Section Meeting - Real Estate

  • 14 Nov 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
  • Veritext, 611 Anton, 5th Floor, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • 12


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Survey Due Diligence 101

Learn how to perform ALTA survey due diligence with Bock & Clark’s interactive survey tools that overlap title and survey for deep dives into real estate diligence.

Presented by: James J. Brown

Speaker Bio: James J. Brown (Jim) was named National Director of Business Development for Bock & Clark, an NV5 Company, in April 2017. Jim has been with the company since 1983 in all aspects of the survey business. Prior to his current position, he served as Director of Bock & Clark’s National Surveyors Network for fifteen years overseeing, managing and developing the staff and Project Teams. He has been involved with the National Network since 1994 and has managed hundreds of projects and coordinated and reviewed thousands of surveys. Jim started his career at Bock & Clark as a field technician, drafter and then manager of their Mortgage Location Services Division. He was instrumental in opening three branch offices in Ohio and developing additional offices in other states.

He has spent the last several years working on business development with Bock & Clark’s sales and marketing division and strategizing business plans. Jim offers presentations on ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys and Survey Review to hundreds of Law Firms, Bar Associations, CLE Providers, Corporations and Law Schools across the country every year and has co-authored the last several versions of Bock & Clark’s Handbook for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys.

Jim’s practical surveying experience began while attending college in the late 1970’s when he began working for the Portage County Engineer’s Office in Ohio. He was a draftsman in the county map department reviewing land surveyor’s work and legal descriptions for recording and drawing plot plans. He was promoted to the position of supervisor and Assistant Tax Map Draftsman to the County Engineer, Leroy Satrom, P.E., P.S.

Jim is a native Ohioan and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Kent State University.


Location:  Veritext, 611 Anton, 5th Floor, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Parking: $10 fee is charged for parking in the parking structure near Veritext.  No validation will be provided.

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Event Fee: $10.00 for OCPA members, $20.00 for non-members and $20.00 for all walk-ins who have not pre-registered online (both members and non-members) IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE. Walk-ins are on a first come first serve basis.

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