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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.

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Jim Lang Delivers Remarks on the Clean Water Act to the NRPA

November 29, 2023

Last week, attorney Jim Lang presented to members of the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance during their series, River Talk, in Suffolk, VA. Read the full article.

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Update on Virginia’s Unification of Stormwater and Erosion and Sediment Control Programs

November 15, 2023

Effective July 1, 2024, Virginia plans to unify its stormwater requirements with its erosion and sediment control (ESC) requirements. Read the full article.

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Littoral Rights vs. Riparian Rights – Differences and Similarities Explained

September 18, 2023

Learn the difference between littoral rights and riparian rights. Oftentimes used interchangeably even though, as a technical matter, doing so is incorrect. Read the full article.

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What is Civil Litigation - Process & Cost

August 28, 2023

Civil litigation is where one person/party files against another to vindicate a legal right. We discuss the process and costs associated with civil litigation. Read the full article.

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Lawsuits Against Government Agencies

July 26, 2023

Five crucial differences and challenges between the typical civil lawsuit and the lawsuit brought against government agencies. Read the full article.

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How to Build a Pier in Virginia – Waterfront Law Team Webinar Recap

July 12, 2023

In our latest webinar, Jim Lang with the Waterfront Law Team and Joe Keffler with Colin Marine Construction discuss legal issues around pier construction projects, the Joint Permit Application, how to find a reputable construction contractor and... Read the full article.

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Sackett v. EPA Supreme Court Decision: Clean Water Act Does Not Regulate “Isolated” Wetlands

June 21, 2023

The United States Supreme Court rules in Sackett v. EPA that the federal clean water act (CWA) does not regulate “isolated” wetlands. Read the full article.

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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.