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

Horn V. Webb Decision: The Impact of Express Easements on Waterfront Property Rights in Virginia

May 17, 2023

Explore the Horn v. Webb decision and its implications for waterfront property owners. Learn about express easements, prescriptive easement, and ways you can legally prepare to mitigate risks. Read the full article.

Waterfront Law Team Supports Lynnhaven River NOW’s 21st Annual Oyster Roast

May 10, 2023

The 21st Annual Lynnhaven River NOW (LRNow) Oyster Roast took place last Saturday; May 6th and the Waterfront Law Team was happy to support such an important event. Read the full article.

Waterfront Law Team Assists Elizabeth River Project to Install Living Shoreline

May 1, 2023

On April 10th, Tom Berkley of the Waterfront Law Team joined Elizabeth River Project to install a living shoreline. Read the full article.

Virginia Dam Safety Act – Webinar Recap

April 20, 2023

In our latest webinar, Jim Lang with the Waterfront Law Team discusses causes of dam failure, federal and Virginia law, liability after a dam failure, unsafe dams, right of entry, temporary stop work orders, as well as enforcement, criminal... Read the full article.

Jim Lang of the Waterfront Law Team Joins the Infrastructure Junkies Podcast to Discuss All Things Wetlands

April 5, 2023

Waterfront Law Team attorney Jim Lang joined the Infrastructure Junkies to discuss wetlands. Read the full article.

Waterfront Law Team Supports Lynnhaven River NOW

March 14, 2023

On Saturday, March 11, the Waterfront Law Team volunteered with Lynnhaven River NOW to support a waterway cleanup at West Neck Creek in Virginia Beach. Read the full article.

Waterfront Law Team Supports the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association’s Bi-Annual Virginia Dam Owner Training Seminar

March 6, 2023

The Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association asked Waterfront Law Team attorney, Jim Lang, to teach at its all-day seminar in Richmond for dam owners in Virginia, held on March 4, 2023. Read the full article.

Waterfront Law Team Recognized with River Star Business Volunteer of the Year Award

February 6, 2023

Last month, Elizabeth River Project recognized The Waterfront Law Team of Pender & Coward with the River Star Business Volunteer of the Year Award. Read the full article.

King's Grant Confers Private Ownership of Submerged VA Land

December 13, 2022

Virginia law is that the Commonwealth of Virginia owns the bed of the rivers, creeks, bays and the sea all throughout the state. This article examines one exception, private ownership of bottomland based on a King’s grant. Read the full article.