WVSPS 2017 Convention Featured Speaker: Kris Kline

With the 2017 WVSPS Convention around the corner, we would like to bring attention to one of our featured speakers: Kris Kline. He will be presenting seminars on Know When to Hold’em & Other Procedural Pitfalls (2 parts), Wars Between the States, and Property Rights on the “Z” Axis. We hope you will enjoy his presentations.

Kristopher M. Kline, president of 2Point, Inc., has a four-year degree (class of ’84) in General Science from Bridgewater College located in Bridgewater, Va. He has been involved in the surveying profession since graduation.

Kris became licensed in North Carolina in1991 (P.L.S. L – 3374). He is a 1999 graduate of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors (N.C.S.S.) Institute, a three-year continuing education program that for many years drew national attention for the quality of its curriculum and instructors. Kris served for 3 years as Chairman of the N.C.S.S. Education Committee.

In 2011, he established “Unmistakable Marks,” a new column published in “Point of Beginning” a trade magazine for surveying professionals. Kris presently submits bi-monthly articles for the magazine, with over 30 articles published to date. These articles are written for a national audience and generally focus on various legal aspects of boundary retracement.

In August 2013, Kris published his first book “Rooted in Stone: the Development of Adverse Possession in 20 Eastern States and the District of Columbia.” This text considers adverse possession and prescriptive easements from their early origins to the present day. Separate chapters are dedicated to variations between jurisdictions in the eastern United States.

His second book, “Riparian Boundaries and Rights of Navigation,” includes extensive discussion of the many definitions of the term “navigable.” This short volume was completed in 2015 and focuses on property rights along smaller rivers, streams, lakes and estuaries. It considers the inevitable confusion that results when modern definitions are applied to early grants and the effects of subsequent legislation on riparian rights.

Kline’s third book, “How to Fix a Boundary Line,” chronicles variations in the legal mechanisms related to unwritten property rights across the United States. Topics include acquiescence, part performance of oral contracts, adverse possession, estoppel and the doctrine of merger.

Have you registered for the 49th Annual WVSPS Convention? The early bird deadline is January 23, 2017, so make sure you register before then to receive the reduced rate! You can register by visiting www.wvspsconvention.org.

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