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.
Helping Lynnhaven River NOW Weather the Pandemic
Helping Lynnhaven River NOW Weather the Pandemic
COVID-19's Affect on Lynnhaven River NOWOur Waterfront Law team is an active participant in Lynnhaven River NOW cleanup events. A non-profit organization, Lynnhaven River NOW relies on sponsorship and Read the full article.
Waterfront Law Team Thrilled to Sponsor the 2020 Walk the Watershed Campaign
Waterfront Law Team Thrilled to Sponsor the 2020 Walk the Watershed Campaign
Chesapeake Bay Foundation 2020 Walk the WatershedBecause of COVID-19, Walk the Watershed can be done virtually. People can register online and create teams or join individually to commit to walking Read the full article.
Enhanced Transparency In Spills Reporting in Virginia Waters Takes Effect July 1st
Enhanced Transparency In Spills Reporting in Virginia Waters Takes Effect July 1st
Amendments to Virginia code §62.1-44.5(b) and §62.1-44.19:6(b) take effect on July 1, 2020, markedly enhancing transparency in environmental reporting requirements for spills that reach state waters 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