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

Building a Pier for Your Virginia Waterfront Property

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Oyster Aquaculture

Oyster Planting Ground Leases, Floating and Bottom Cages

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Wetlands

Virginia Wetlands Compliance and Provisions

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Poultry Farms

Industrial Farming Along the Eastern Shore

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Waterfront Land Development

Environmental Law Legal Services for Development

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Waterfront Property

Commercial and Residential Buildings on the Waterfront

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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.
Pier Case Victory for Homeowners in Fairfax County
Pier Case Victory for Homeowners in Fairfax County
Jim Lang, Jeff Wilson and the Waterfront Law Team won a riparian rights case in Fairfax County Circuit Court for a homeowners’ association community pier and boat slips. Read the full article.
Waterfront Law Team Volunteers at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve
Waterfront Law Team Volunteers at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve
On March 14, 2020, Jim Lang and the Waterfront Law Team helped resurface a trail at the Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve in Portsmouth, VA. Read the full article.
Can I Stop Jet Skiers, Boaters, and Fishers Who Park in the Water Next to My Waterfront Property?
Can I Stop Jet Skiers, Boaters, and Fishers Who Park in the Water Next to My Waterfront Property?
Learn more about how bottomland ownership can determine your control over the water body connected to your waterfront property, and how you can exert your riparian rights. Read the full article.

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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