Careers

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. Click here to view our EEO policy. To find out more about current opportunities and submitting your resume, select from the following:

 
 
 
  • Staff

    Legal Assistant

    The Richmond office of Kaufman & Canoles seeks a qualified Legal Assistant to perform a variety of administrative duties in support of Attorneys on the Securities Team. Must possess a minimum of three years' relevant work experience or a combination of relevant work and educational experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016, and typing skills at a level of 65 WPM. Exceptional organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail are essential.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Acts as liaison between current and potential clients and the attorneys by maintaining continual communications via email, telephone, and in person. Follows up with clients regarding status of cases, appointments, billing, etc.
    2. Prepares routine correspondence, reports, letters, compliance and ethics handbooks, contracts, and other documents.
    3. Maintains attorneys’ calendars; schedules and follows up on all appointments
    4. Arranges attorneys’ travel arrangements.
    5. Opens, organizes, maintains, and closes paper and electronic client files.
    6. Creates binders to organize and index all documents for a particular case.
    7. Prepares and sends billing statements monthly.
    8. Inputs timekeeper data.
    9. Performs a variety of other administrative tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    1. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    2. Minimum of three years’ relevant work experience in a professional office setting or a combination of relevant work and educational experience.
    3. Prior experience in public company securities law, representing foreign and domestic companies preferred.
    4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016, time and billing software, dictation/transcription software, and document management software. Typing at a level of 65 WPM.
    5. Familiarity of legal terminology.
    6. Demonstrated meticulous attention to detail and proofreading skills.
    7. Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
    8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    9. Ability to work successfully within a fast pace collaborative team environment.
    10. Operational knowledge of standard office equipment including copier, scanner, and telephone.
    11. Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
    12. Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of client service and response.
    13. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, attorneys, co-workers, and other outside professionals.
    14. Ability to work overtime and outside of normal working hours as needed to support client matters.

    Benefits:

    We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term and short term disability.

    Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    Legal Assistant - Richmond

    Chief Information Officer

    Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected commercial law firm with eight offices located in eastern, central and northern Virginia and in Raleigh, North Carolina. We are currently seeking a highly qualified Chief Information Officer to be based in our Norfolk headquarters. The individual will manage a department that includes six individuals consisting of a Systems Engineer, an IT Software Manager, a Training and Development Manager, an IT Support Coordinator and Computer Support Technicians.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Develop and implement strategies firm-wide to maintain systems, government compliance requirements, and security features required for the success of the firm.
    2. Continually evaluate the hardware and software available to attorneys and staff for potential upgrades and problem resolution.
    3. Manage and train staff in the Information Technology department to ensure excellent internal client satisfaction with prompt and courteous service and recruit and hire new staff as needed to maintain excellent service and performance standards.
    4. Maintain a reliable disaster recovery plan, back-up procedures, and controls for all systems.
    5. Monitor and continually evaluate risk and security measures to prevent threats to systems and data.
    6. Oversee hardware and software training for new and current attorneys and staff to ensure efficiencies throughout the firm.
    7. Prepare the annual budget for maintenance of current systems and capital improvement projects.
    8. Work with vendors to review agreements and negotiate contracts for support, licensing, and services.
    9. Maintain up to date HIPAA and Technology Use Policies and oversee the training of all staff relative to compliance with such policies
    10. Participate and provide a vital role on the Hurricane Preparation and Recovery Team and Technology Committee.
    11. Interface with the firm’s Executive Committee, Chairman, Executive Director and Technology Committee, as appropriate, to provide advice, recommendations, proposed budgets and implementation strategy on key technology initiatives as well as to provide leadership and forward thinking in identifying best in class solutions to meet the firm’s technology needs.
    12. Travel to the six office locations (Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg) as necessary. Travel will also be required for conferences or specialized system/software training.
    13. Strive to maintain system uptimes that are best in class, properly and timely communicate to attorneys and staff with respect to system outages and correction plans, and implement proper strategies for emergency failover of operating systems.

