Our friend and associate, Kristopher M. Kline, author, educator, consultant, and surveyor, comes with a passion for research, clarity of purpose and a determination to share his experiences and expertise through continuing education opportunities.
Kristopher M. Kline, President of 2Point, Inc., published his first book August 2013. “Rooted in Stone: the Development of Adverse Possession in 20 Eastern States and the District of Columbia” focuses on adverse possession and prescriptive easements from their early origins to the present day, with separate chapters dedicated to variations between jurisdictions in the eastern United States.
His second book “Riparian Boundaries and Rights of Navigation”, published in 2015, includes extensive discussion of the many definitions of the term “navigable.”, it focuses on property rights along smaller rivers, streams, lakes and estuaries. It considers the inevitable confusion that results when modern definitions are applied to early land grants and the effects of subsequent legislation on riparian rights.
Kline’s third book is scheduled for release in late 2016. “How to Fix a Boundary Line” chronicles variations in the legal mechanisms related to unwritten property rights across the United States. Topics include acquiescence, part performance of oral contracts, adverse possession, estoppel and the doctrine of merger.
Kris is a 1984 graduate of Bridgewater College (Va.) and a licensed North Carolina Land Surveyor since 1991 (P.L.S. L-3374). He is a 1999 graduate of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors (N.C.S.S.) Institute, a three-year continuing education program that, for many years, drew national attention for the quality of its curriculum and instructors. Kris served for 3 years as Chairman of the N.C.S.S. Education Committee.
Since 2003, he has been offering continuing education courses in North Carolina on legal aspects of retracement. More recently, his teaching career has expanded to include national conferences and seminars on a broad range of topics, including adverse possession and other unwritten rights, riparian law, mineral rights and courtroom preparation. As an established author and consultant, Kris has presented keynote addresses at state conventions.
In 2011, he established “Unmistakable Marks,” a new bi-monthly column published in “Point of Beginning”, a professional magazine for land surveyors. Kris’s articles are written for a national audience and focus on various legal aspects of boundary retracement.