Registration:                        8:00 – 8:30 am
Morning Session:                8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch (On your own):         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Afternoon Session:             1:30 – 4:30 pm

Boundary Law                                                                                N. Perry 

   Understanding basic principles of boundary law
      • Determine the intent of the grantor
      • Follow the steps of the original surveyor 
   Evaluating boundary evidence
      • Legal descriptions, natural monuments, artificial monuments, 
        adjoining boundaries, surveys and maps, statements and testimony
   Methods for resolving boundary disputes 

Understanding Adverse Possession                                            J. Wilkie  

   The history of adverse possession
   Statutory law
   Case law on adverse possession
   Maintaining a claim for adverse possession  
      • Statute of limitations
      • Elements of a claim
   Defending against a claim for adverse possession
   Practical location of boundaries 

Land Use Law                                                                                N. Ghosh  

   Understanding land use law
      • Comprehensive planning
      • Subdivision platting
      • Zoning
      • Restrictive covenants/deed restrictions
      • Nuisance 
   Handling land use approvals
      • Plats
      • Re-zoning, including PUD, PD, SUP, CUP
      • Variances
      • Special exceptions
      • Interpretations/appeal of staff decisions  
   Administrative appeals

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law                                  A. Duvoisin, K. Sack  

   Understanding eminent domain powers
      • Source of eminent domain powers
      • History of the exercise of eminent domain powers
      • Types of eminent domain “takings” 
   Participating in the condemnation process
   Appealing a condemnation decision
   Understanding regulatory “takings” and inverse condemnation  

The Law of Easements                                                                 J. Oxford  

   Understanding the legal concept of easements
      • Types of easements 
   Creating easements
      • Drafting easements 
   Terminating easements
   Understanding conservation easements 


This seminar offers 6.5 PDHs
to North Carolina professional
engineers and land surveyors.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs continuing education hours to North Carolina professional engineers and land surveyors. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider in North Carolina (Sponsor ID: S-0130).

Professional engineers and land surveyors seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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.


Anne Duvoisin

Henson Fuerst

Attorney at Henson Fuerst
Ms. Duvoisin joined Henson Fuerst in 2003, having litigated complex cases in courts across the state of North Carolina. With nearly 40 years of experience, she focuses on land condemnation, land contamination, and related claims. A frequent lecturer, Ms. Duvoisin teaches continuing education courses for other lawyers and educates public groups in-state, nationally, and internationally. She enjoys helping clients throughout North Carolina, including Western North Carolina. Ms. Duvoisin has served in leadership roles as both the District Bar President for the 24th Judicial District of North Carolina (a five- county district in western North Carolina) and as the Watauga County Bar Association President.

Nil Ghosh

Morningstar Law Group

Attorney at Morningstar Law Group
Mr. Ghosh is a real estate lawyer in Raleigh who focuses his practice on land use and zoning and commercial real estate. Before practicing law, he worked in land development with a locally-based company. His background in the business better enables Mr. Ghosh to understand his clients’ needs and assist them in obtaining and protecting entitlements from local governments and state agencies. He also supports the firm’s transactional real estate law practice and has experience with reviewing and drafting lease and purchase agreements as well as other real estate-related documents. Mr. Ghosh is proud to call Durham his home and hopes to help shape the bright future of his hometown.

Jennifer Oxford

Morningstar Law Group

Attorney at Morningstar Law Group
Ms. Oxford focuses her practice in commercial real estate law. She assists her clients with all aspects of real estate development, including acquisitions, sales, financings, development, and leasing. Ms. Oxford has a passion for real estate which, combined with an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Regional Planning, uniquely situates her to understand clients’ needs and provide relevant advice.

Nolan Perry

Partner/Owner at Morgan & Perry Law
Mr. Perry is one of the founding partners of Morgan & Perry Law, P.L.L.C. As a partner at the firm, he leads the practice’s Real Estate Division. Mr. Perry’s primary focus is on residential and commercial transactions. He approaches each case using Morgan & Perry Law’s philosophy of client-based, holistic service to create an enduring relationship with clients. Mr. Perry graduated from Campbell University’s Trust and Wealth Management program with a bachelor’s degree of Business Administration and a minor in Financial Planning, and he also graduated from Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. During his time in law school, he served as an officer in the Campbell Law Honor Court, Old Kivett Advocacy Council, and the Federalist Society. He also volunteered with Legal Aid of North Carolina and Disability Rights NC. While in law school, Mr. Perry worked for United States Magistrate Judge James E. Gates, interned at the Federal Public Defender’s Office, and represented criminal defendants as a clerk at the Powell Law Firm.

Kenneth Sack

Henson Fuerst

Attorney at Henson Fuerst
Mr. Sack joined the Henson Fuerst land condemnation division after eight years in the office of the North Carolina Attorney General. There, he represented the Department of Transportation’s Construction and Condemnation sections litigating all types of condemnation claims on behalf of the State—including commercial properties, convenience stores, shopping centers, residential and agricultural properties, and billboard display advertisements. Mr. Sack brings to Henson Fuerst over 20 years of experience representing clients and litigating cases at the trial and appellate court levels. He also has extensive experience in pre-trial litigation and mediations.

Jessica Wilkie

Partner at Hansen, Howell & Wilkie
Ms. Wilkie is a partner with Hansen, Howell & Wilkie, PLLC, in Raleigh. Upon graduating from law school at UNC-Chapel Hill, she began her practice as a real estate attorney, focusing on residential closings and civil litigation.  Gradually the firm transitioned away from a transactional practice toward more litigation, including quiet title, adverse possession, eminent domain, and condemnation matters.  Ms. Wilkie also serves as North Carolina outside underwriting counsel for Alliant National Title Insurance Company.