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SOLD OUT: Legal Perspectives On Land Surveying Issues II

Description The panel will address many topics that will enable you to create a more effective survey which may help parties avoid litigation or prevail in court.
Status Wait List
Number of Days 1
Start Time 8:00 AM
Begin Date 01/28/2011
End Date 01/28/2011
Early Reg: 01/25/2011

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Location name: Holiday Inn Marlborough
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City: Marlborough
State: MA
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This program is now  full.  To be added to a waiting list, send an email
indicating your interest to Faye Nelson at fnelson@engineers.org
  Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers
Legal Perspectives on Land Surveying Issues II
Dana A. Cetlin, Denise A. Chicoine, Edward S. Englander,  Hon. Rudolph Kass (Ret.)
and Robert S. Mangiaratti
Friday, January 28, 2011
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 265 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough, MA
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Registration; 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Seminar
Members*: $180; Non-members: $230
  * Members of CALS, MSLS, NHLSA, NYSAPLS, RISPLS and VSLS can attend for the MALSCE Member rate.
Download the brochure:  http://bit.ly/edOpED
This informative discussion will explore breaking news and current topics for surveyors.  The presentation will include a real estate mediation involving survey issues led by former Appellate Court Judge and Real Estate Bar Association mediator (ret. Judge) Rudolph Kass, to address the unique aspects of real estate mediation.
In addition,  the seminar will outline the new lien law for design professionals that was signed into law by Governor Patrick on January  5, 2011 creating lien rights for land surveyors and engineers.   Plus, this program 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 parties 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 M.G.L. Chapter 254 effective this July 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 P.C.  
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 P.C.
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 (Ret.), 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.
Registration Deadline: Monday,  January 24, 2011
Information/Registration: You can register for this seminar and pay by credit card online by clicking on the "Register" button 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, contact Bailey Boykan at 617/227-5551 or  bboykan@engineers.org. 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.
OR:  Download and complete a seminar registration form at:  http://bit.ly/edOpED and fax or mail it with payment to MALSCE, The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108-3616, Fax: 617/227-6783. Registration fee includes two snack breaks, lunch and all seminar handouts. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made by January 24. No refunds will be given after this date. No-shows will be billed.
Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather, find out the status of this seminar by calling 617/305-4118 after 3:00 PM on January 27 and listening to the recorded message.
Continuing Education: This seminar is worth 6.5 professional development hours. 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.
Tax Information: Expenses incurred for education undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills (including travel, meals and lodging) may be tax-deductible.
Location: The Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites is located at 265 Lakeside Avenue in Marlborough, Massachusetts.  From I-495 take exit 24A. The hotel is on the north side of Lakeside Drive just past the bottom of the off ramp from Route 495 north.  

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