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Solving the Dilemma Caused by a Large Abandoned and Derelict Vessel Dumped Next to Our Clients' Pier

June 11, 2024

Clients turned to the Waterfront Law Team after someone sank and abandoned an 82-foot former U.S. Navy vessel in the Little Wicomico River, right next to their pier. In a remarkable result, one of our attorneys, Tom Berkley, persuaded the Virginia... Read the full article.

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Waterfront Law Team Attorney Defeats City’s Claim of Inverse Condemnation in Ocean View Land Dispute

May 30, 2024

Last month, Waterfront Property Law Team attorney Bryan Peeples worked with a client to defend their land purchase in the Ocean View area of Norfolk. Read the full article.

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Riparian Property Rights Attorney Wins Pier Case in Matthews County Circuit Court Appeal

May 30, 2024

The Waterfront Law Team of Pender & Coward recently represented a client in Matthews County, Virginia. Thanks to Bryan's efforts, our client will be able to enjoy his pier, boathouse and gazebo this summer. Read on to learn more. Read the full article.

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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.

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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.

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Waterfront Law Attorney Bryan Peeples Receives Recognition as a “Pro Bono Service Honor Roll”

May 13, 2024

Kudos to Waterfront Law Attorney Bryan Peeples on his recognition by the Virginia Access to Justice Commission as a “Pro Bono Service Honor Roll” member for the 2022 to 2023 year. Read the full article.

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Waterfront Law Team to Present at the North Landing River & Albemarle Sound Estuarine Symposium

April 17, 2024

Attorney Bryan Peeples of the Waterfront Law Team will present later this month at the North Landing River & Albemarle’s Sound Estuarine Symposium at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on April 26th. Read the full article.

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Waterfront Law Team Attorney Bryan Peeples to Participate in Upcoming Riparian and Waterfront Property Rights CLE Seminar

April 17, 2024

Trusted riparian property attorney Bryan Peeples will be a presenter at an upcoming Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar on the topic of Virginia Drainage, Riparian and Groundwater Rights on June 26th. Read the full article.

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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.