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Presenter: Matthew R. Hansen and 3 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Seattle, WA

Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-448-9444

This seminar is closed or full.


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 - 4:30 pm

Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements
D. Kerruish

   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
K. Williams

   Identifying potential rights-of-way
   Negotiating and valuing easements
   Rights included in right-of-way
   Landowner rights
   Maintenance of rights-of-way
   Alterations and encroachments

Understanding Utility Easements and Rights of Way
J. Walker

   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 communication
   Basis for and definition of the easement
   Encroachments and interferences
   Environmental issues
   Condemnation law
   Current issues involving utility easements

Eminent Domain Law
K. Williams

   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
M. Hansen

   Condemnation process for government use
   Hearing and right of appeal
   Valuing the property taken
   Condemnation process for utility and other quasi-public use

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Paralegals/Legal Assistants
  • Limited Practice Officer

     6.5 Washington CLE Hours

Washington Paralegals
     6.5 CLE Hours

Washington LPOs
     6.5 Law & Legal Procedure Hours

Engineers & Land Surveyors
     6.5 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It has been approved by the Washington State Bar Association for 6.5 CLE hours for attorneys. The WSBA approval extends to Washington paralegals.

The Limited Practice Board of the Washington State Bar Association has approved this course for 6.5 Law & Legal Procedure hours for limited practice officers.

This course offers 6.5 PDHs to Washington professional engineers and land surveyors, to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Washington.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Matthew R. Hansen

Partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP in Seattle, WA
Mr. Hansen is the leader of the Condemnation & Real Estate Valuation team and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Litigation practice team. In connection with his active condemnation practice, he advises and represents both municipal agencies and property owners regarding substantive and procedural eminent domain law. Mr. Hansen is also an active real estate litigator, representing and counseling clients in all aspects of real property litigation, commercial litigation, and commercial landlord-tenant law, including lease negotiations, disputes, workouts and unlawful detainer actions. He is a frequent guest speaker on legal issues involving eminent domain law and has served as author and editor for a number of state and national legal treatises on the topic. Mr. Hansen is the immediate past president of the Puget Sound Chapter of the International Right of Way Association and serves the Association as its vice-chair to the International Ethics Committee.

David S. Kerruish

Owner at David S. Kerruish, P.S., in Seattle, WA
Mr. Kerruish is a sole practitioner of law, emphasizing real estate and business law. His real estate expertise focuses on the development, construction, sale and financing of residential and commercial projects. A significant portion of his work concerns the creation of covenants and easements, the resolution of boundary and property use issues, and the formation of agreements involving land owners. His clients are residential and commercial contractors and subcontractors, brokers, escrow agents, lenders, property managers, investors, sellers and buyers. Mr. Kerruish received his B.S. degree from Oregon State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.

Jacqualyne J. Walker

Associate at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP in Seattle, WA
Ms. Walker is a member of the Condemnation, Real Estate, and Litigation teams. Her practice focuses on complex commercial and business litigation, including eminent domain, residential and commercial real estate, product liability, class action, and contract disputes. As part of her condemnation practice, she advises and represents municipal agencies and property owners regarding eminent domain law. Her real property litigation practice includes representation of individuals and businesses regarding landlord-tenant issues, contract disputes, restrictive covenants, land use, zoning and boundary disputes. Prior to joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Ms. Walker negotiated multimillion dollar contracts between The Boeing Company and its suppliers. She received her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law.

Kinnon W. Williams

Shareholder at Inslee, Best, Doezie & Ryder, PS, in Bellevue, WA
With a focus on eminent domain and municipal law, Mr. Williams is regarded as one of the leading eminent domain trial attorneys in Washington state, having represented both public entities and private property owners in negotiations, mediation, and bench and jury trials, including successfully arguing cases before the Washington State Supreme Court. He provides special and general legal counsel to local governments including cities, fire departments, and utilities. Mr. Williams offers a comprehensive approach to local governments’ legal needs, whether dealing with a specific legal issue or providing day-to-day counsel. He is co-authorof the 2010 Washington State Bar Association Real Property Deskbook Chapter on eminent domain, and he is a frequent lecturer and participant in continuing legal education and trade association seminars on eminent domain and inverse condemnation.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.