Jim In A Boat

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About Jim Lang - Trusted Virginia Waterfront, Maritime & Environmental Lawer

Jim Lang protects Virginians who live, work and play on the water, especially in proceedings before the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC). Although he routinely handles all aspects of waterfront (riparian property) law, maritime & admiralty law, and environmental law, clients consistently turn to Jim when they need help at the VMRC. His strong focus in this area gives him a major competitive advantage over those less skilled in this area, which consistently benefits his clients.

Examples include:

  • Assisted numerous waterfront property owners at hearings before the VMRC resulting in a permit denial for an 11 acre industrial-sized floating oyster aquaculture farm and, in another case, resulting in another applicant withdrawing an application for a 1.5 acre floating oyster aquaculture farm.
  • Assisting a client in proceedings at the VMRC to protect his property rights at a privately owned island in the Potomac River used for duck hunting.
  • Appeared before the VMRC in a successful effort to block installation of a large mooring facility that would have devalued our client's riparian property rights.
  • Helped a waterfront residential property owner gain approval from the VMRC to build a 254’ pier in the face of determined opposition from immediate neighbors.

Jim is an attorney at Pender & Coward, P.C. He built his team from his 35+ colleagues at Pender & Coward, P.C. They, like Jim, have the skills and experience you need in waterfront (riparian property) law, maritime & admiralty law, and environmental law. He infused in his team the same commitment to delivering value, accomplishment of mission and service to others that he learned during 25 years in the U.S. Navy (starting as an E-1 and ending as an O-5). 

Jim is a many-times-over published author and speaker. He is a board member of his civic league and, together with his wife Susan, mentors four at-risk youth through a social services program.