Analyzing Adverse Possession Laws and Cases of the States East of the Mississippi River

Probate & Property Magazine: Volume 30 No. 01

Adam Leitman Bailey is the founding partner of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., in New York, New York. Matthew Eichel, a third-year law student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, was previously a summer associate and is now a law clerk at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

The basic elements a party must demonstrate to successfully claim adverse possession are essentially the same throughout the 26 states that lie east of the Mississippi River. This article breaks down each state’s respective requirements and interpretations of the individual elements of an adverse possession claim.

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