Month: August 2021

The ABA publishes Dean Alterman’s book “How to Draft Easements”

Dean Alterman’s second book, How to Draft Easements, came out in print this month.  It’s published by the Real Property, Trusts and Estates section of the American Bar Association and follows by six years his first book, How to Build a Real Estate Law Practice, also published by the ABA.  The book explains the basic legal doctrines behind easements and easement agreements, describes how to draft five different types of easement agreements, and concludes by listing ten ways to misdraft an easement agreement.   His goal in writing the book was to help lawyers “draft easement agreements to reduce the chance that your clients find themselves in court arguing about their rights.  Litigation is a blunt and expensive tool with which to settle a dispute.”