    Qualifications:

    1. 10 or more years’ experience in information systems and technology with at least 7 years in a management/supervisory capacity.
    2. Bachelor’s Degree in an IT or business related field is strongly preferred. A Master’s
    3. Degree related to technology or MBA is beneficial.
    4. Law firm or professional services experience is highly desired.
    5. Knowledge of traditional and hosted, cloud architectures and legal specific software preferred.
    6. Strong leadership skills with proven ability to properly manage major software and hardware projects including upgrades and to maintain a cohesive, service oriented and committed IT support team.
    7. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required.
    8. Microsoft certification preferred. Information technology or project management certifications are advantageous.

    Benefits:

    We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. Relocation for out of the area candidates will be considered. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance,
    401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, short term and long term disability. Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects, of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Chief Information Officer

    Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

    The Norfolk office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a Real Estate Paralegal to conduct real estate closings for corporate and commercial real estate transactions. Prepares necessary legal documents that may include disclosure schedules, settlement statements, deeds, loan closing documents, corporate  authorization documents. Maintains detailed and accurate daily billable hour records. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to exercise a high degree of confidentiality and discretion are required.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Assists with all aspects of complex commercial real estate and corporate transactions, including creating disbursement statements, closing documents, and title policies.
    2. Analyzes title documents, real property legal descriptions and surveys;
    3. Responsible for corresponding with lenders, builders, real estate agents, and attorneys as needed to gather necessary information for closings.
    4. Preparing and maintaining closing checklists and timelines
    5. Addresses post-closing matters and oversees preparation of closing binders.
    6. Ensure closing packages have been properly disbursed and appropriate documents recorded.
    7. Verify title insurance policies have been received.
    8. Responsible for setup of delivery of the deed and title insurance policies to the buyer and lender.
    9. Maintain Notary Public status and witness real estate closing packages.
    10. 10. Ensure that all appropriate documents, checks, and copies are sent to all parties immediately after closing.
    11. Make sure all client data is entered into central database.
    12. Confirm liens are properly released.
    13. Re-record documents as needed and correct any post-closing issues.
    14. Obtain Entity Certificates and documents from the Secretary of State where an entity was formed
    15. Order UCC/Judgment/Tax Lien reports
    16. E-file documents as requested
    17. Process invoices for payment, credit card receipts, and ACH Receipts
    18. Meet position billing requirements and required deadlines.

    Qualifications:

    1. High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    2. Proficient in SoftPro and Microsoft Office 2016.
    3. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
    4. Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
    5. In-depth experience with closing loans, funding loans, and examining title commitments.
    6. In-depth knowledge of closing process.
    7. In-depth knowledge of title insurance and real estate processing.
    8. Ability to exercise a high degree of confidentiality and discretion when promptly and accurately responding to miscellaneous inquiries.
    9. Must be able to perform job duties independently.

    Benefits:

    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. Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    Commercial-Real-Estate-Paralegal

    Staff Accountant

    We are well established in the legal community and have an excellent reputation with the judiciary as well as other attorneys. We keep abreast of changes in the law, we are readily accessible, and we render service in a timely manner. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we are zealous, compassionate advocates for our clients.

    Kaufman & Canoles, one of Virginia’s largest law firms, seeks a Staff Accountant for its downtown Norfolk location. Under supervision and direction of the Accounting Supervisor, performs a variety of general accounting and administrative tasks.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Reconciliation of multiple operating and trust bank accounts each month.
    2. Reconcile and prepare schedules for various balance sheet accounts each month.
    3. Preparation and input of various journal entries.
    4. Assist in budget preparation and entry into accounting software.
    5. Process client credit card payments.
    6. Investigates and resolves old or outstanding items in all bank accounts and/or trust accounts.
    7. Assist with preparation of annual reports to City Treasurers for personal property and gross receipts and prepare check requests.
    8. Assist with maintaining fixed assets records for the firm.
    9. Post checks from other locations for real estate transactions generated in ProTrust.
    10. Backup Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions.
    11. Perform various miscellaneous duties and/or projects as directed.

