Upland & Bottomland Titles

Upland & Bottomland Ownership 

Attorney, Consulting Expert, and Litigation Support
Serving the Entire State of Michigan

Riparian Water Bodies

Riparian Water Bodies 

Determined by Federal Surveys and Boundaries

Riparian Rights
Riparian Rights

Determined by State Law

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Federal Law Established the Boundaries of Michigan Lands and Waters

Lake Property Law, PLC has developed a base of knowledge in the Property and Supremacy Clauses of the U.S. Constitution and the statutes enacted by Congress pursuant thereto for the survey of Michigan townships, sections, subsections and water boundaries. These surveys can never be disturbed by any state statute or court decision.


Areas of Practice

Property by a lake

Michigan Tax Commission: Navigable and Non Navigable Waters are Meandered

Is it a myth that if I get my property description to get a little bit into the lake I'll have riparian rights?

Use of Inland Lakes by the Public

No More Fights Over Riparian Rights

Could state land courts be an answer to the lack of judicial understanding of federal titles and the public land survey system?

Footbridge over the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A great spot for a picnic.

Ownership of Lands and Waters in Michigan

Does a federal government plat map show what has been surveyed?

Copper Harbor in Northern Michigan's Upper Peninsula during Summer via Drone

Get a Copy of Your PLSS Township Plat; Eyes Don’t Lie

Has bottomland title of a body of water already been determined by the federal government?

Void Riparian Legislation and Court Decisions

Should I get an attorney prior to signing a property disclosure statement or a purchase agreement with a buyer?

Proper Deeds for Michigan Water Properties

Can I presently use the same survey plats (maps) as the pioneers did to determine if a lake is riparian?

Lender Title Insurance for Michigan Water Property

Are lenders in Michigan familiar with titles and surveys created by the Public Land Survey System?

Cottage Succession Plans and the Importance of Titles; Other Practice Areas

Wouldn't it be better to let the kids work out cottage succession issues?


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