• 37 minutes

Preparing a Land Survey


Do surveyors serve a quasi-judicial function when it comes to boundaries?

Establishment of boundaries is a function of juries; the location of boundaries is a function of surveyors. There has been some debate within the surveying community on whether surveyors serve as a quasi-judicial function that includes the determination of boundaries. Our speaker disagrees with that notion. Land surveyors do not establish land boundaries; they locate the boundaries. This video reviews original and retracement surveys; and covers the step of preparing a survey from research to field and office procedures.

Runtime: 37 minutes



John M. Story, P.L.S.

John M. Story, P.L.S.

Donaldson, Garrett & Associates, Inc.

  • Senior vice president and Charlotte branch manager of Donaldson, Garrett & Associates, Inc.
  • Professional land surveyor registered in North and South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia
  • More than 43 years of experience with a varied and extensive background in boundary, topographic, construction, and as-built surveys in the commercial, governmental, and residential market
  • Worked extensively with utility companies in coordinating right-of-way and design surveys, as well as industrial clients who require optical tooling
  • Member of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors
  • B.S. degree, Georgia Southwestern College (now Georgia Southwestern State University); B.C.E.T. degree, Southern Technical Institute (now Kennesaw State University)
  • Can be contacted at 704-374-1955 or [email protected]
Frank E. Arado

Frank E. Arado

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

  • Partner in the Charlotte office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, and head of the Real Estate Finance Group
  • Concentrated in commercial real estate, with an emphasis on acquisitions and dispositions of real estate and interests in real estate; debt and equity financing; workouts and restructurings; and joint venture formation
  • Represented institutional investors, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, pension funds, their investment advisors, REITs and opportunity funds
  • Charlotte Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” business leaders in the community
  • M.B.A. and J.D. degrees, University of Illinois College of Law; B.A. degree, University of Chicago
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]

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