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Presenter: Michael B. Davis

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Fairfax, VA

Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax
3950 Fair Ridge Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: 703-385-7774

This seminar is closed or full.

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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Title Insurance Professionals

Attorneys 
     6.5 Virginia CLE Hours

Title Insurance Producers
     8.0 Title Hours

Engineers & Land Surveyors
     6.5 CE Hours


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. The Virginia MCLE Board has approved this event for 6.5 CLE hours, including 0.0 ethics hours, for attorneys.

The Virginia Insurance Continuing Education Board has approved this activity for 8.0 Title continuing education credits for insurance producers. Full attendance is required for credit reporting.

This seminar offers 6.5 continuing education hours to Virginia professional engineers and land surveyors to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Virginia.

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.

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.

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.