Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 
8:30 am – 4:20 pm EDT (including a 60-min. break)

Presented by: Michael B. Davis


Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements

  • What is and is not an easement
  • Reviewing state law on easements
  • Creating easements: easements by necessity, easements by use, written easements
  • Identifying critical distinctions between easements in gross, easements appurtenant and prescriptive easements
  • Maintaining easements
  • Knowing when and how to terminate easements
  • Obstructing use of easements and determining remedies for obstruction

Creating and Managing Highway Rights-of-Way

  • Identifying potential rights-of-way
  • Negotiating and valuing easements
  • Rights included in right-of-way
  • Landowner rights
  • Maintenance of right-of-way
  • Alterations and encroachments

Understanding Utility Easements and Rights of Way

  • Current law on utility rights-of-way
    • Federal laws and regulations
    • State laws and regulations
  • Types of utilities affected
    • Electric, water, natural gas, telecommunications, satellite communications
  • Basis for and definition of the easement
  • Encroachments and interferences
  • Maintenance
  • Environmental issues
  • Condemnation law
  • Current issues involving utility easements

Eminent Domain Law

  • Understanding eminent domain powers
    • Source of eminent domain powers
    • History of the exercise of eminent domain powers
    • Types of eminent domain “takings”
  • Just compensation: valuing “taken” property
  • Privatization of eminent domain and other current issues

Participating in the Condemnation Process

  • Condemnation process for government use
  • Hearing and right of appeal
  • Valuing the property taken
  • Condemnation process for utility and other quasi-public use



Webinar Instructions
All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection: Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at


Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

Land Surveyors
6.5 PDHs

Title Insurance Agents/Adjusters
7.0 CE Hours

Maryland Attorneys
Non-Credit Learning Opportunity

Pennsylvania Attorneys
6.0 CLE Hours

Connecticut Attorneys
6.5 CLE Hours


Continuing Education Credit Information

This course is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors in Maryland. HalfMoon Education Inc. is an approved educational provider for engineers and land surveyors in Maryland.

This course has been approved by the Maryland Insurance Administration for 7.0 credit hours in the category of Title. This approval only applies to the live presentation; on-demand format is not approved.

This course offers a 6.5-hour non-credit learning opportunity to Maryland attorneys.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE provider for Pennsylvania attorneys (No. 1613). This course offers 6.0 CLE hours to Pennsylvania attorneys. This approval qualifies the course for 6.5 CLE hours for Connecticut attorneys. This course offers a 6.5-hour non-credit learning opportunity to Maryland attorneys.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the course for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed)


Michael B. Davis

Professional Land Surveyor with Dewberry

Mr. Davis is a professional land surveyor in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia, with over 30 years of experience. This varied experience includes small individual boundary surveys, surveys for both commercial and residential land development projects, ALTA Land Title Surveys, and surveys for long range transportation projects, including rail and highway. In addition, Mr. Davis is an adjunct faculty professor at the Community College of Baltimore County in the Surveying/ Civil Engineering program. Classes taught include Elementary Surveying, Survey Computations, Topographic Mapping, Sediment Control and Hydrology, and Storm Drain Design. In 2016, Mr. Davis was awarded the Russell E. Lowman Memorial Educational award from the Maryland Society of Surveyors for his contribution to the education of surveyors.

Seminar Price: $319.00