter of real property practices but are also some of the most complicated cases requiring extensive due diligence. This informative program will review the fundamentals of easements from an expert attorney's view so you can remain up to date. Learn how to evaluate and resolve boundary related disputes using remedies and strategies that will provide your clients with the best outcome. Order today!

Course Content

  • Defining Easement Types
  • Creating and Enforcing Easements
  • Terminating or Releasing Easement Options
  • Evaluating Boundary Evidence
  • Resolving Boundary Disputes
  • Ethics in Boundary Law

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State Credit Approval Expiration
CLE 6.00 NH * 03/13/2021
CLE 6.00 VT * 03/13/2020

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  • Defining Easement Types
    9:00 - 10:00, Timothy L. Short
    • Grant or Reservation
    • Implication
    • Necessity or Quasi-Easements
    • Prescriptive Easements
    • Easement Created by a Mortgage
    • Easement by Estoppel
    • Which Easement is Best for Your Client?
  • Creating and Enforcing Easements
    10:15 - 11:15, Richard J. Fox
    • Defining the Parties Involved
    • Choosing an Easement in Gross or Appurtenant Easement
    • Drafting the Property Description
    • Ensuring all Parties Agree to the Purpose
    • Scope of the Easement and Overburdening Issues
  • Terminating or Releasing Easement Options
    11:15 - 12:15, Richard J. Fox
    • Express Release
    • Abandonment
    • Change in Use by Dominant Tenant
    • Merger
  • Evaluating Boundary Evidence
    1:15 - 2:15, Timothy L. Short
    • Improper Description Examples
    • Natural and Artificial Boundary Markers
    • Surveys
    • Maps
    • Personal Testimonials and Statements
    • Historical Records
  • Resolving Boundary Disputes
    2:15 - 3:15, Richard J. Fox
    • Rights of Possession
    • Boundary Agreements
    • Affidavits
    • Junior and Senior Rights
    • Quiet Title Action: Declaratory Judgment Actions and Permanent Injunctions
    • Using Land Surveys to Resolve Disputes
    • The Role of Title Companies
  • Ethics in Boundary Law
    3:30 - 4:30, Richard J. Fox
    • Acting in Good Faith
    • Following the Limitations Imposed by Statute and Common Law
    • Ethics in Quiet Title Actions
    • Calculating Fair Attorney Fees

RICHARD J. FOX is an attorney with the Law Office of Richard J. Fox PLLC, where his practice focuses on commercial and residential real estate, construction law, and property related litigation. As legal counsel, he represents buyers, sellers, and lenders in residential and commercial real estate transactions, including title searches and closings, as well as property dispute resolution through mediation and litigation. As a title insurance agent, Mr. Fox reviews title opinions and issues title insurance policies. He acts as counsel to multiple small businesses, with duties including contract drafting and negotiation, transactional work, corporate filings, and compliance issues. Mr. Fox has been a featured presenter at national and local continuing legal education (CLE) seminars on construction law, real estate law, landlord-tenant law, and title insurance for numerous providers of legal and professional education. He is admitted to practice in Vermont and Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Fox is a member of the Vermont, Massachusetts, and Chittenden County bar associations, and is an agent for Vermont Attorneys Title Corporation. He earned his B.A. degree from Rutgers College and his J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School.

TIMOTHY L. SHORT is the president of Short Surveying Inc. Mr. Short has lectured on historical pieces and has been the chair of round tables for the Vermont Society of Land Surveyors for the Vermont State Board. He is on the Vermont State Board for Land Surveyors and is a member of the Vermont Society for Land Surveyors. Mr. Short is board certified for land surveying by the Vermont State Licensing Board. He has been a licensed land surveyor in Vermont since 1991. He has surveyed land in Alaska and New York for 1 year each and has been surveying in Vermont since 1987. Mr. Short earned his B.S. degree in geology from Plattsburgh State University.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

NH CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NBI, Inc. believes this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.

VT CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Vermont Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of self-study credit, including 1.0 hour of self-study ethics credit. No more than 10.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. Attorneys may not earn professionalism credit with self-study.

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