We Protect your Waterfront, Maritime, and Environmental Rights
Over 30 years of experience defending Virginians who live, work, and play on the water.

Do you know your rights?


Piers and Docks

Building a Pier or Dock for Your Virginia Waterfront Property

LEARN MORE

Oyster Icon

Oyster Aquaculture

Oyster Planting Ground Leases, Floating and Bottom Cages

LEARN MORE

Wetland Icon

Wetlands

Virginia Wetlands Compliance and Provisions

LEARN MORE

Barn Icon

Poultry Farms

Industrial Farming Along the Eastern Shore

LEARN MORE

Land Development Icon

Waterfront Land Development

Environmental Law Legal Services for Development

LEARN MORE

Waterfront Property Icon

Waterfront Property

Commercial and Residential Buildings on the Waterfront

LEARN MORE

Our Team is Here to Help You

GET YOUR CONSULTATION

 

Our Experienced Team of Attorneys

Jim Lang and his team at Pender & Coward, P.C. work hard to protect the rights of Virginians who live, work, and play on the 3,285 square miles of water in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Jim and his team have decades of experience taking care of people like you throughout Virginia in all matters related to waterfront (riparian) property rights,
maritime & admiralty law, and environmental law.

 

In The Community

Going the extra mile. For Jim Lang, his fellow attorneys, and staff members at Pender & Coward, P.C., this Restore the Shore community service project was the natural next step in a more than three-year highly successful legal effort to clear an inlet of some 30 hulking, rusting vessels. Watch the video below to learn the story of the Restore The Shore Project.

"Jim's maritime background was really essential to putting this all together."

- Bob Kerr, Kerr Environmental Services

Recent Articles Written By Jim Lang and The Team

Jim Lang and his team are published authors and thought leaders in waterfront (riparian) property rights law, maritime & admiralty law, and environmental law.
Defining Riparian Rights at the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
Defining Riparian Rights at the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
Presenting At the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar AssociationPender & Coward’s very own Bryan Peeples will be presenting at the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association on Wednesday, September 16, about riparian Read the full article.
Cleaning Up Oak Springs Park with Lynnhaven River NOW
Cleaning Up Oak Springs Park with Lynnhaven River NOW
Learn how our waterfront law team participated in a Lynnhaven River NOW cleanup event, and the work Lynnhaven River NOW is doing for Virginia Beach. Read the full article.
Virginia’s New Battle Plan Against Flood - Effective July 1, 2020
Virginia’s New Battle Plan Against Flood - Effective July 1, 2020
Learn about Virginia's flooding problem, and HB 1313, its new battle plan against it. Read the full article.

Contact Our Team of Experienced Lawyers

Fill in the information (to the right) to reach Jim Lang and his team.

 

Contact Jim Lang

Email: jlang@pendercoward.com

Phone: (757) 502-7326.

 

Maritime Emergency?

Call or text Tom Berkley 24 hours a day

Phone: (757) 572-2657