Kaufman and Canoles

Jeffrey M. Stedfast


Office: Norfolk

T (757) 624.3242
F (888) 360.9092


Jeff is Chair of the firm’s&nbsp;Norfolk Real Estate Strategies Practice Group. His real estate practice includes acquisitions, sales, lender representation, borrower representation and residential, retail and office development. <BR>

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

  • Represented lender in $80 million office building construction loan/mini perm in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia
  • Represented borrower/developer in initial phase of an office park consisting of three office buildings focused on the modeling and simulation industry in Suffolk, Virginia
  • Represented borrower/developer of 50 acre mixed use development in Williamsburg, Virginia, consisting of retail, apartment condominium and office components.
  • Represented borrower/developer in urban apartment and private garage project in Norfolk, Virginia

Recognition and honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America - Norfolk Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, 2016-2017
  • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2008-2016
  • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2010-2012, 2014-2017
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Walter E. Hoffman, Senior District Judge, Norfolk Division of the Eastern Division of the United States District Court
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Hampden-Sydney College; B.A., 1983
  • University of Virginia School of Law; J.D., 1986

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