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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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Does the Property Line Move When the Shoreline Changes at my Waterfront Property?

December 16, 2021

Finding the property boundary at the shoreline is highly fact-specific. It can also be complicated. Read on to learn more. Read the full article.

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Virginia Groundwater Law and Water Use Restrictions

November 16, 2021

Learn about Virginia groundwater usage restrictions and state-specific regulatory water laws. Read the full article.

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CERCLA: Can I Be Sued If An Offsite Facility Mishandles My Hazardous Materials?

November 15, 2021

Learn the important details and processes involved in CERCLA (Superfund Act). Read the full article.

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Surface Water Withdrawal and Riparian Property Rights

October 19, 2021

Surface water withdrawal is one of Virginia’s riparian property rights. If you have questions about your rights, contact the Waterfront Law team. Read the full article.

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Webinar Recap

October 6, 2021

In our latest webinar, we learn why the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is a must when purchasing commercial real estate. Read the full article.