Jim Lang

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Jim uses waterfront (riparian) property rights law, maritime & admiralty law, and environmental law to protect Virginians who live, work and play on the water. Contact Jim at (757) 502-7326 or jlang@pendercoward.com.

Posts from Jim Lang

Waterfront Law Attorney Published in VTLA Examiner Magazine

July 1, 2024

Earlier this month, Waterfront Law attorney, Jim Lang, was published in the Virginia Trial Lawyer Association's publication, Examiner Magazine. Jim's article highlights the difference between littoral rights vs. riparian rights and how these rights... Read the full article.

VMRC and Oyster Farms in Virginia - How to get Oyster Leases and More

June 18, 2024

Oyster aquaculture is not only an important part of the Virginia economy, but it also plays a vital role in improving Virginia's waters. Read the full article.

A Virginia Wetlands Case Tests the Limits of Sackett

May 14, 2024

In May 2023 the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Sackett v. EPA, eliminated the federal government’s ability to regulate a certain category of wetlands. The result in U.S. v. Chameleon LLC and Layne could change this. Read on to learn more. Read the full article.

Waterfront Law Team Supports Lynnhaven River NOW’s 22nd Annual Oyster Roast

May 13, 2024

The Waterfront Law Team was thrilled to support the 22nd Lynnhaven River NOW Annual Oyster Roast at Rudee Inlet. The event raises funds to support Lynnhaven River NOW’s Pearl outreach and education programs. Read the full article.

Lawsuit to Prove Ownership of Streambed Based on a King’s Grant

April 17, 2024

Read on to learn how the Waterfront Law Team recently went to court and used the Virginia law of King's Grants to help a waterfront property owner establish ownership rights to a stream running through their property. Read the full article.

Virginia ESC - Stormwater Management

March 21, 2024

Virginia merges its Erosion and Sediment Control Program with its Stormwater Management Program and reissues the VPDES Construction General Permit. Read the full article.

The Waterfront Law Team Supports MLK Community Unity Celebration on the Eastern Shore of Virginia

January 23, 2024

On Monday, January 15th, Martin Luther King Day, members from the Waterfront Law Team joined the team from Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES) and community volunteers to package soup for seniors in Northampton County at Gidden's Do Drop Inn. Read the full article.

2023: Waterfront Law Team Year in Review

December 11, 2023

In 2023 the attorneys on our Waterfront Law Team assisted a variety of commercial and residential clients on rivers, lakes, bays and the shores of the sea, located throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Read the full article.

The Virginia Clean Economy Act Requires Most of Virginia’s Coal-Fired and Oil-Fired Electricity Generating Facilities to be Retired by December 31, 2024

December 11, 2023

Within the Virginia Clean Economy Act there is the requirement that most of Virginia’s coal-fired and oil-fired electricity generating facilities be retired by December 31, 2024. Read the full article.