Agenda

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST


Resolving Boundary Disputes

Presented by: B. Savage

  • 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 techniques for resolving sample disputes

Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession
Presented by: J. Liberman

  • Defining trespass
  • Reviewing the history of adverse possession in Georgia
  • Maintaining a claim for adverse possession
    • Statute of limitations
    • Elements of a claim
  • Defending against a claim for adverse possession
  • Examining recent trespass and adverse possession cases

Understanding Utility Easements and Rights of Way
Presented by: D. Evans Jr.

  • Current law on utility rights of way
    • Federal laws and regulations
    • State laws and regulations
  • Types of utilities affected
    • Electric, water, natural gas, telecommunications, satellite communications
  • Basis for and definition of the easement
  • Encroachments and interferences
  • Maintenance
  • Environmental issues
  • Condemnation law
  • Current issues involving utility easements

Understanding Land Use Law and Comprehensive Planning
Presented by: K. Zickert

  • Subdivision platting
  • Zoning
  • Restrictive covenants/deed restrictions
  • Traffic/parking regulations
  • Nuisance law
  • Participating in the land use planning process
  • Seeking rezoning
  • Seeking variances
  • Appeal of land use decisions

 

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Credits

Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

Land Surveyors:
6.5 PDHs

Attorneys:
6.5 CLE Hours

 

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors in Georgia. Continuing education activities are not subject to pre-approval in Georgia, but the Board has final authority regarding approval and calculation of credits.

This webinar has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (CCLC) for 6.5 CLE hours. This approval only applies to the live format of this course.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format is not eligible for CLE credits.

Speakers

Donald Evans Jr.

Evans Law Firm in Cartersville, GA

Mr. Evans is a native of Cartersville, Georgia, and he attended the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee and the law school at the University of Georgia. Following law school Mr. Evans spent two years as a clerk to Federal District Court Judge Harold L. Murphy in Rome, Georgia. Mr. Evans’ practice is focused on eminent domain, criminal defense, and general litigation. Mr. Evans is a leader in defending the property rights of families throughout the State whose land is sought by electric companies such as Georgia Power and the Georgia Transmission Corporation. He represents landowners throughout the State of Georgia, in over 50 counties, including: Bartow, Barrow, Cobb, Coweta, Catoosa, Forsyth, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Oconee, Paulding, and Washington counties.

Julie A. Liberman

Attorney at Julie A. Liberman, LLC, in Marietta, GA

Ms. Liberman has broad experience handling real estate-related disputes. She represents individuals, associations and businesses in matters such as real estate contractual disputes, fraud claims, construction-defect claims, boundary disputes, adverse possession, equitable partition, and contested trusts and estates. Based in the Atlanta area, Ms. Liberman is an experienced real estate dispute attorney handling cases throughout metropolitan Atlanta and the State of Georgia. She is a trained litigator with more than 20 years of experience who understands the value of resolving disputes before they escalate whenever possible.

Barry Savage, PLS

Survey Products Group Manager with Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, TN

Prior to his service at TVA, Mr. Savage was in private survey practice for 10 years specializing in dispute resolution and expert witness services. He has surveyed several disputed state boundaries to resolve jurisdictional conflicts. Mr. Savage is an adjunct professor at Cleveland State Community College where he teaches courses in boundary law, geodesy, GIS, and surveying fundamentals. He has researched and retraced the historical surveys of Henry David Thoreau and has published several articles on the subject. Mr. Savage teaches exam review and continuing education seminars at various state and local conferences across the country. 

Kasey Sturm

Counsel at Weissman in Atlanta, GA

Ms. Sturm works with the commercial real estate practice group bringing 16 years of experience advising individuals, community groups, homeowners associations, businesses, local governments and non-profit organizations on a variety of environmental and land use matters. She focuses her practice on environmental litigation at the regulatory, administrative, trial and appellate levels. Kasey represents clients on a wide range of land use and zoning matters, including before governmental bodies and appeal boards, as well as in state and appellate courts. She also advises clients on a variety of environmental matters related to land ownership, use and development; represents clients in actions to address damage to property stemming from various environmental conditions, including as a result of storm water flows and sedimentation; compliance and permitting under a wide range of environmental laws, as well as land use and zoning laws and regulations. Kasey also advises clients in non-profit leadership and management, including formation of community groups and non-profit organizations.