Bryan protects waterfront (riparian) property rights. His focus is Virginia aquaculture and maritime law, including the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; the Virginia Primary Sand Dune and Beaches Act; and the Virginia Tidal Wetlands Act. Contact Bryan at (757) 490-6283 or email@example.com.
Posts From Bryan Peeples
A New Tool to Manage Eastern Shore Groundwater Usage
March 13, 2023
Our team has closely followed the evolution of groundwater regulations on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a particular focus on the impact upon the limited groundwater supplies caused by the numerous large poultry operations which make up a majority Read the full article.
Virginia Law and Regulation Regarding Dam Safety
June 23, 2022
Virginia is home to thousands of dams both public and private. With so many dams it should come as no surprise that clients often contact our waterfront law team with legal questions pertaining to dams. In this article we will attempt to answer Read the full article.
Virginia Land and Water Law: Ownership and Access Seminar Recap
August 24, 2021
Experienced riparian rights attorney, Bryan Peeples, led a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar which provided a comprehensive overview of riparian property rights for waterfront property owners. Read the full article.
Am I Civilly Liable for Property Damage, Death or Injury Occurring on the Water Near my Waterfront Property?
April 13, 2021
Learn how best to protect yourself and your property from civil liabilities with our quick guide on riparian property laws and waterfront property liability. Read the full article.
Bryan Peeples To Provide CLE Seminar on Basic Riparian Property Rights on April 17, 2021
April 13, 2021
Join riparian rights attorney Bryan Peeples on April 17, 2021 for an educational seminar to learn more about your waterfront property rights. Read the full article.
State Water Control Board Adopts More Stringent Requirements for Poultry Industry
January 22, 2021
Read more about VA's State Water Control Board's new amendment requirements for poultry operators, brokers who transfer poultry waste, and for the “end-users” who receive poultry waste. Read the full article.
Poultry Processing's Effect on Economic Growth, Human Health, and the Environment
June 18, 2020
Our environmental law team examines the pandemic's effect on Accomack County, already suffering from the environmental impact of the poultry industry. Read the full article.
Poultry Farms In Virginia - Eastern Shore Environmental Impact of Chicken Farming
April 3, 2020
Last year I published an article on this blog called Large Poultry Farming Operations Harm the VA Eastern Shore Environment. Since that article was published, there have been several developments Read the full article.
Pier Case Victory for Homeowners in Fairfax County
March 20, 2020
Jim Lang, Jeff Wilson and the Waterfront Law Team won a riparian rights case in Fairfax County Circuit Court for a homeowners’ association community pier and boat slips. Read the full article.
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