ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
Leveraging the Feasibility Assessment Tool for Land Development Deals
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare real property counsel to use land title surveys as a due diligence tool in real estate transactions or development deals. The panel will review the most recent requirements of an American Land Title Association and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ALTA/ACSM) land survey, discuss when a survey needs to be conducted, and explain how to review the finished form.
ALTA/ACSM land survey overview
- Purpose of survey
- Components of survey
Requesting a survey
- When to conduct a survey
- Selecting a surveyor
- Standards of care
- Measurement standards
- Records research
- Field work
- Plat or map information
- Surveyor certification
- Surveyor deliverables
- Effective use of surveys
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What does a land survey accomplish, and when should it be conducted?
- What standards need to be met to complete an up-to-date ALTA/ACSM survey?
- What legal issues should clients be advised of when discussing ALTA/ACSM surveys?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Mitchell G. Williams
He is the editor of Land Surveys: A Guide for Lawyers and Other Professionals. He also represents investment... | Read More
He is the editor of Land Surveys: A Guide for Lawyers and Other Professionals. He also represents investment banks, insurance companies and pension funds in permanent and construction financings in New York and across the country, and served as counsel to the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York in the drafting and adoption of the New York creditors' rights endorsement by the ALTA.Close
Genesis Law Firm
He focuses his practice on real property disputes and has more than twenty-five years of experience in professional... | Read More
He focuses his practice on real property disputes and has more than twenty-five years of experience in professional land surveying. He is an active member of the Land Surveyor’s Association of Washington (LSAW). He has taught courses and made continuing education presentations related to boundary law, boundary adjustments, legal descriptions, and easements to both attorneys and land surveyors.Close