In urban centers, where every inch matters and property rights are meticulously protected, property owners have long discounted the threat of a claim of adverse possession, a doctrine under which a person can acquire legal title to another person's property by, among other things, openly occupying the property unchallenged for an extended period of time. However, a string of recent cases illustrates that claims of adverse possession are in fact alive and well.

In a recent article for Globe St., Partners Eric Sherman and Bryan Mohler, along with Associate Itai Raz, examine how property owners and developers can protect themselves from such claims.

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