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Clearing Title for Defects Involving Easements, Encroachments, and Survey/Boundary Disputes

Identifying and Resolving Common Title Defects to Ensure Closing the Deal

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Thursday, December 7, 2023

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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with a review and discussion on how to identify and resolve title defects and boundary issues arising from property surveys, easements, and encroachments. The program will analyze the various issues that give rise to these common matters and best practices for addressing them to close the deal.


The goal of every real estate deal attorney is to ensure a timely and smooth closing of the transaction. Title defects and survey matters are just two of the many hurdles that transactional attorneys must clear.

While many risks can create an encumbrance or cloud on title, real estate practitioners regularly deal with title defects involving easements and undiscovered encroachments. Similarly, boundary/survey disputes often arise due to conflicting survey reports or historic occupation that may differ from what is shown on a survey.

Armed with the knowledge to cure common title defects, practitioners can ensure that they close real estate transactions on time and with few surprises. Title insurance may be an appropriate resolution of certain title defects.

Listen as our authoritative panel of real estate practitioners discusses best practices for identifying and curing title defects arising from easements, encroachments, and survey/boundary disputes.



  1. Easements and encroachments
    1. Access to the property
    2. Indefinite and ambiguous easements
    3. Encroachments
    4. Setback violation
  2. Survey/boundary disputes
    1. Conflicting surveys
    2. Apparent easements disclosed by survey
  3. Resolving issues with title insurance


The panel will review these and other challenging matters:

  • What are the most common issues related to easements and encroachments on property?
  • What are best practices for investigating and clearing the title exceptions?
  • What are practical solutions and considerations when faced with lack of access?


Glosser, Lawrence
Lawrence S. (Larry) Glosser

Ahlers Cressman & Sleight

Mr. Glosser’s primary focus is real estate, business, and corporate law.  His practice combines transaction...  |  Read More

Goldstein, Stephanie
Stephanie Goldstein

Schorr Law

Ms. Goldstein is a seasoned litigator with Schorr Law’s real estate litigation team. She prides herself on...  |  Read More

Wahlberg, Katherine
Katherine Wahlberg

Olson Redford & Wahlberg

Ms. Wahlberg focuses her practice on the representation of clients in all aspects of real estate litigation and...  |  Read More

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