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Presenter: Michael B. Davis

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Roanoke, VA

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 16274

Product Number: 19 VAEROWED 9 10 CDMN MB

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:

Description:

This audio recording is approximately 8 hours in length and is available for $289 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:40 pm


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

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.