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Land Under Water: Navigating Legal Nuances Of Waterfront Development In New York State

Land Under Water: Navigating Legal Nuances Of Waterfront Development In New York State

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Waterfront property acquisition and development in New York State involves numerous legal nuances that affect basic property boundaries and rights. These tricky areas include ownership of and rights to land currently and formerly under water, riparian and littoral rights, and natural boundary changes. Panelists will discuss how these issues arise in a practical sense, why they matter, how to address them, and how climate change may affect the analysis.

  • Why title to land currently or formerly under water matters and to whom
  • Process for determining title to land currently or formerly under water
  • Obtaining property rights from NYSOGS (fee title, easements, licenses, etc.)
  • Floor area from land under water and waterfront structures
  • Availability and scope of riparian and littoral rights
  • Legal consequences of natural boundary changes (avulsion, accretion, reliction)
  • Effect of climate change
Start Date:
  • April 6, 2021
Start Time:
  • 9:00 AM
End Time:
  • 10:30 AM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Skills Credit(s):
  • 0.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Region:
  • Virtual Participation
Format:
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0KG81
NYSBA Member Price: $50.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $150.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee On Continuing Legal Education
  • Real Property Law Section
  • Environmental & Energy Law Section