Waterfront Land and Riparian Rights Law
Maryland has many miles of shoreline, and when you live or work on the waterfront, you face unique issues. Riparian rights can be stripped from the land, and can disappear into the water or arise in places that it never was before. One may have a water view, but another may build (or try to build) in a way that cuts your view. There are unique construction and environmental issues and neighbour issues that are magnified by the water access. The bottom of the waters can be owned by individuals or the State, the waterfront itself may be owned by a community association, and everyone’s use is subject to the interest of the public in navigation and enjoyment. Access to the water can be limited by adverse possession or prescription. These are the issues to which Waterfrontlaw.com is devoted.
Waterfrontlaw, community associations and maritime law are the primary practice area of Baylaw, LLC. , based in Annapolis, Maryland. The firm offers the finest legal representation in the areas of riparian rights and waterfront ownership, vessel purchase, tax and documentation, civil litigation and small business advocacy. We represent corporations, individual property owners, community associations, vessel owners, insurance companies, marina operators, boat-builders and surveyors in Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic and around the world.
Our clients seek us out because we focus on a very narrow range of issues — the legal issues of the waterfront. We look forward to working with you.
UPDATE – Mr. Schwenk was interviewed on Real Estate Today Radio as an expert on Riparian Rights. The interview can be heard here.
UPDATE – Sarah L. Simpson joined the firm as an associate in April, 2012.
If you are looking to purchase waterfront property, please see www.marylandwaterfrontproperty.com