An easement is the legal right to use another person or company's property for a particular purpose. For example, the utility company might have an easement to run electrical cables across your property. A right-of-way easement allows someone to cross your property to access their own property. However, easements don't end simply because land changes hands. As a property owner, a real estate attorney who has easement experience can help you obtain an easement or terminate an existing easement.