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Friday, September 6, 2024
8:30 am – 4:30 pm EDT


Understanding Riparian and Water Rights
Presented by: Robert E. Dahn

  • History of riparian rights
  • Methods for determining land boundaries on or near bodies of water
  • Factors affecting access to bodies of water
  • Considerations regarding boundaries along tidal waters
  • Potential impacts of regulations restricting access to and the use of bodies of water
  • Locating and depicting encroachments into wetland areas and on or along
    bodies of water
  • Impacts on the survey process of regulations regarding activities within
    wetland areas and/or on or along bodies of water

Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements
Presented by: Robert E. Dahn

  • What are easements or rights-of-way or a land use restrictions
  • Reviewing state laws, regulations and court cases regarding easements and rights-of-way
  • Land record research of easements and rights-of-way
  • Creating easements by necessity, prescriptive easements by use and written easements
  • Identifying distinctions between easements in gross, appurtenant easements and prescriptive easements
  • What elements should be located and depicted when surveying existing and proposed easements
  • State laws and regulations regarding environmental land use restrictions ELUR – are ELURs easements?
  • Obstructing use of easements and determining remedies for obstructions
  • Defining the limits of easements

Ethical Issues in Land Surveying and Development
Presented by: Robert E. Dahn

  • Code of ethics for land surveying
  • Ethical considerations in accommodating the interests of landowners and communities
  • Enforcement of statutes and regulations concerning environmental protection
  • Local regulatory agencies, how they impact, affect and benefit the development process

Eminent Domain Law
Presented by: Dave Hardy

  • 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

Understanding Utility Easements and Rights-of-Way
Presented by: Bridget M. D’Angelo

  • 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


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6.5 Hour Educational Opportunity

6.5 CLE Hours

Land Surveyors
6.5 Hour Educational Opportunity


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and offers a 6.5-hour of educational opportunity for engineers and land surveyors in Connecticut.

This webinar is designed to qualify for 6.5 CLE hours for Connecticut attorneys and complies with applicable content and delivery requirements. Courses are not subject to pre-approval in Connecticut.

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

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Bridget M. D'Angelo

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Ms. D’Angelo’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of business and commercial real estate transactions, representing developers, institutions, corporations, families and individuals in development projects and real estate transactions. She has experience in many Connecticut communities and has closed transactions involving a broad range of real estate development structures and financing vehicles. Ms. D’Angelo also represents owners, sponsors and lenders of affordable housing developments utilizing numerous financing sources including federal, state and local funding programs, tax credit equity syndication and institutional loan financing. While studying at The University of Chicago Law School, she served as the Managing Editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law.

Robert E. Dahn, L.L.S.

Principal Surveyor and Managing Partner at Meehan & Goodin, Engineers-Surveyors, PC

Mr. Dahn brings over 35 years of direct experience to the management, scheduling and preparation of all types of land surveying projects. He is a past president of the National Society of Professional Surveyors having previously served as Area 1 Director and Vice President for NSPS. Mr. Dahn is a past president of the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors and a member of the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. He served as member of his Town’s Conservation Commission and a Trustee of the Joshua’s Land Trust. Mr. Dahn was named Surveyor of the Year in 2002 and Distinguished Surveyor in 2007 by the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors. His articles have appeared in several surveying society Publications.

Dave Hardy

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Mr. Hardy’s practice focuses on business and commercial disputes, including trials in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and appeals. He works diligently to align the legal and business objectives of his clients, while providing them with value. Mr. Hardy often handles litigation involving contracts, insurance coverage, construction and restrictive covenants. He also has extensive experience in litigating matters involving real property, including land use, tax appeals and actions involving title. A substantial component of Mr. Hardy’s legal work involves eminent domain cases. He represents both property owners and condemning authorities, including utility and energy companies and municipal agencies. In addition to his traditional litigation practice, Mr. Hardy regularly represents clients in applications and administrative proceedings before state agencies including the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), the Office of Health Strategy – formerly known as the Office of Health Care Access (OHCA), the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). He also has substantial experience in appealing agency decisions to the Connecticut Superior Court.

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