Rights of Way Contracts

Course Description: In the class the participants will learn about the various types of right of way and what conditions should be included in the Right of Way Application and the Grant of Easement for Right of Way. The standard right of way form is two pages and does not include all the conditions to protect the trust and allow landowners to maximize their income. The Grant should include prohibitions and penalties for failure to perform. The term of right of way will be discussed and why the “without limitation as to term” is generally inadequate. This course will cover the major issues in researching different companies and the concerns you should have regarding the companies applying for rights of way on Federal Indian Lands. Participants will work in teams and prepare a contract and will research utility rights of way to determine the key issues that need to be addressed in the contract. It will be helpful (but not a requirement) to bring a laptop computer.