March 2, 2012

The Supreme Court, Suffolk County, after a trial, resolved a boundary dispute between a landowner and the East Hampton Town Trustees by concluding that the landowner held title up to the “line of beach grass on the beach of the Atlantic Ocean,” in Macklowe v. Trustees of the Town of East HamptonSuffolk Index No. 8740-08.  The court rejected the Trustees’ claim that the beach grass line should be considered a fixed boundary and instead agreed with the landowner that the boundary was ambulatory.

December 6, 2011

The Appellate Division, Second Department upheld the rights of an owner benefitted by an easement and right of way over another property, from the street to the beach and waters of the Long Island Sound, in Zhang v Coritsidis, 2011 NY Slip Op 8934

October 6, 2011

EHA Managing Partner, Stephen R. Angel, conducted a continuing legal and professional education seminar to lawyers, land surveyors, and engineers, entitled, “New York Land Boundaries and Access Rights.”  The topics of Mr. Angel’s presentation included rights of way and easements, boundary disputes, adverse possession, and riparian and water rights.