Virginia Environmental Law & Waterfront Property Rights Resources

Jim Lang and His Team Are Thought Leaders in Waterfront (Riparian) Property Rights Law, Maritime & Admiralty Law, and Environmental Law
Dredging Lake

VMRC's New Marine "Fast Track" Permit for Disposing of Dredge Spoils

June 11, 2019

Riparian property rights and environmental attorney Jim Lang explains the regulation the VMRC adopted that creates a "fast track" permit process for disposal of dredge spoils in Hampton roads. Read the full article.

Flooded Neighborhood

Virginia's Rising Sea Level Needs a Regional Solution

June 10, 2019

Riparian property rights attorney Jeff Wilson notes that Virginia is handling sea level rise and increased flooding in a piecemeal way and that a regional approach would be better. Read the full article.

Ghost Forest

How VA Riparian Property Owners Are Threatened by Rising Sea Levels

June 7, 2019

Riparian Property Rights attorney Jeff Wilson explains how coastal flooding creates "Ghost Forests", hurts farmers, and describes the ineffective response by Virginia state government Read the full article.

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Waterfront Law Firm's 'Clean the Bay Day' at Indian River Park

June 1, 2019

Waterfront Property Law Team attorneys Jim Lang, Tom Berkley, Jeff Wilson, Bryan Peeples, other Pender & Coward attorneys, employees, and family join with Chesapeake Bay Foundation to remove 200 pounds of trash from a creek in Chesapeake, Virginia Read the full article.

Ship on barge

Deciphering Navigational Warranties in Marine Insurance Contracts of Adhesion

May 20, 2019

Maritime and Admiralty Law attorney (and licensed insurance agent) Tom Berkley explains the Navigational Warranty Clause in Marine Insurance Contracts Read the full article.

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VA Riparian & Waterfront Property Rights at April 2019 VMRC Meeting

May 7, 2019

Jim Lang gives a summary of the April 2019 Virginia Marine Resources Commission Meeting. Read the full article.

Jim Lang and Team Pulling Trash From Little Neck Creek in Virginia Beach

Leading Waterfront Law Firm Cleans Little Neck Creek, Virginia

May 4, 2019

Waterfront Property Law Team attorney Jim Lang, other Pender & Coward attorneys, employees and family join with Lynnhaven River Now to remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Little Neck creek in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Read the full article.

Sunset in the wetlands

VA Tidal Wetlands Violations in Review from an Environmental Lawyer

April 11, 2019

Pender & Coward waterfront law attorney Bryan Peeples discusses Virginia tidal wetlands regulations, violations, penalties and steps to avoid being charged with a tidal wetlands violation in his article Read the full article.

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VA Riparian & Waterfront Property Rights at March 2019 VMRC Meeting

April 9, 2019

Bryan Peeples gives a summary of the March 2019 Virginia Marine Resources Commission Meeting. Read the full article.

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