Maryland Easements, Rights-of-Way and Eminent Domain
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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
- 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
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Title Insurance Agents/Adjusters
7.0 CE Hours
Non-Credit Learning Opportunity
6.0 CLE Hours
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. DavisProfessional 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.