Bryan Peeples

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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

Posts From Bryan Peeples

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Smithfield Foods Partners with Dominion Energy to Produce Environmentally-Friendly Power from Hog Manure

December 6, 2019

Learn More About How Smithfield Foods Has Partnered with Dominion Energy to produce environmentally-friendly power from hog manure in the Virginia Commonwealth. Read the full article.

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Attending Virginia’s Eastern Shore Northampton County Comprehensive Plan Meeting

November 26, 2019

Bryan Peeples attends Virginia’s November Eastern Shore Northampton County Comprehensive Plan meeting to discuss the Comprehensive Plan with the Commonwealth. Read the full article.

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Speaking at The Virginia Water Laws And Regulations Seminar

November 19, 2019

Read Our Latest Quick Take: Bryan Peeples of the Waterfront Law team will be attending the Virginia Water Laws and Regulations Seminar to talk about Virginia riparian law & waterfront laws on January 24th 2020. This event is open to the public and Read the full article.

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In the Community: Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore Bike Tour

November 13, 2019

Read Our Latest Quick Take: On Saturday, October 26, 2019 our Waterfront Property Law team had the honor of sponsoring the Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore “Between the Waters” bike tour. This annual event draws hundreds of riders from around Read the full article.

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Five Things to Consider Before Building a Pier in Virginia

November 9, 2019

Building a pier on Virginia waterfront property is complex. Here are the 5 things you need to consider - include pier permits, the cost to build a pier, and riparian rights. Read the full article.

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Waterfront Property Rights for Parking Cars at your Beach Property

July 19, 2019

Riparian property rights attorney Bryan Peeples (with assistance from summer associate Ross Broudy) explains the rules that allow waterfront property owners in Virginia Beach to protect a parking spot from intrusion by non-resident beachgoers. Read the full article.

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Perdue Chicken Plant's Fire Threatens Virginia Waterfront Properties

July 19, 2019

Riparian property rights and environmental attorney Bryan Peeples alerts Eastern Shore residents of hazards caused by a chemical fire at the Perdue chicken processing plant. Read the full article.

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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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