Lynnhaven River 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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Legal Services for Lynnhaven River Waterfront Property Owners in Virginia

The Lynnhaven River is a tidal estuary located in Virginia Beach. It flows into the Chesapeake Bay at Lynnhaven Inlet. The river is known for the world-famous Lynnhaven oyster, considered by many to be the best oysters in the world. In past decades the Lynnhaven oyster population has declined dramatically, primarily due to man-made pollution. However, thanks to restoration efforts such as the “Lynnhaven River Now” project, the water quality is improving and the oyster population is once again on the rise. Our waterfront law team is dedicated to helping restore the river and we are actively involved in the "Lynnhaven River Now" project. After spending countless hours picking up trash, we have earned the nickname "Trash Warriors."


Our teams’ extensive knowledge of waterfront (riparian) property rights law, maritime and admiralty law, and environmental law has helped clients all across Virginia.


Examples Of Successful Legal Cases Defending Lynnhaven River Property Owners

Constructing Piers on the Lynnhaven River 

Advocating for the rights of property owners to construct piers on the Lynnhaven River and in the Lynnhaven Bay.

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Restoring Navigation Channels

Assisting waterfront residential homeowners who want to restore navigation channels at their property through the City of Virginia Beach's Navigational Channel Dredging Program.

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Oyster Farming In Residential Areas

Representing waterfront property owners who object to oyster farming in residential areas that are incompatible with this type of operation.

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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:

Lynnhaven River / Susan Wanawattanawong /


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 Lynnhaven River

The Lynnhaven River is a tidal estuary located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in the United States, and flows into the Chesapeake Bay west of Cape Henry at Lynnhaven Inlet, beyond which is Lynnhaven Roads. It has a small, developed watershed covering 64 square miles, terminating at Lynnhaven Bay.

Neighboring cities to the Lynnhaven River - Virginia Beach, VA; Portsmouth, VA; Norfolk, VA; Hampton, VA; Chesapeake, VA; Hampton, VA; Forest Hills, VA; Little Haven, VA; Robinhood Forest, VA and Lynnwood, VA