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Friday, November 3, 2023
9:00 am – 4:30 pm EDT

Presented by: Knud E. Hermansen

Easement Definitions

Parts of an Easement

Legally Important Categories of Easements

  • Appurtenant v. in-gross
  • Public v. private

Rights Associated with Easements

  • Correlative rights
  • Utilities in access easements
  • Use of easements
  • Obstructing easements

Easement Creation

  • Reservation
  • Eminent domain
  • Common law
  • Express grants
  • Prescription
  • Implied
    • Subdivision and sale
    • Quasi
    • Call as boundary
    • Necessity
  • Dedication
  • Prescription
  • Estoppel

Terminating Easements

  • Express
  • Condemnation
  • Discontinuance
  • Abandonment
  • Express condition
  • Foreclosure
  • Forfeiture
  • Obsolescence
  • Unity of title

Boundaries Involving Easements

  • Easements boundaries
  • Property boundaries in easements

Claims and Litigating Easements

  • Steps in litigating an easement
  • Experts
  • Pleadings
  • Overburdening
  • Stranger to the deed
  • Prescription claims
  • Improper descriptions

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Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

Land Surveyors:
6.5 PDHs

6.5 CLE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for up to 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors in Maine for whom this subject matter is professionally relevant. Courses and providers are not subject to pre-approval in Maine.

The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar CLE has approved this course in the live webinar format for 6.5 CLE hours. This approval does not apply to the on-demand version of this course.

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On-Demand Credits

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Knud Hermansen, PSM, PE, Ph.D., Esq. (ME Only)

Land Surveyor

Dr. Hermansen is a professional land surveyor, professional engineer, and attorney at law. He earned his undergraduate degree and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, his M.S. degree in Surveying and Mapping from the University of Wisconsin, and a law degree from West Virginia University. He taught law, engineering, and surveying at the University of Maine, and he actively practices in the areas of land development, real estate, construction, professional liability, mediation, arbitration, and boundary location. Dr. Hermansen is the author or co-author of several articles and law reviews on surveying, land development, easements, and boundary retracement, including several Maine State Bar Association practice series.

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