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Jim Lang and His Team Are Thought Leaders in Waterfront (Riparian) Property Rights Law, Maritime & Admiralty Law, and Environmental Law
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Waterfront Law Team Gets Muddy with Lynnhaven River NOW

April 19, 2022

On Saturday, April 9, the Waterfront Law Team volunteered with Lynnhaven River NOW to clean a finger of Lake Smith in Virginia Beach. Read the full article.

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Mitigating Impacts to Wetlands – Webinar Recap

April 8, 2022

If you missed out on our latest webinar, make sure to check out our recap, where we hear from Jim Lang, with the Waterfront Law Team, and Curtis Hickman, with Wetlands Studies as they discuss the use of credits from a wetland’s mitigation bank. Read the full article.

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Waterfront Access Rights: Virginia Court Considers Easement

March 14, 2022

Learn about waterfront access rights and pier building in the recent Virginia Supreme Court Case, Garner v. Joseph, regarding Virginia water law. Read the full article.

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Wetlands Law and Regulation in Virginia

March 3, 2022

Learn about the types of wetlands and which legal protections are offered in various federal and state wetland laws. Read the full article.

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Waterfront Law Team Supports Elizabeth River Project

February 16, 2022

On Saturday, February 12 the Waterfront Law Team volunteered with the Elizabeth River Project and their latest effort, Tree Henge. Read the full article.

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Wetlands Law and Regulation in Virginia – Webinar Recap

February 4, 2022

In our latest webinar, Jim Lang with the Waterfront Law Team and Brian Owen of MSA review how to identify wetlands, why wetlands matter, how wetlands are regulated, which activities do and do not require permits, and what’s involved with the permit Read the full article.

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Private Well Regulations in Virginia

January 26, 2022

Are you installing a private well to access groundwater? Learn more about how Virginia law applies to the installation and use of these private wells. Read the full article.

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The Oyster Industry in Norfolk

January 17, 2022

Our article, along with Tammy Woodward's paper, examine the rise and fall of the oyster industry in Norfolk, Virginia. Read the full article.

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Webinar Recap - Shoreline Property Boundaries

January 11, 2022

Watch our latest webinar where we discuss how the rules differ for shoreline on privately-owned bottom vs. shoreline that adjoins state-owned bottom, how deed language creates legal consequences and how the land surveyor addresses these challenges. Read the full article.

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