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MALSCE May 20 Seminar: Massachusetts Streets and Ways For Surveyors

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MALSCE Professional Development Seminar

Massachusetts Streets and Ways for Surveyors
Friday, May 20, 2011

8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Seminar

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Marlborough, 265 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough, MA 


 Members*: $180; Non-members: $230


Download Registration Form


Online registration:   http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_STREETSANDWAYS_52


This seminar will offer a review of Massachusetts law and practice relating to public and private streets and ways including:  creation, relocation and discontinuance, along with the so-called derelict fee statute and subdivisions.


Who Should Attend?
This seminar is designed for the practicing land surveyor, surveyor-in-training, land use planner, real estate attorney and anyone who is interested in keeping abreast of the case law regarding Massachusetts Highway Law. This subject is full of ambiguities that the speaker will help clarify. Attendees will bring valuable information back to their daily practices.


Suggest a Discussion Topic
If you would like to suggest a topic or have a question that you want Mr. Smithers to address during this seminar, complete our pre-seminar survey at  
http://svy.mk/MAStreetsandWays by May 13, 2011.


Seminar Speaker:

F. Sydney Smithers, IV, Esq., is a member of the Pittsfield law firm of Cain Hibbard & Myers, PC, where he practices in the areas of real estate development, land use, environmental, zoning, subdivision control, municipal and conveyancing law.  Mr. Smithers is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance and Commerce and Boston University of School of Law and was appointed a Land Court Examiner in 1972.  A former chairman of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Real Estate Curriculum Advisory Committee, he is also former President of the Massachusetts Conveyancers Association, now the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts (REBA).  He serves as a member of the REBA Alternative Dispute Resolution panel.  Mr. Smithers is President of the Abstract Club and a member of the Berkshire Bar Association, the New England Land Title Association, the Massachusetts City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association and is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.  Mr. Smithers is also an honorary member of MALSCE.  Mr. Smithers is a contributing author to Crocker’s Notes on Common Forms (9th ed., MCLE 2006) and numerous other MCLE publications.

Registration Deadline:  Monday, May 16, 2011 
Registration Information: 

* Members of CALS, MSLS, NHLSA, NYSAPLS, RISPLS and VSLS can attend for the MALSCE Member rate, provided they fax or mail their registrations to MALSCE. Registration fee includes lunch and all seminar handouts. Registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. MALSCE will give a 50% refund for cancellations made by Monday, May 16, 2011. No refunds will be given after this date. No-shows will be billed.
You can register for this seminar and pay by credit card online by registering on the link above. To register online for this seminar at the MALSCE member rate, login using your MALSCE assigned username and password.  If you do not know your MALSCE member login information call 617/227-5551. To process your online payment, the billing name and address must match the name and address of the credit card you are using.  If you need help registering online, contact Faye Nelson at 617/305-4104 or  fnelson@engineers.org
You can also register by downloading and completing a seminar registration form above and fax or mail it with payment to MALSCE, The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108-3616, Fax: 617/227-6783.
Questions?  Contact Diana Pappas at 617/305-4113 or  Dpappas@engineers.org 
Continuing Education:  This seminar is worth 6.5 professional development hours (subject to state-specific exclusions; seek clarification from appropriate state authorities). All seminar participants will receive a certificate documenting attendance at the end of the seminar. Please complete the registration form with your legal name; address and other contact information so that you will be properly identified on the certificate.  



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