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Get Off My Lawn: Handling Property Disputes 2016

Product ID: CM2450
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

From state lines to waterfront access for a weekend cottage, property disputes can crop up almost anywhere and range from the ordinary to the extraordinary. As populations increase and environments evolve, make sure you can assert and protect your clients’ land and water rights by attending Get Off My Lawn: Handling Property Disputes.

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From state lines to waterfront access for a weekend cottage, property disputes can crop up almost anywhere and range from the ordinary to the extraordinary. As populations increase and environments evolve, make sure you can assert and protect your clients’ land and water rights by attending Get Off My Lawn: Handling Property Disputes.

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Program Chair

John M. Van Lieshout
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Milwaukee

Faculty

James Drought
GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.
Waukesha

Martin Griffin
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Madison

Jan M. Haapala
First American Title Insurance Co.
Milwaukee

Adam F. Jardine
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Milwaukee

Michael S. Marty, P.L.S
Vierbicher.
Madison

Mary Beth Peranteau
Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson S.C.
Madison

Lisa A. Petersen
Chicago Title
Waukesha

Lucas N. Roe
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Madison

Jessica J. Shreshta
Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson S.C.
Madison

8:30 a.m. : Locating Land Boundaries

  • 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 or on the ground
  • Using Geographic Information Systems
  • Solving land description and boundary location issues

Michael S. Marty, John M. Van Lieshout

9:30 a.m. : Private Easements

  • Easements by necessity, easements by use, and written easements
  • Easements in gross, easements appurtenant, and prescriptive easements
  • Maintaining easements
  • When and how to terminate easements
  • Obstructing use of easements and remedies for obstructions

Jan M. Haapala, Adam F. Jardine, Lucas N. Roe

10:30 a.m. : Break

10:45 a.m. : Trespass and Adverse Possession

  • Trespass defined and distinguished
  • History of adverse possession
  • Updates to adverse possession law in Wisconsin
  • Elements of a claim
  • Defending against a claim

Lisa A. Petersen, Jessica J. Shrestha

11:45 a.m. : Lunch (on your own)

12:45 p.m. : Riparian Rights and Access to Navigable Waterways

  • History and development of riparian rights
  • Lake access easements and short-term license agreements
  • Pier placement and riparian zone intrusion

Martin Griffin, Mary Beth Peranteau

1:45 p.m. : Break

2:00 p.m. : Groundwater Rights

  • Ownership of groundwater
  • Regulation of groundwater
  • Well drilling rights
  • Application and permitting process for well drilling

James Drought, John M. Van Lieshourt

3:00 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

 
  • Get guidance on locating boundaries and resolving boundary issues
  • Discover how to create, maintain, and terminate easements
  • Explore the latest updates to Wisconsin adverse possession law
  • Understand regulations governing riparian rights, surface water access, and groundwater use
  • Environmental law attorneys
  • Agricultural law practitioners
  • Commercial/residential real estate lawyers
  • Real property lawyers
  • Construction law attorneys
  • Public utilities law practitioners
  • Municipal/local government lawyers
  • Indian law practitioners
  • Public interest lawyers
  • General practitioners
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