Agenda

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8:00 – 8:30 am EST
Morning Session
8:30 – 11:55 am EST
Break
11:55 am – 12:25 pm EST
Afternoon Session
12:25 – 3:50 pm EST

 

Presented by:
Michael B. Davis

Agenda
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
Maintaining easements
Knowing when and how to terminate easements
Obstructing use of easements and determining remedies for obstruction

Creating and Managing Highway Rights-of-Way
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

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
Maintenance
Environmental issues
Condemnation law
Current issues involving utility easements

Eminent Domain Law
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
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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Credits

Maryland Attorneys
Non-Credit CLE

Professional Engineers &
Land Surveyors
6.5 Maryland PDHs

Maryland Title
Insurance Producers
Pending

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers Maryland attorneys a non-credit CLE opportunity.

This course offers 6.5 PDHs to Maryland professional engineers and land surveyors. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Maryland engineers and land surveyors.

HalfMoon Education has submitted this course for approval to The Maryland Insurance Administration. This application is currently pending. Visit this course listing at www.halfmoonseminars.org for updates on this credit.

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).

Speakers

Michael B. Davis

Land Surveyor with Dewberry
Mr. Davis is a professional land surveyor in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia, with over 30 years of experience. This varied experience includes small individual boundary surveys, surveys for both commercial and residential land development projects, ALTA Land Title Surveys, and surveys for long range transportation projects, including rail and highway. In addition, Mr. Davis is an adjunct faculty professor at the Community College of Baltimore County in the Surveying/Civil Engineering program. Classes taught include Elementary Surveying, Survey Computations, Topographic Mapping, Sediment Control and Hydrology, and Storm Drain Design. In 2016, Mr. Davis was awarded the Russell E. Lowman Memorial Educational award from the Maryland Society of Surveyors for his contribution to the education of surveyors.