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Monday, January 8, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm PST


Understanding Highway Rights-of-Way
Presented by: A. Forester

  • Types of public and private roads in California
    • Interstate highways, federal highways, state highways, county and local roads
    • Private roads
  • Identifying potential rights-of-way
  • Negotiating and valuing rights –of-way
  • Condemnation process

Rights Included in Rights-Of-Way
Presented by: A. Madikians

  • Landowner rights
  • Maintenance of rights-of-way
  • Alterations and encroachments
  • Different types of rights-of-way used for highway purposes

Understanding California Utility Facilities, Easements and Rights of Way
Presented by: G. Karish & B. Givens

  • Current law on utility equipment, franchises and rights of way
    • Federal laws and regulations
    • State laws and regulations
  • Types of utilities, facilities, franchises and rights-of-way/easements
    • Electric, water, natural gas, telecommunications, wireless, cable, video, broadband
  • Pole attachments to utility and municipal infrastructure
  • Maintenance and interference 
  • Environmental issues
  • Current issues


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Engineers & Land Surveyors:
6.0-Hour Learning Opportunity

Attorneys & Paralegals:
6.0 CLE Hours

Certified Planners:


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 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.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 6 for Certified Planners.

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).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate.


Alan Forester, CPA

Attorney at Law with CPA Offices of Alan Forester

Mr. Forester, CPA, Attorney, practices in Beverly Hills, California in the areas Tax and Trust law, Personal Injury, Criminal Law. He also testified as an expert witness in various state and federal courts in California.  Mr. Forester is a Certified Public Accountant, Attorney, and Economist. As a CPA , he provides accounting, financial, and business valuation services. He received his M.A. in Economics and Finance, his Ph.D. Candidacy degree in Economics from UCLA, and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  Mr. Forester is an adjunct professor at California State University (CSU) and has teaching credentials in Accounting and Economics. He has taught tax, accounting, business law, statistics, and computer courses to graduate and undergraduate students. Mr. Forester is a Judicial Arbitrator of the Superior Court of the State of California for Los Angeles County as well as a mandatory fee arbitration for the State Bar of California. 

Bennett Givens

Associate at Best Best & Krieger LLP

Mr. Givens is an associate at Best Best & Krieger LLP who focuses on telecommunications, land use and real estate. He regularly assists clients in California and across the country with a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters involving broadband and fiber networks, cable and telecom franchising, leases and licenses, wireless communications, and public-private partnerships. Mr. Givens primarily represents public agencies, cooperatives, nonprofits, and small competitive providers on a wide range of issues related to telecommunications infrastructure. While earning his law degree at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Mr. Givens served as chief research editor for the Entertainment Law Review.

Gail Karish

Partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP

Ms. Karish is a partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP in Los Angeles who focuses on telecommunications, assisting clients in California and across the U.S. with a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters involving broadband and fiber networks, cable and telecom franchising, wireless communications and public-private partnerships. Ms. Karish’s clients are mainly public agencies, such as local governments, water districts and municipal utilities. Public agencies can serve a variety of roles in relation to telecommunications infrastructure – regulator, owner, service provider, customer, partner – and Ms. Karish’s clients come to her for advice and guidance on issues that arise in all these contexts. She also represents some cooperatives, nonprofits and small competitive providers. Ms. Karish’s telecommunications practice regularly involves regulatory advice and advocacy, negotiations and drafting agreements and litigation. Ms. Karish is licensed to practice law in California and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice in the US District Courts of Northern California, Central California and Southern California; the US Court of Appeals in the Sixth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Tenth Circuit and DC Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Aleene Madikians

Associate at Nossman LLP

Ms. Madikians is an associate at Nossman LLP in Los Angeles where she represents public and private sector clients through all stages of civil litigation primarily focusing on eminent domain and land use matters. She has advised numerous public agencies on complex property acquisitions for large public works projects shaping California’s infrastructure, including rail projects, roads, highways, stadiums, public utilities, and flood basins. Ms. Madikians’ experience includes working with expert witnesses; drafting pleadings, dispositive motions and written discovery; negotiating and litigating discovery disputes; managing large-scale electronic document reviews and productions; second chairing a trial; and preparing cases for trial. While in law school, Ms. Madikians served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Otis D. Wright II of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.