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 - 5:00 pm
Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements E. D. McNamara Jr.
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
Knowing when and how to terminate easements
Obstructing use of easements and determining remedies for obstruction
Creating and Managing Highway Rights-of-Way J. Cole Helfrich
Identifying potential rights-of-way
Rights included in right-of-way
Maintenance of right-of-way
Negotiating and valuing easements
Alterations and encroachments
Understanding Utility Easements and Rights of Way J. Cole Helfrich
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
Current issues involving utility easements
Eminent Domain Law and Condemnation Practice J. Cole Helfrich
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
• Hearing and right of appeal
• Valuing the property taken
Condemnation process for utility and other quasi-public use
Trespass, Adverse Possession and Other Unauthorized Access to Land J. Cole Helfrich
Elements of civil trespass to land
Reviewing the history of adverse possession
Maintaining a claim for adverse possession
• Statute of limitations
• Elements of a claim
Defending against a claim for adverse possession
Examining recent adverse possession cases
Who Should Attend
- Land Surveyors
Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
7.0 Illinois CLE Hours
7.0 Indiana CLE Hours
8.0 Wisconsin CLE Hours
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public. This course offers 7.0 PDHs to Illinois professional engineers and land surveyors. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Illinois.
Engineers and land surveyors seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
The Illinois MCLE Board has approved this course for 7.0 MCLE general credit hours for attorneys.
This course has been approved for 7.0 CLE hours for Indiana attorneys and 8.0 CLE hours, including 1.0 EPR credit, for Wisconsin attorneys.
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.
J. Cole Helfrich
Craig R. Knoche & Associates, P.C.
Mr. Helfrich first picked up a plumb bob in 1971 for Webster & Associates. From tape-and-transit to GPS, and from mortgage surveys to shopping centers, he has his seal on well over a billion dollars of commercial, residential and institutional developments and transactions in 22 counties in Illinois. Mr. Helfrich has enjoyed working with countless prominent developers, attorneys and other professionals in the field and the office. His specialties include real estate law, boundaries and boundary law, easements, rights-of- way and other encumbrances and servitudes, statutory and common-law plats, ALTA surveys, topography, building and site layout, construction- and project-management as well as land development consulting. Mr. Helfrich is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association. For the last 23 years he has been principal land surveyor with Craig R. Knoche & Associates, P.C., in Geneva.
Edward D. McNamara Jr.
McNamara & Evans
Mr. McNamara is an attorney who practices in transportation, public utilities, and civil litigation. He was born in Springfield and was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1968, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois in 1969, and U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in 1972. He graduated from St. Louis University in 1965 and received his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1968. Mr. McNamara is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Sangamon County Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association, where he is chair of the Public Utilities & Transportation Law Section Council. He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Joint Committee on Illinois Commerce Commission Rules of Practice. He is a member of the Vermilion County and the Sangamon County bar associations, the Illinois State Bar’s Section on Public Utilities and Transportation Law, and the Transportation Lawyers Association.
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