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11/30/2017
When: Thursday, November 30, 2017
7:30am - 4:15pm
Where: DoubleTree Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55416
United States
Contact: Room reservation cutoff date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017; $125 single/double
1-800-245-9190


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Program

Agenda

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM   – Registration
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM   – Selected Principles of Evidence Law for Land Surveyors, Judge Shumaker
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM   – Break
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM   – Selected Principles of Evidence Law for Land Surveyors, Judge Shumaker
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Lunch
12:30 PM - 01:35 PMSurveying Issues Related to Riparian Rights and Water, Kale Van Bruggen
01:35 PM - 01:45 PM – Break
01:45 PM - 02:50 PMHow Surveys Affect Real Estate Valuation, and Right of Way Easements/Condemnations, Howard Roston and Daniel Deveny
02:50 PM - 03:00 PM – Break
02:30 PM - 04:15 PMRailroad Rights of Way in the Chain of Title, Rick Little

 

Session Title: Selected Principles of Evidence Law for Land Surveyors

When surveyors testify in court they do so as expert witnesses. We will examine several of the most important rules of evidence relating to experts. Our goal is to help the surveyor better understand the process of admitting and excluding facts, opinions and information during trials so as to more adequately and comfortably perform the role of expert.

Speaker

Gordon Shumaker

Gordon Shumaker served as a district court (trial) judge for 16 years and a court of appeals judge for 13 years.  He retired in 2011.  Has also been an adjunct professor of Evidence and Trial Advocacy at the University of Minnesota Law School, William Mitchell College of Law, Hamline Law School, and Mitchell-Hamline Law School for 40+ years.  Shumaker is the author of Rulings on Evidence: An Evidentiary Manual for Minnesota Trial Judges and Judicial Officers.


Session Title: Surveying Issues Related to Riparian Rights and Water

This session will focus on understanding riparian rights, water access rights, and determining land boundaries near the water line. Topics will include an overview of riparian rights of land abutting navigable or non-navigable waters, and land benefited by easements across other riparian lands; title to navigable, non-navigable, meandered, and non-meandered water beds and division of bed ownership; locating the water mark in fresh waterbodies and shorelines; changes in water body boundaries; land descriptions utilizing water marks; public waters classification and regulation of waters.

Speaker

Kale Van Bruggen

Kale Van Bruggen is an attorney at Rinke Noonan and a member of the law firm’s agricultural and environmental law practice. Kale’s practice focuses primarily on the representation of farmers, landowners, and public drainage authorities (water resource districts, counties, watershed districts) on litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters related to water management and water rights. Kale counsels his farmer and public drainage clients on wetland regulatory matters including NRCS certified wetland determinations; permitting and compliance under the Clean Water Act; wetland banking and mitigation; compliance with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service waterfowl production area easements; determinations under Minnesota’s Wetland Conservation Act and permits and compliance with Minnesota’s public waters, public waters wetlands, and buffer laws. Kale also represents public drainage authorities in North Dakota (water resource districts) and Minnesota (counties and watershed districts) on matters pertaining to creation and management of public drainage systems and water quality restoration projects. In the courtroom, Kale has represented farmers and landowners on many cases pertaining to drainage law and public drainage authorities on appeal of public drainage orders.


Session Title: How Surveys Affect Real Estate Valuation, and Right of Way Easements/Condemnations

This session will focus on understanding riparian rights, water access rights, and determining land boundaries near the water line. Topics will include an overview of riparian rights of land abutting navigable or non-navigable waters, and land benefited by easements across other riparian lands; title to navigable, non-navigable, meandered, and non-meandered water beds and division of bed ownership; locating the water mark in fresh waterbodies and shorelines; changes in water body boundaries; land descriptions utilizing water marks; public waters classification and regulation of waters.

Speaker

Howard Roston and Daniel Deveny, Fredrikson & Byron

Have you ever wondered how the surveys and easements you prepare impact real estate deals and transactions? This session will help clarify how our surveys are used in real estate valuation, transactions, and condemnations. It will include examples and a case study from attorney’s who review and rely on surveys regularly.


Session Title: Railroad Rights of Way in the Chain of Title 

Speaker

Rick Little

Rick graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1972. He worked as a Deputy Examiner of Titles in Hennepin County for 30 years and served as a Court Referee hearing real estate cases for the District Court for 20 years. He retired from Hennepin County in August 2003. Rick is currently a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Real Property Council, the Real Property Section Legislative Committee, the Minnesota State Task Force on Uniform Conveyancing Blanks, and the Planning Committee for the Real Estate Institute and is a frequent lecturer on real estate issues for continuing legal education courses. He has served as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law and has served as a member of the State Task Force on Electronic Real Estate Recording. He is past chairperson of the Hennepin County Bar Association Real Property Section.

 

Fee

 

By Nov. 16

After Nov. 16

MSPS Individual member

$140

$160

MSPS Firm member

$127

$147

Non-member

$205

$225

 

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):

8


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