Boundaries and Easements Seminar
April 05, 2019, 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
Jordan Ramis attorneys Jamie Howsley, Peter Mohr, and Armand Resto-Spotts will be presenting at the Boundaries and Easements Seminar in Portland hosted by Halfmoon Seminars.

Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 5:30 pm


Boundary Survey Basics 
C. Sherby

How are land boundaries created?
Interpreting legal descriptions
• Aliquot parts (PLSS), simultaneous, metes-and-bounds, sequential
Conflict and ambiguities: Rules of construing descriptions (ORS and other guidelines)
Unwritten rights, intention, interpretation
“Why doesn’t your survey match the description”
• Examples and explanations

Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements 
A. Resto-Spotts

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

Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession 
J. Zahniser

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

Understanding Riparian and Water Rights 
P. Mohr

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

Resolving Boundary Disputes 
J. Howsley

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 techniquesfor resolving sample disputes