Kaufman and Canoles



Kaufman & Canoles could be the perfect business law firm for you. You will find success - and great satisfaction - if your vision for your own career matches up with our core values: forward-thinking, hard-working, progressive, entrepreneurial and a can-do spirit. An energizing and professional work environment, Kaufman & Canoles offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Profit Sharing/401(k)
  • Generous Leave Benefits
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Kaufman & Canoles is an equal opportunity employer.

To find out more about current opportunities and submitting your resume, select from the following:


Environmental Law Attorney

Kaufman & Canoles seeks a lateral partner to join our thriving environmental practice group. We represent a variety of companies with hazardous waste and Superfund matters in multiple states or around the country, and the person we seek will have an established, self-sustaining practice that can be blended with ours and supported from our Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Virginia Beach or Williamsburg offices. This position offers an experienced attorney the opportunity to manage and expand a high profile, national-level practice while enjoying the outstanding quality of life that the firm offers.

Our eight-office firm offers excellent benefits and compensation, as well as a collegial and supportive environment. Resumes and inquiries may be directed to Laurie Flowers at newlawyer@kaufcan.com


Law Students

Summer Associates

Summer associates gain a truly realistic view of what an associate's life at our firm is all about. You'll have assignments from several areas of our practice and you'll have the opportunity to work with a variety of attorneys. You will attend courtroom proceedings, client conferences, closings, depositions and firm-sponsored seminars. We will also match you with lawyer mentors to enrich your professional development.

Quality of life is important to us, and being located in the heart of a resort destination will give you countless opportunities to see, learn and enjoy. The area offers boating, Triple-A baseball, concerts, theater, excellent museums and a world of outdoor activities, all in full swing during our summer program.

Summer associates experience all facets of life here, hard work included, so decisions about your future and full-time employment can be made with eyes wide open. If our past summer associates' experiences are any indication, you will love our philosophy of hard work and great rewards.

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For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact our Recruiting Coordinator, Sharon L. Withers at slwithers@kaufcan.com.



Real Estate Paralegal

The Williamsburg office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a Real Estate Paralegal to conduct real estate closings for residential purchases, refinances, construction loans, loan modifications, and sale transactions.  Must possess in-depth knowledge of and experience with the closing process, funding loans, and examining title commitments.  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to exercise a high degree of confidentiality and discretion are required.  

1. Conduct real estate closings for residential purchases, refinances, construction loans, loan modifications and sale transactions. 
2. Prepare Closing Disclosures (CD); HUD-1 Settlement Statements; legal closing documents which include Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Notes, Contracts etc.; balance escrows; satisfy lender requirements; order title searches, surveys, insurance, resale certificates, etc.
3. Request payoffs on liens and mortgages.
4. Responsible for corresponding with lenders, builders, real estate agents, and attorneys as needed to gather necessary information for closings. 
5. Assist in the review of title commitments and pre-closing issues. 
6. Prepare closing packages for residential real estate closings. 
7. Maintain Notary Public status and witness real estate closing packages. 
8. Assemble closing pack for lender and verify all provisions of lender are completed. 
9. Ensure closing packages have been properly disbursed and appropriate documents recorded. 
10. Verify title insurance policies have been received. 
11. Responsible for setup of delivery of the deed and title insurance policies to the buyer and lender.   
12. Ensure that all appropriate documents, checks, and copies are sent to all parties immediately after closing. 
13. Review escrow files for all necessary documents, double checking that all are properly prepared, and request checks for any funds in escrow that go to the seller or buyer.
14. Assist Escrow Officer in managing and developing client relationships to ensure future real estate closing transactions. 
15. Make sure all client data is entered into central database. 
16. Confirm liens are properly released. 
17. Re-record documents as needed and correct any post-closing issues.

1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Proficient in SoftPro (Proforms) and Microsoft Office 2010.
3. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
4. Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
5. Knowledge of the “TRID” laws
6. In-depth experience with closing loans, funding loans, and examining title commitments.
7. In-depth knowledge of closing process.
8. In-depth knowledge of title insurance and real estate processing.
9. Ability to exercise a high degree of confidentiality and discretion when promptly and accurately responding to miscellaneous inquiries.
10. Must be able to perform job duties independently.

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.  Benefits include  medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term and short term disability.
To apply for position, please submit resume to hr@kaufcan.com.

 Real Estate Paralegal