Catch and Resolve Issues Before Property Changes Hands
Legal descriptions and land surveys can reveal much about the property in question, but few possess the ability to read them. How does your knowledge stack up? This comprehensive program will show you how to interpret, review, and draft deeds and legal descriptions. You will also learn how to analyze land surveys and help your attorney resolve any issues you've unearthed. Build your real estate skills - register today!
Learn how to review and plot legal descriptions of land.
Discover how to make sense of old and complex legal descriptions.
Find out how to put together a complete and unambiguous deed for attorney review.
Spot issues by cross-reading surveys, legal descriptions, and title commitments.
Get tips for preparing corrective deeds, affidavits, boundary line agreements, and other documents.
How to Read and Understand Legal Descriptions
Deciphering Old, Historic Maps and Legal Descriptions
The Art of Drafting Deeds and Legal Descriptions
Reviewing Legal Descriptions, Title Commitments, and Surveys
Drafting to Fix Legal Description and Land Survey Issues
This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for paralegals and legal assistants. Certification areas: Real Estate Law.
William D Ashwell is an attorney with Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, land use and zoning, appellate advocacy, business and commercial law, and trust and estate planning. Mr. Ashwell is admitted to practice in Virginia and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and Fauquier Bar Association, and serves on the Virginia State Bar Seventh District Disciplinary Committee. Mr. Ashwell earned his B.A. degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his J.D. degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.
Richard J Fox is an attorney with the Law Office of Richard J. Fox PLLC, where his practice focuses on commercial and residential real estate, construction law, and property related litigation. As legal counsel, he represents buyers, sellers, and lenders in residential and commercial real estate transactions, including title searches and closings, as well as property dispute resolution through mediation and litigation. As a title insurance agent, Mr. Fox reviews title opinions and issues title insurance policies. He is admitted to practice in Vermont and Massachusetts, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Fox is a member of the Vermont, Massachusetts, and Chittenden County bar associations; and is an agent for Vermont Attorneys Title Corporation. He earned his B.A. degree from Rutgers College and his J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School.
Martina Nelson is the owner of Park City Surveying, where she handles boundary surveys, topographic mapping, construction layout surveys, subdivision plats, infrastructure construction layout, and ALTA surveys. Ms. Nelson has provided courtroom expert witness testimony. She is on the ethics committee of the Utah Council of Land Surveyors. Ms. Nelson attended The Ohio State University and Salt Lake Community College where she earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in land surveying.
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