Virginia Easements, Rights-of-Way and Eminent Domain
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8:00 – 8:30 am EST
8:30- 11:55 am EST
11:55 am – 12:25 pm EST
12:25 – 4:00 pm EST
Michael B. Davis
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
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
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
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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Engineers & Land Surveyors
6.5 Credit Hours
Virginia Insurance Producers
8.0 Title Insurance Hours
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to Virginia professional engineers and land surveyors. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Virginia.
This course or program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 6.5 hours of credit, of which 0.0 hours will also apply in the area of legal ethics or professionalism.
The Virginia Insurance Continuing Education Board has approved this event for 8.0 title insurance continuing education hours (Course ID 223498).
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).
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.