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Maxwell Freeman
Senior Partner
1818 Grand Canal Boulevard, Suite 4
Stockton CA 95207
USA
phone: 209-474-1818
fax: 209-474-1245
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Profile: Mr. Freeman founded this firm in 1962, three years after graduating from Stanford Law School, and has been serving local and national clients ever since. His expertise inlcude matters relating to Real Estate business and development, Eminent Domain / Condemnation, Commercial Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation. He has authored several articles including "An Overview of Defenses Available to Guarantors of Real Property Secured Transactions Under California Law," 2 Santa Clara Law Review (1998).

Firm Profile: Serves as special litigation counsel to numerous government entities in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, tort and contract matters. The firm represents banks, real estate developers, contractors, food processors, growers and manufacturers. We serve as local counsel for many national companies in litigation, business and governmental matters.

The firm's litigation practice focuses on: complex business litigation, including class actions, coordinated and multi-district proceedings; land use, real estate, eminent domain and environmental litigation; insurance coverage/bad faith disputes; professional liability; and appellate proceedings. Our transactional practice encompasses complex commercial and real estate transactions, including buy/sell agreements, development agreements, mergers and acquisitions.

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Post Office Box 361606
Birmingham AL 35236-1606
USA
phone: 205-425-5200
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Jeffery N. Lucas, PLS ESQ, has been in the Land Surveying business since 1976. Mr. Lucas is a licensed land surveyor registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. He is a licensed attorney and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2003.

Mr. Lucas obtained his first land surveying license in Florida where he spent the first part of his surveying career. After relocating to Alabama, he has practiced across five southeastern states. His practice of law is focused on land boundary issues and real property law, including adverse possession, boundary disputes, professional liability, real property, and zoning and land use issues.

Mr. Lucas has over 40 titles that he has developed in his seminar library, and has authored over 100 articles on surveying, boundary and legal issues. He has a regular column in P.O.B. Magazine since 2004. Mr. Lucas is the author of Alabama Boundary Law, The Pincushion Effect, The Multiple Monument Dilemma in American Land Surveying, and "Illinois Boundary Law."

Litigation Support - Mr. Lucas is a recognized expert in Boundary Surveying, Land Title Surveys, and Property Law. He specializes in Land Boundary issues as an attorney, land surveyor, consultant, mediator, and expert witness. He has been a seminar leader on surveying topics that include:
  • Land Surveying
  • Boundary Law
  • Law of Easements
  • Boundary Dispute Resolution
  • Adverse Possession
  • Zoning
  • Land Use
  • Water Boundaries
  • Surveying Evidence and Procedures
  • Real Property Law
  • ALTA/ACSM Standards
  • Professional Liability
  • I'm not exactly sure where the phrase 'unwritten rights' came from, or who came up with the idea of unwritten conveyances in relation to surveying, boundaries and deeds, but it seems that it caught on quickly and then became a universal idea in the land surveying profession.

    Jeffrey Lucas
    American land surveying has a dilemma; it’s called the “pincushion corner.” This is a name used to describe the phenomena of multiple boundary monuments being set by land surveyors when only one boundary corner exists under legal contemplation. This book explores the full effect of the pincushion corner by exploring how the phenomena started and why it exists, and explores remedies to end the practices that allow the pincushion corner not only to exist, but to flourish.
    Jeffrey Lucas
    This is an essential reference book for anyone who needs to understand real property boundaries under Alabama law. Written primarily for land surveyors, this 607 page hardback (case wrap) book is also a valuable tool for real estate professionals, attorneys, and landowners. Arranged in twelve chapters, the subject matter includes the origination of real property title in the State of Alabama, how real property boundaries are established on the ground, deeds, conveyances, easements, rights-of-way, and water boundaries.