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Presenter: David G. Ditto

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Casper, WY

Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
Casper, WY 82601
Phone: 307-266-6000

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:30 - 9:00 am

Morning Session:                9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 4:30 pm


   Defining easements
   Differences between easements, licenses, leases

Creation of Easements

   Written grant, contract or reservation 
   Survey plats and dedication 
   Easements created by implication 
   Easements created by prescription
   Easements of necessity 
   Irrevocable license/license coupled with an interest
   Easements created through estoppel

Characteristics of Easements

   Location and dimensions/vague or undefined easements
   Easements as appurtenant or gross
   Scope of use 
   Exclusive and non-exclusive

Construction and Interpretation of Easements

   Express easements 
   Missing or incomplete terms

Conflicts between Easement and Fee Interest

   Servient and dominant estates
   Expansion of use and increased burden
   Surface easements for exploration and production of minerals
   Wyoming’s split estate law - W.S. 30-5-401-410

Conflicts between Competing Easements

   First in time, first in right? 
   What constitutes interference?

Enforcement of Easements

   Temporary restraining order/injunction
   Quiet title Declaratory judgment

Eminent Domain

   What is eminent domain?
   Distinction between public use and public purpose
   Who is authorized to condemn property
   Preliminary requirements to condemn
   Procedure of an eminent domain case


   Good faith negotiations 
   Attorney involvement in negotiations

Just Compensation

   Standards for measuring just compensation
   Recognized valuation methodologies
   Compensation for partial takings and easements
   Use of comparable sales for partial takings
   Evidence in eminent domain cases

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Landmen
  • Title Insurance Professionals

     6.0 Wyoming CLE Hours
           (.5 Ethics Hour)

Professional Engineers &
Professional Land Surveyors
    6.0 Wyoming CPC Units/PDHs

Wyoming Title Insurance
     6.0 General Cont. Ed. Hours

Professional Landmen
     6.0 AAPLCredits

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. The Wyoming State Bar has approved this course for 6.0 CLE hours, including .5 hour of ethics, for attorneys.

This seminar offers 6.0 CPC units to Wyoming professional engineers and land surveyors to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Wyoming engineers and land surveyors with continuing education requirements in other states will be able to apply the continuing education credits earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The American Association of Professional Landmen has accredited this course for 5.5 RL, RPL or CPL recertification credits, 0.0 CPL/ESA credits, and 0.5 ethics credits for a total of 6.0 credits.

The Wyoming Department of Insurance has approved this course for 6.0 general classroom continuing education credits intended for title insurance producers.

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.


David G. Ditto

David G. Ditto is a partner in the office of ALG Law in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mr. Ditto’s practice focuses primarily on real estate litigation relating to easements and eminent domain, including electric transmission easements, oil and gas easements, access easements, subsurface gas storage easements, fiber optics and telecommunications, roads and highways, and other linear assets and facilities. For the past 13 years, he has conducted an annual full-day seminar on easements and eminent domain. Mr. Ditto also lectures at various other seminars on easement issues. He wrote the Wyoming Handbook on Easements, Eminent Domain & Split Estates, and also wrote the Wyoming section of the American Bar Association’s 50-State Compendium on Eminent Domain. Mr. Ditto is a member of the International Right of Way Association, the American Bar Association, and the Colorado and Wyoming State Bar associations. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Wyoming and Colorado. In his spare time (ha, ha) Mr. Ditto enjoys mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding and wakeboarding with his wife and children.

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.