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CLE: "Riparian Rights and Waterfront Property"; Presenters: Bryan Peeples and Daniel Parrish - 2 CLE Credits

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • City of Norfolk Courthouse and Live Broadcast via Zoom videoconferencing


  • This registration type is only for NPBA Members that have purchased a CLE Season Ticket. Purchase the CLE Season Ticket in the Member Store or contact NPBA Staff for more information.
  • The in-person presentation will be at the first floor training room. Face masks and social distancing will be required at all times.

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Bryan Peeples, Pender & Coward P.C.
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Daniel Parrish, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty
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Riparian rights and real estate

Presentation highlights:

  • Defining and explaining the five riparian property rights (Taylor v. Commonwealth, 102 Va. 759, 773 (1904))
  • Defining the riparian area and how to calculate it (Groner v. Foster, 94 Va. 650, 652-53, 27 S.E. 493, 494 (1897))
  • Explaining a riparian survey
  • Real estate considerations (accretion; avulsion; alluvium; pitfalls for waterfront property purchasers)
  • Ownership of bottomland (Va. Code §28.2-1200, at seq)
  • Procedure for filing a Joint Permit Application with the Virginia marine Resources Commission
  • Examples from recent cases

Additional Information:

This CLE will be hosted live in-person for a limited number of spaces and simultaneously broadcast via Zoom videoconferencing. 

The in-person presentation will be hosted in the training room at the City of Norfolk Courthouse where face masks and social distancing will be required at all times.

For Zoom attendees, after registering for the event here and paying for your ticket, you will be sent an email with details on how to complete your registration via Zoom. Your registration is not complete until you have received your unique, personal registration link from Zoom.

Please contact NPBA staff if you have any questions at (757) 622-3152 or