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8:30 am – 12:00 pm PDT
12:00 – 12:30 pm PDT
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Presented by:
Glen Hansen
Michael Pallamary
Bradford Grabske

Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements                     G. Hansen
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

Understanding Utility Easements and Rights of Way                     G. Hansen
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

Creating and Managing Highway Rights-of-Way                     M. Pallamary
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

Eminent Domain Law                     B. Grabske
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                     B. Grabske
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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California Attorneys
6.5 CLE Hours

California Engineers and
Land Surveyors
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Title Insurance Producers
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Certified Planners


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 CLE hours to
California attorneys. HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE
provider in California (Provider No. 8370).

This course offers a 6.5 non-credit continuing education
opportunity to California professional engineers and land
surveyors. It may qualify for continuing education credit
in other states. Refer to specific state rules to determine

This event also offers a non-credit continuing education
opportunity to California title insurance producers.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the
American Planning Association. This course is registered for
CM | 6.0 for Certified Planners.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants
who complete this event, respond to prompts and earn a
passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation
(multiple attempts allowed).


Bradford Grabske

Partner at Murphy & Evertz Attorneys at Law

Mr. Grabske specializes in real estate and complex business litigation. His practice is focused on assisting landowners, businesses, and public agencies with eminent domain, inverse condemnation, contract disputes, land use and environmental issues. Mr. Grabske has successfully represented clients in high stakes trials and before the Court of Appeals. Mr. Grabske has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Los Angeles magazine’s Southern California Super Lawyer edition.

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. 

Michael Pallamary

Pallamary & Associates of La Jolla
Mr. Pallamary is the president of Pallamary & Associates of La Jolla. He is a founding member of the Land Surveyors Advisory Council on Technical Standards and a recognized expert on “Standard of Care” defenses and litigation matters. He is the author of The Curt Brown Chronicles, along with Lay of the Land and the co-author of Advanced Land Descriptions written with the late Paul Cuomo and the late Roy Minnick. Mr. Pallamary is also the co-author of History of San Diego Land Surveying Experiences with the late Curtis M. Brown. He has written two monthly columns for The American Surveyor magazine. One of his recent articles dealing with the United States Supreme Court decree on the boundary between the federal government and the State of California has generated considerable discussion regarding the proper methods to be employed in establishing water boundaries. Mr. Pallamary has performed numerous boundary surveys along the California coastline and is actively involved in contested matters from Coronado to Half Moon Bay. Mr. Pallamary has extensive experience as an expert witness in local, regional and federal courts testifying as to the preparation and interpretation of various easements, including access easements, utility easements, view easements, mapped easements, and related areas of practice. He has testified in more than 75 trials and has been retained as an expert witness in more than 120 cases across the State of California. Mr. Pallamary has been in the land surveying profession since 1971 and he is a frequent lecturer at conferences, seminars and universities.