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MALSCE Seminar: Legal Perspectives on Land Surveying Issues II

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Legal Perspectives on Land Surveying Issues II
What Every Surveyor Needs To Know
Friday, January 28, 2011
at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 265 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough, MA


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Register on-line information is closed, but you can get more information:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_LEGAL_012811

Register with your login and password to get the MALSCE Member rate.  If you need your login and password, contact:  Bailey Boykan at 617/227-5551 or  bboykan@engineers.org


This informative discussion explores breaking news and current topics for surveyors. The presentation will include a real estate mediation involving survey issues, led by former Appeals Court Judge and Real Estate Bar Association mediator Rudolph Kass, to address the unique aspects of real estate mediation. In addition, learn about the new lien law for design professionals that Governor Patrick signed into law on January 5, 2011, creating lien rights for land surveyors and engineers.  This program also features an engaging discussion of claims involving access to and use of water bodies, an analysis of leading cases from 2010 relevant to the use of surveys in litigation, and an in-depth discussion of surveyor liability in Massachusetts.


The panel will address many topics that will enable you to create more effective surveys, which may help you avoid litigation or prevail on disputed claims.


What You Will Learn:
• what attorneys are looking for in surveys when boundary disputes and easements are being litigated
• understand the amendments to MGL Chapter 254 effective July 1, 2011 creating lien rights for surveyors
• recognize the unique rules regarding tidal areas and other water bodies which date back to colonial times
• familiarize yourself with situations that create a risk for surveyor liability


Seminar Speakers:

Dana A. Cetlin, Cunningham, Machanic, Cetlin, Johnson, Harney & Tenney, LLP

Mr. Cetlin’s areas of practice include commercial real estate, commercial leasing, real estate financing and general real estate.  He represents buyers, sellers, commercial landlords and tenants, developers and lenders.


Denise A. Chicoine, Englander, Leggett & Chicoine PC 

Ms. Chicoine has significant experience litigating disputes involving rights in the intertidal zone and beach access claims, easements, construction disputes, conveyancing, Chapter 91 and zoning matters. 


Edward S. Englander, Englander, Leggett & Chicoine PC

Mr. Englander’s expertise includes the Colonial Ordinance of 1641-47 and beach rights, easements, boundary disputes, agricultural preservation restrictions, aquacultural grants, construction disputes, conveyancing, analyzing complex back titles, condominium conversions, and real estate leases.


Honorable Rudolph Kass (Retired), The Mediation Group

Judge Kass served as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 1979 to 2003. During his tenure, he was the author of 1,680 opinions of the court as well as approximately 200 single justice memoranda and orders. In 2003 Judge Kass joined The Mediation where he has been active as both a mediator and an arbitrator. Judge Kass is also an adjunct professor of law at Boston College Law School.


Robert S. Mangiaratti, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane

Mr. Mangiaratti serves as City Solicitor for the City of Attleboro and Town Counsel for the Town of Mendon and handles permitting and real estate litigation.


MALSCE thanks the speakers for presenting this seminar.

  • Registration deadline:   Monday, January 24
  • Send checks payable to MALSCE, The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108-3616.
  • Fax registrations to 617/227-6783 or register online at  www.malsce.org; no phone reservations.
  • Questions?  Call Bailey Boykan at 617/227-5551 or  bboykan@engineers.org
  • This program is worth 6.5 professional development contact hours (New York excluded).
  • A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made by January 24; no refunds will be given after this date.
  • Weather information:  In the event of inclement weather, call our weather line at 617/305-4118 on January 27 after 3:00 PM for a recorded message update.
  • No-shows will be billed.






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