California Boundaries and Easements
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Monday, November 28, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm PST (including a 60-min. break)
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
Knowing when and how to terminate easements
Obstructing use of easements and determining remedies for obstruction
Defining and Applying Irrevocable Licenses
What is an irrevocable license
Comparing irrevocable licenses and easements
Methods for establishing irrevocable licenses
Examining case law on irrevocable licenses
Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession
Reviewing the history of adverse possession
Maintaining a claim for adverse possession
• Statute of limitations
• Elements of a claim
Defending against a claim for adverse possession
Examining recent adverse possession cases
Resolving Boundary Disputes
Types of boundary disputes
• Adverse possession, easements, boundaries
Obtaining and reviewing boundary evidence
Methods for establishing disputed boundaries
Participating in dispute resolution techniques
• Litigation, arbitration, mediation, agreements, title insurance
Examining boundary dispute case studies: exploring techniques for resolving sample disputes
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
Current issues involving utility easements
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California Attorneys and Paralegals:
6.5 CLE Hours
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 CLE hours for California attorneys and paralegals. HalfMoon Education is an approved Multiple Activity Provider with the State Bar of California (Provider Number 8370).
This webinar offers a non-credit learning opportunity to land surveyors and professional engineers licensed in California.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).
Glen Hansen Senior Counsel at Abbott & Kindermann, LLP
Mr. Hansen litigates disputes involving real estate law, land use, environmental matters, and commercial transactions. He frequently litigates, writes about, and teaches at conferences on easements and boundary disputes. Mr. Hansen graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in American Studies from Biola University in La Mirada, California. He earned his law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Among his many interests and community involvements, Mr. Hansen serves as an officer with the Real Property Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association and as a Dispute Resolution Conference pro-tem judge for the El Dorado County Superior Court.
Simon Offord, Partner at Brewer Offord & Pederson, LLP
Mr. Offord graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2005. Thereafter, he remained in Santa Barbara to work at a general litigation firm before attending law school at Santa Clara University and earning his Juris Doctorate in 2009. As a student at Santa Clara, he was named top of his class (receiving the CALI or the Witkin Award) in four of his courses, in addition to graduating on the Dean’s List. Mr. Offord joined the firm in 2009 after clerking for a law practice that primarily focused on real estate litigation and transactions. His experience includes law and motion practice and all stages of civil trials, including serving as lead counsel in both bench and jury trials. He has participated in State and Federal trials. Mr. Offord is active in the Santa Clara County Bar Association and was the co-chair of Executive Committee of the Barrister’s Association in 2012. He is heavily involved in the local real estate community, with an active role in the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors® (SILVAR). He is currently serving as a Member of the Board of Directors for SILVAR, and served as chair of the Affiliate Group for Menlo Park and Atherton for 2012 and 2013. He has also obtained his Real Estate Broker’s License from the California Bureau of Real Estate. He is regularly asked to be a speaker for local real estate organizations and brokerages, including SILVAR, Santa Clara County Association of Realtors®, and San Mateo County Association of Realtors®. He has also guest lectured at Menlo College for the Real Estate Law and Introduction to Law courses. In addition, Mr. Offord has been a speaker for both the Santa Clara County and San Mateo County Bar Associations. At Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP, Mr. Offord works on matters representing real estate professionals and homeowners involved in neighbor and property disputes, as well as on commercial leasing matters and homeowner association issues.