    Qualifications:

    1. Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Accounting or related field is required.
    2. Five or more years’ experience in accounting with mid-size organization is preferred.
    3. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with a customer service orientation.
    4. Exhibit sound judgment and ability to use discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information.
    5. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook.
    6. High degree of initiative, motivation, and attention to detail.
    7. Ability to function in a team environment.
    8. Strong work ethic and professional demeanor.
    9. Capability to multi-task, prioritize competing responsibilities, and meet deadlines.

    Benefits:

    We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, long term and short term disability.

    Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    Staff Accountant

    Receptionist

    The Chesapeake office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a Receptionist. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office 2016, have exceptional organizational skills, excellent communication and writing skills, and exhibit meticulous attention to detail. The position requires someone who is able to work well as part of a team and who can also stay motivated while working independently.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Interacting with the clients, real estate agents, and others via telephone, email, and in person.
    2. Operating standard office equipment, including personal computer, copier, scanner, and telephone.
    3. Reviewing, sorting, and date stamping in-coming mail.
    4. Arranging and scheduling client appointments using conference room reservation system.
    5. Assisting in preparing for and setting up of office meetings.
    6. Maintaining of kitchen areas, conference rooms, and supply areas.
    7. Assist in light typing, filing, and making copies for attorneys.
    8. Performing a variety of other administrative tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    1. High school diploma or equivalent required.
    2. Previous client/customer service is a plus.
    3. Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
    4. Excellent organizational skills, strong ability to multi-task and attention to detail.
    5. Demonstrate a proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
    6. Operational knowledge of standard office equipment including copier, scanner, and telephone.
    7. Proficient in Microsoft Office 2016 and Outlook.
    8. Friendly disposition with a desire to be a team player
    9. Ability to routinely lift, carry, push, pull, slide materials weighing up to 25 lbs.

    Benefits:

    We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term and short term disability.

    Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    Please submit resume and salary requirement.

    Receptionist

    Litigation Paralegal

    The Norfolk office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a Litigation Paralegal. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office 2016, have exceptional organizational skills, excellent communication and writing skills, and exhibit meticulous attention to detail. The position
    requires someone who is able to work well as part of a team and who can also stay motivated while working independently.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Drafting and preparing pleadings (complaint, answers, motions, and discovery) and other legal documents;
    2. Researching into party identity and location and asset searches;
    3. Organizing and managing case files and organizing files electronically;
    4. Creating hard-bound trial notebooks;
    5. Drafting deposition summaries;
    6. Organizing and reviewing discovery documents for responsiveness and privilege;
    7. Obtaining service of process and assisting with the issuance of summons and writs;
    8. Editing and formatting briefs and memorandums;
    9. Coordinating e-filing with print vendors for appellate-level briefs;
    10. Managing docket of deadlines and case priorities;
    11. Managing document storage and production and handling electronic discovery processes;
    12. Professional communications with clients and court personnel (daily basis);
    13. Attending weekly meetings as needed and updating attorneys on the status of active cases;
    14. Filing documents with the courts;
    15. Keeping accurate records of all communication (i.e. phone calls, emails, secure messages), expenses, and case documents (such as client intake sheets, pleadings, etc.)
    16. Maintaining detailed and accurate daily billable hour records. Goal requirements are to bill 1550 hours per year to client matters and collect two-and-one-half times annual compensation in client fees.

    Qualifications:

    1. Associate degree or above preferred.
    2. Paralegal certification by an ABA approved program is a plus
    3. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
    4. Excellent grammar and writing skills ꞏ
    5. Knowledge and mastery of MS Office, (including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel), Adobe, and Nuance a must. ꞏ
    6. Experience with Federal Court filings and systems such as PACER and ECF.

    Benefits:

    We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term and short term disability.

    Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    Please submit resume and salary requirement.

