Remedies to Resolve Property Line Problems


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

Although most boundary problems are not caused by landowners, they often result in disputes between neighbors. This presentation will contain a comprehensive review of the possible resolution of these issues from agreements to a number of legal actions including, but not limited to, quiet title, declaratory judgment and other actions for possession.

This course is co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association.

Key topics to be discussed:

●   Legal scenarios by which property boundary lines are established and perpetuated
●   Remedies to resolve neighbor disputes both inside and outside of court
●   Review of fence law policies and provisions

Date / Time: July 10, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: July 10, 2019

James S. Ettelson, Esq. is senior counsel with the law firm of Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, LLC where he practices in the areas of real estate, land use and zoning, and commercial financing. Jim brings a diverse background in management gained in both the public and private sector, concentrating his practice in the fields of transactional corporate, business and real estate law. His extensive legal experience ranges from business organization and counseling, equity and debt finance negotiation, lease/sale negotiation and agreement preparation to land use and zoning issues. His practice includes representing developers, builders, health care and educational institutions, assisted living facilities, real estate investors and corporations in both the profit and nonprofit sectors. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and Philadelphia Bar Association. He was recently included in the annual Edition of Top-Ranking Lawyers in Philadelphia published by the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER and is peer rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell. Since 2009, Jim has been an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia teaching courses in the Legal Environment of Business and is a frequent lecturer on topics related to zoning and land use law, real estate transactions, title issues and condominium/planned community law.

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Section I. Boundary Line Agreements

Section II. Estoppel

Section III. Doctrine of Practical Location

Section IV. Grant of an Easement

Section V. Variance

Section VI. Trespass Action to Try Title

Section VII. Declaratory Judgment

Section VIII. Quiet Title Action

Section IX. Action for Possession

Section X. Quitclaim Deed

Section XI. Land Patent

Section XII. Boundary and Spite Fence Law