3.5 TOTAL CREDITS (3.5 professional practice)
This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months).
NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education is an accredited provider in the States of New York, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
BY ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL
- Learn how easements are created both expressly and impliedly
- Learn how to distinguish easements from other interests in real property
- Learn how to differentiate between permissible and impermissible uses of easements
- Learn the legal standard necessary to relocate an existing easement
- Learn how to identify whether an easement has been extinguished.
This three hour course provides an overview of the types of easements recognized in New York and the requisite elements necessary to establish each type as well as how to distinguish easements from licenses or other interests in real property. This course will also overview the methods by which easements can be used, maintained, relocated, transferred or extinguished pursuant to New York State Law.
Topics to be addressed include: the creation of express easements by reservation or by grant, permanent easements, temporary easements, easements in gross, implied easements, paper street easements and prescriptive easements as well as maintenance, repair and improvements to easements, obstruction and interference with easements, and the extinguishment of easements by adverse possession, conveyance, condemnation, or abandonment.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Real Estate Attorneys
- Real Property Attorneys
- Estate Attorneys
- Litigation Counsel
- Land Surveyors
- Title Abstractors
- Those attorneys who represent sellers and purchasers of real property including attorneys who represent estates, which may convey real property, as well as title company attorneys and those attorneys whose clients are land developers creating subdivisions with private and/or public roads. This course would also be valuable to litigation attorneys that handle real property disputes or that handle the malpractice claims of real estate attorneys, title companies and land surveyors.
Laura E. Ayers, Esq., was admitted to the New York State Bar in January of 2004 and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York in March of 2004. In February of 2004 Laura joined an experienced solo practitioner to form a law firm in Montgomery County where she was a partner until May of 2010. Within six weeks of being admitted to the New York State Bar, Laura was conducting the direct examination of witnesses during a trial in a Schoharie County Supreme Court action regarding access to property over the Old Lansing Turnpike aka Horey Road in the Towns of Blenhiem and Gilboa, Schoharie County.
Working in a small, two attorney firm provided Laura with the opportunity for immediate court experience and to develop valuable legal skills, which would have taken years to receive in other employment situations. Laura has learned the value of developing personal relationships with her clients and maintaining frequent interaction with them from the commencement of any given case through its conclusion.
Laura has handled property cases in 26 of the 62 Counties of the State of New York. Laura is an active member of the New York State Bar Association - Environmental Law section and Real Property section. Laura is also a member of the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce.
Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1997 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Laura majored in Biochemistry/Biophysics with a concentration in Literature. In 2000 Laura enrolled at Albany Law School of Union University where she received her Juris Doctor degree in 2003.