Chincoteague Bay Waterfront Property Law Case Examples

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Riparian Rights: Waterfront Property Virginia

Jim Lang and his team at Pender & Coward, P.C. work hard to protect the rights of Virginians who live, work, and play on the 3,285 square miles of water in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Jim and his team have decades of experience taking care of people like you throughout Virginia in all matters related to waterfront (riparian) property rights, maritime & admiralty law, and environmental law.

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Chincoteague Bay Waterfront Property Legal Services

Chincoteague Bay is located on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Eastern Shore, between Accomack County and the barrier islands of Assateague and Chincoteague. Chincoteague Island is famous for its picturesque beauty and its annual wild pony roundup. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Chincoteague Bay was well known for its shellfish industry, which shipped oysters, crabs, and clams to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. Ultimately, overfishing depleted the shellfish stocks which have still have not recovered. Our teams’ extensive knowledge of waterfront (riparian) property rights law, maritime and admiralty law, and environmental law has helped clients all across Virginia.


Examples Defending Chincoteague Bay Property Owners

Defending Trespass Accusations and Pier Permit

Defending a waterfront property owner on Chincoteague Island against a trespass accusation, and assisting him in obtaining a permit to build a pier.

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Defended Chincoteague Bridge Builder

Represented the builder of the Chincoteague bridge in Federal Court after local watermen claimed that oyster and clam beds were buried in silt and thereby were destroyed during bridge construction.

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We Protect Your Waterfront Property, Maritime, and Environmental Rights

These represent just a few of the many instances in which Jim and his team have assisted clients on or near Virginia’s waterways. If you have a legal issue pertaining to any Virginia waterway, call Jim Lang and his team at (757) 502-7326 or email him at:

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Waterfront & Riparian Rights Law Experience With Virginia Waterway

We work in one of the longest and most diverse coastlines in the world - 7,213 miles – over three times the distance between Virginia Beach and San Diego. Virginia is also home to numerous rivers and tributaries, and a great variety of wetlands. These waterways include:

Although no two cases are alike, click on the links above to see examples of our work helping Virginians in the waterways of Virginia. We’re standing by and ready to help navigate your unique situation - Schedule Your Consultation Now.

Serving Commercial and Residential Property Owners on the Chincoteague Bay

Chincoteague Bay is a lagoon between the Atlantic barrier islands of Assateague and Chincoteague and the mainland of Worcester County, Maryland and northern Accomack County, Virginia. No major river flows into Chincoteague Bay—its largest tributaries are Newport Creek in Worcester County and Swans Gut Creek in Accomack County.

Currently, the largest settlements on the Bay are Public Landing, Maryland, Greenbackville, Captain's Cove (a planned residential community near Greenbackville), and the town of Chincoteague.

Neighboring cities to the Chincoteague Bay - Salisbury, MD; Milford, DE; Newport News, VA; Seaford, DE; Easton, MD; Dover, DE; Georgetown, DE; Poquoson, VA; Williamsburg, VA; Cambridge, MD; Virginia Beach, VA: Norfolk, VA; Lexington Park, MD; Hampton, VA and Portsmouth, VA