    Litigation Paralegal

    Time & Billing Clerk

    The Norfolk office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a Time & Billing Clerk. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office 2016, have exceptional organizational skills, excellent communication and writing skills, and exhibit meticulous attention to detail. The position requires someone who is able to work well as part of a team and who can also stay motivated while working independently.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Generate and distribute pre-bills.
    2. Review and edit pre-bills in response to attorney and paralegal requests
    3. Send client invoices.
    4. Review and verify accuracy of billing and supporting documentation.
    5. Research and respond to inquiries regarding billing issues and problems.
    6. Post expenses to accounts.
    7. Filing with organization.
    8. Effectively interact and communicate with attorneys, paralegals and clients.
    9. Observe strict confidentiality of all client and firm matters.
    10. Work closely with the employees in the Accounting department.

    Qualifications:

    1. Related experience with legal billing is preferred, but not required.
    2. High school diploma or equivalent required.
    3. Exceptional organizational skills, strong ability to multi-task and strong attention to detail.
    4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    5. Excellent grammar and proofreading skills.
    6. Ability to work successfully within a team environment, but also independently with minimal guidance.
    7. Operational knowledge of standard office equipment including copier, scanner, and telephone.
    8. Proficient in Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel and Outlook).
    9. Experience working with systems and tools, including databases and searches are essential.
    10. Ability to routinely lift, carry, push, pull, slide materials weighing up to 25 lbs.
    11. Able to work overtime as needed to meet deadlines.

    Benefits:

    We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term and short term disability.

    Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    Please submit resume and salary requirement.

    Time Billing Clerk

    Systems Engineer

    The firm is currently seeking a qualified Systems Engineer to be based in our Norfolk headquarters. This position is responsible for maintaining the Information Technology department systems including workstations, servers, backup systems, phone systems, and associated peripherals and applications.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Responsible for design and maintenance of Firm’s network and telecommunication hardware, circuits, design, function and monitoring.
    2. Responsible for maintenance of high quality documentation of Firm’s network and telecommunication hardware, circuits, design, function and monitoring.
    3. Ensure policies and procedures for service support area created and aligned with ITIL concepts and industry best practices and utilized without exception. This includes change, incident and problem management.
    4. Establishes and maintains network monitoring, which will alert I/T staff of problems or failures in network and telecommunication hardware, circuits or design. Will coordinate real time response to any such failures.
    5. Ensures offsite backup processes occur, including proper documentation, inventory of tapes and testing occurs regularly.
    6. Manages network and telecommunication circuit procurement, adds moves and changes with Firm’s accounting office.
    7. Supports LAN and WAN needs of user base, including remote and mobile users.
    8. Oversees installation of network hardware and software.
    9. Establishes and maintains adequate network logging.
    10. Manages projects using industry best practice, including the formation of project objectives and defined requirements and scopes.
    11. Analyzes, designs, develops and implements multi-tiered systems and application programs based on requests from users and managers to create or improve Firm databases and programs and/or automate manual functions.
    12. Represents the Firm in overseeing and working on projects involving external consultants and vendors.
    13. Assists in budgeting process.
    14. Demonstrates commitment to customer service performance standards.
    15. Establishes appropriate vendor relationships for the Firm to ensure best knowledge of vendors’ roadmaps, support processes, and accessibility of vendor’s personnel to ensure the best overall Firm user experience.

    Qualifications:

    1. Exceptional degree of customer-service orientation.
    2. 5 or more years’ experience in information systems and technology.
    3. Bachelor’s Degree in an IT or business related field is preferred.
    4. Law firm or professional services experience is beneficial.
    5. MCSA, Network+, CCNA certifications a plus.
    6. Knowledge of all of the following systems is preferred: MS Office 2016, internet browsers, Adobe, LAN/WAN networking, enterprise WiFi, VMWare, storage technologies, Windows 2016 servers, Windows 10 desktops/laptops, printers, scanners, and copiers.
    7. Ability to work after hours.
    8. Must have own transportation for occasional travel for firm business.
    9. Capable of lifting 40 pounds.

