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Special Topics in Real Property Litigation

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Date(s) - 11/06/2020
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Special Topics in Real Property Litigation is a five-hour virtual seminar on various topics of real estate law, including partition, eminent domain, boundary litigation and landlord/tenant law. This seminar is broken into two sections and attorneys can register for one or both sections. Participants can earn up to five hours of general CLE credit. This CLE will take place on Zoom.

Morning CLE Seminar– Splitting It, Taking It and Fighting Over It: Partitions, Eminent Domain and Boundary Litigation 

9am – 12:30-pm — Fee for all participants: $105

Tikkun Gottschalk: Partition: If you Cut the Pie, You Don’t Get to Pick the First Slice. The specific points include contested vs. uncontested, actual vs. sale, the substantial injury test, post-division procedures, and appeals.

Jack Bebber: Eminent Domain: You Don’t Miss Your Water ‘Til The Well Runs Dry.  General overview and practical pointers for identifying issues in condemnation cases, including inverse takings, water, access, and post trial matters, including interest as part of just compensation.  

Kip Marshall: Boundary Litigation: “BEGINNING at the st.o. on the crk where GPa shot the bear;” General overview of boundary litigation, Chapter 38 Boundaries, monument priorities, corner trees, fences and other deed calls.


Afternoon CLE Seminar: Topics in Landlord/Tenant Law

1:30 – 3:30 Free for MAVL/EAGLE volunteers and Pisgah Legal staff
$70 for all other participants

Ben Many: Termination of tenancy 


Casey Steen: Small claims in District Court; Security deposit claims 


Tikkun Gottschalk has practiced law for 15 years with the firm Deutsch & Gottschalk, PA in Asheville.  He handles real estate and business transactions, and a variety of litigation matters, primarily real property-related.  He is a former member of the Buncombe Bar Executive Committee, and is currently president of Congregation Beth HaTephila in Asheville.

Jack Bebber is a shareholder at the Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville, where he is the litigation practice group leader.  He has a broad civil litigation practice, primarily focused on eminent domain defense and other real estate related matters. He currently serves on the North Carolina Bar Association’s Litigation Section Council and as Education Chair for the Eminent Domain Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

Kip Marshall has practiced law in western North Carolina for 38 years. First, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, serving as the District’s Civil Chief from 1987 -2001. As Civil Chief, he was responsible for the title and boundary litigation of the federal lands in the District, including forest, national park, parkway and federal buildings. For the last 18 years, Kip, as a founding shareholder of Marshall Roth and Gregory, continues to litigate boundary, title and easement issues throughout the state, from Murphy to Manteo.

Ben Many serves as the Program Director of the Homelessness Prevention Project at Pisgah Legal Services. Ben has ten years of experience practicing law with seven years practicing poverty law. He has worked in Pisgah Legal Services’ Rutherford County and Asheville offices and has an understanding of the particular housing challenges in more rural parts of PLS’s service area, as well as in the very tight housing markets of Asheville and Hendersonville. Ben has experience coordinating a housing coalition in Rutherford County and in doing policy research on strategies to increase the local affordable housing supply.  Ben received his law degree from the University of Alabama School Of Law. Ben received his Bachelor of Arts from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Casey Steen joined Pisgah Legal Services as a staff attorney in 2016 and works in both Henderson and Transylvania counties. He currently focuses on family law and housing law. Casey is a native of WNC and graduated from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Law in 2015.


Registrations are closed for this event.