Land & Law

AT THE INTERSECTION OF LAND BOUNDARIES, LAW AND SCIENCE
WELCOME TO LAND AND LAW: YOUR SOLUTION FOR TOUGH ISSUES INVOLVING LAND, LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS, SURVEYS AND LAW

Need assistance with land use, land development, land surveying, boundary locations, easement locations, complex title/survey issues, boundary disputes or problem retracements that involve a mix of law and fact?  If so, you've come to the right place.  www.landsurveylaw.com is at the intersection of History, Law and Measurement Science.  Look around and contact Paul Mabry Consulting with questions or inquiries.

Paul Mabry
Attorney, Land Surveyor

Contact:

paul@landsurveylaw.com

Or: 510-289-1643

The 1851 "Eddy" map of San Francisco (above) is the earliest known map by a SF City Surveyor.  Interestingly, it was never officially adopted by the City although it was performed by an officer of the County in the conduct of his official duties.  The early years of San Francisco were full of conflicts between owners, speculators, squatters and the local and federal gov't.  It would be another 15 years before a resolution to these problems was had.  The disputes reached the U.S. Supreme Court and required an Act of Congress to resolve.  These issues contribute to present day property location ambiguities throughout the City and County of San Francisco.  

Similarly, properties throughout California with old legal descriptions may suffer from title issues.  Solutions range from simple corrections to complex litigation.

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