Protecting Virginians
who live, work, and
play on the water
Using waterfront (riparian) property rights law,
maritime & admiralty law, and environmental law
to protect the rights of Virginians.

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Virginia Waterfront, Maritime & Environmental Law Firm

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.
In the Community: Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore Bike Tour
In the Community: Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore Bike Tour
Read Our Latest Quick Take: On Saturday, October 26, 2019 our Waterfront Property Law team had the honor of sponsoring the Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore “Between the Waters” bike tour. This annual event draws hundreds of riders from around Virginia and beyond. Read the full article.
Five things to consider before building a pier in Virginia
Five things to consider before building a pier in Virginia
Building a pier on Virginia waterfront property is complex. Here are the 5 things you need to consider - include pier permits, the cost to build a pier, and riparian rights. Read the full article.
Virginia Riparian Property Rights Law Firm Supports Lake Windsor Cleanup
Virginia Riparian Property Rights Law Firm Supports Lake Windsor Cleanup
Waterfront Property Law Team attorneys help to remove nearly 1,000 pounds of styroforam, bottles, cans, straws, cups and other assorted litter from Lake Windsor (please feel free to improve) Read the full article.

How can we help you?

Fill in the information (to the right) to reach Jim Lang and his team. If you prefer you can email Jim at jlang@pendercoward.com or call (757) 502-7326.

If this is a maritime emergency, call or text Tom Berkley 24 hours a day at (757) 572-2657