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

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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.
Virginia Chooses Living Shorelines to Protect Against Erosion
Virginia Chooses Living Shorelines to Protect Against Erosion
Our experienced waterfront law team dives into Virginia SB 776. Learn more about how living shorelines and erosion impact waterfront properties. Read the full article.
Waterfront Law Team Volunteers for Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve in July
Waterfront Law Team Volunteers for Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve in July
Learn more about the work our experienced riparian rights law team did with Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Read the full article.
Fairfax County Case Determines Easement Holder Rights
Fairfax County Case Determines Easement Holder Rights
Fairfax County court case determines riparian rights and easement rights for easement holders. 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