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Presenter: Glen Hansen and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Oakland, CA

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakland Airport
77 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 510-638-7777

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 
G. Hansen

   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 
G. Hansen, B. Manning

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

Understanding Utility Easements and Rights of Way 
G. Hansen, B. Manning

   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
   Nature and scope of the easement 
   Encroachments and interferences 
   Environmental issues
   Condemnation law 
   Current issues involving utility easements

The Eminent Domain Law 
B. Manning

   Understanding the power of eminent domain
      • Source of the power of eminent domain
      • History of the exercise of the power of eminent domain 
      • Types of eminent domain “takings”
   Condemnation process and procedure
      • Precondemnation offer and negotiation 
      • Expert discovery 
      • Resolution of necessity
   Settlement discussions
      • Complaint
      • Final offer and demand
      • Right to take challenges
      • Pretrial issues
      • Prejudgment possession 
      • Trial
      • Pre-exchange discovery 
      • Appeal 
      • Exchange of expert information
   Condemnation process for utility and other quasi-public use - How does it differ? 
   Current issues in eminent domain

Just Compensation – What Does It Really Mean? 
B. Manning

   Just compensation: valuing the property taken and severance damages 
      • Just compensation defined
      • Fair market value
      • Severance damages
      • Project benefits

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Title Insurance Professionals

California Attorneys
     6.5 CLE Hours

California Engineers
and Land Surveyors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Title Insurance Producers
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 CLE hours to California attorneys. HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE provider in California (Provider No. 8370).

This course offers a 6.5 non-credit continuing education opportunity to California professional engineers and land surveyors. It may qualify for continuing education credit in other states. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This event also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to California title insurance producers.

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. 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.


Glen Hansen

Senior Counsel at Abbott & Kindermann, LLP

Mr. Hansen litigates disputes involving real estate law, land use, environmental matters, and commercial transactions. He frequently litigates, writes about, and teaches at conferences on easements and boundary disputes. Mr. Hansen graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in American Studies from Biola University in La Mirada, California. He earned his law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Among his many interests and community involvements, Mr. Hansen serves as an officer with the Real Property Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association and as a Dispute Resolution Conference pro-tem judge for the El Dorado County Superior Court.

Brian Manning

Partner, Desmond, Nolan, Livaich, & Cunningham

Mr. Manning is a partner practicing in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, real estate, and civil trial and litigation at Desmond, Nolan, Livaich, & Cunningham. DNLC is one of U.S. News & World Reports 2011-2018 best law firms in eminent domain. Mr. Manning has been named a rising star in eminent domain by Super Lawyers (2013-2018) and included in Who’s Who In America since 2012 (a national publication established in 1899). He is a member of the Condemnation Attorney’s Group. Mr. Manning has a client review rating of “preeminent” on Martindale Hubbell. He primarily represents property and business owners in eminent domain cases. Mr. Manning has represented clients in direct condemnation cases requiring total and partial takes in public projects involving gas pipelines, flood control, water conveyance, transportation, sewer projects, energy transmission, and other public works projects. He has successfully represented clients in fighting the government’s right to take the property, and he works on a daily basis to ensure DNLC’s clients achieve their constitutional right to just compensation. Mr. Manning has handled numerous Court of Appeal cases involving condemnation. In addition to condemnation, Mr. Manning represents individuals and businesses in general real estate matters, including land use and development, easements, purchase and sale agreements, leases, and environmental issues.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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