    Benefits:

    We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, short term and long term disability.

    Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    Systems Engineer

  • Attorney

    Securities Attorney

    Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout Virginia and North Carolina. We are well established in the legal community, with an excellent reputation with the judiciary as well as other attorneys. We have built our reputation on excellent client service, and we promote a culture of teamwork and “can do” attitude. We keep abreast of changes in the law, we are readily accessible, and we render service in a timely manner. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we are zealous, compassionate advocates for our clients.

    The Kaufman & Canoles Corporate and Public Finance Practice Group is seeking a highly qualified Securities Attorney for our Richmond location. While not mandatory, fluency in Chinese or Hebrew is preferred.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Responsibilities:

    1. Provide effective and practical advice to clients to assist them in promoting their best interests.
    2. Review materials provided by clients; communicate with clients about complex legal matters.
    3. Assist with preparation and submission of SEC filings, proxy statement and annual shareholder meeting materials.
    4. Assist with management of clients’ legal disclosure obligations and clients’ day-to-day governance and securities functions.
    5. Assist with compliance with all applicable securities laws and regulations, stock exchange rules, and related regulatory compliance activities.
    6. Draft, review and revise board and committee resolutions.

    Qualifications:

    1. Prefer four or more years’ prior experience in public company securities law, representing foreign and domestic companies.
    2. Prefer candidate with ability to speak and write fluently in Chinese (Mandarin) and/or Hebrew on technical, business and legal matters.
    3. Knowledge of and experience with the federal and state securities laws, corporate securities and stock exchange procedures. Demonstrated ability to recognize and weigh business and legal
    4. risks, lead strategically and advance innovative solutions.
    5. Exceptional business and legal acumen; ability to identify and diagnose legal problems and articulate creative and practical solutions and alternatives.
    6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other firm attorneys, support staff, and outside professionals.
    7. Demonstrated ability and willingness to function with a high degree of autonomy, efficiently and promptly managing complex transactions.
    8. Exceptional communication, organizational, interpersonal, and listening skills.
    9. Able to obtain a passport for international travel. Must be able to travel for up to 3 weeks at a time spending up to 15% of total time traveling out of town to meet with clients.

    Education:

    1.  Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with an outstanding academic record.
    2.  Admission to the Virginia Bar.
    3. Must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
    4. During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice; some opportunities for obtaining in-house CLE through Kaufman & Canoles will be available.

    BENEFITS:

    We offer a very generous compensation and benefits package which includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term disability.

    Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    Securities Attorney

    Raleigh Office Attorney

    Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout Virginia and North Carolina. We are well established in the legal community, with an excellent reputation with the judiciary as well as other attorneys. We have built our reputation on quality client services. We promote a culture of teamwork and a “can do” attitude. We keep abreast of changes in the law, we are readily accessible, and we render service in a timely manner. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards and we are compassionate advocates for our clients.

    As part of the firm’s recent expansion into North Carolina, the Kaufman & Canoles Raleigh office is seeking qualified attorneys. While open to candidates across practice areas, the firm is specifically looking to build out existing services in the areas of healthcare, labor/employment, ESOPs & employee benefits, defense contracting, public finance, bankruptcy, and commercial real estate. The successful candidate will have 6 or more years of relevant experience, demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

    Required Skills:

    1. Six or more years relevant job experience in the legal field is preferred
    2. Skilled at meeting deadlines under significant time pressure
    3. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of professionalism and client orientation
    4. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize and work independently
    5. Ability to manage time and resources effectively and independently

    Education:

    1. Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with an outstanding academic record
    2. Admission to the North Carolina Bar in good standing or the ability to waive in
    3. During employment, must meet the requirement for continuing licensure for law practice; some opportunities for obtaining in-house CLE through Kaufman & Canoles will be available

    Benefits:

    Kaufman & Canoles offers a generous compensation and benefits package which includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term disability.

    Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    Litigation Associate

    Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout Virginia and North Carolina. We are well established in the legal community, with an excellent reputation with the judiciary as well as other attorneys. We have built our reputation on quality client services. We promote a culture of teamwork and a “can do” attitude. We keep abreast of changes in the law, we are readily accessible, and we render service in a timely manner. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we are zealous, compassionate advocates for our clients.

    The Kaufman & Canoles Newport News office is seeking an experienced and highly qualified Litigation Associate.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Prepare court pleadings including drafting motions and responses, and filing and answering discovery requests.
    2. Research and draft memoranda of law and briefs.
    3. Participate in pretrial and trial hearings.
    4. Prepare attorneys and clients for trials and depositions. The candidate should be skilled in meeting with clients and conducting client and witness interviews.
    5. Participate in appeal briefs, responses and oral arguments.

    Required Skills:

    1. Three or more years’ real estate litigation; eminent domain experience preferred.
    2. Superb research and analytical skills.
    3. Strong organizational and matter management skills.
    4. Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

    Education:

    1. Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with an outstanding academic record.
    2. Admission to the Virginia Bar.
    3. Must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in the State of Virginia.
    4. During employment, must meet requirement for continuing licensure for law practice; some opportunities for obtaining in-house CLE through Kaufman & Canoles will be available.

    Benefits:

    Kaufman & Canoles offers a generous compensation and benefits package which includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term disability.

    Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    NN Litigation Associate

    Of Counsel Attorney

    Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout Virginia and North Carolina. We are well established in the legal community, with an excellent reputation with the judiciary as well as other attorneys. We have built our reputation on quality client services. We promote a culture of teamwork and a “can do” attitude. We keep abreast of changes in the law, we are readily accessible, and we render service in a timely manner. In short, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we are zealous, compassionate advocates for our clients.

    The Kaufman & Canoles Williamsburg office is seeking an experienced and highly qualified Of Counsel Attorney.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Reviewing and summarizing documents for due diligence purposes in connection with mergers and acquisitions transactions.
    2. Provide regulatory advice relating to the CFTC, SEC and FINRA rules, as those impacts the Credit Derivatives businesses and OTC clearing.
    3. Drafting estate plan documents, including trusts, wills, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, and funding-related documents.
    4. Preparing and reviewing deeds and real property transfer documents.
    5. Participate in trial preparation to include drafting pretrial motions, answering discovery requests, preparation for depositions.

    Required Skills:

    1. Three or more years’ credit union experience preferred.
    2. Superb research and analytical skills.
    3. Strong organizational and matter management skills.
    4. Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

    Education:

    1. Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with an outstanding academic record.
    2. Admission to the Virginia Bar.
    3. Must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in the State of Virginia.
    4. During employment, must meet requirement for continuing licensure for law practice; some opportunities for obtaining in-house CLE through Kaufman & Canoles will be available.

    Benefits:

    Kaufman & Canoles offers a generous compensation and benefits package which includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, paid time off, and long term disability.

    Kaufman & Canoles is committed to equal employment opportunity in all aspects of our employment and retention practices and decisions.

    Of Counsel Attorney

  • 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.

    For information regarding diversity at Kaufman & Canoles, please click here.

     

  • Diversity & Inclusion

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Commitment to diversity is a core value at Kaufman & Canoles, and it is our mission to maintain equality throughout all aspects of our business.  Not only does it make us a stronger, better service provider for our clients, it is simply the right thing to do. That’s why we have established a Diversity & Inclusion Committee to:

    • Develop policies to recruit, hire and retain more attorneys of diverse backgrounds;
    • Promote the firm’s image as a leader in the profession and in our communities committed to inclusiveness in employment; and
    • Emphasize the importance of diversity and inclusion in the firm’s recruiting, retention, mentoring, leadership development, training and community outreach.

    In an effort to improve our recruiting of talented diverse attorneys, we focus on early identification of minority candidates who demonstrate an aptitude for and interest in the legal profession, sponsor events in our community that raise awareness and funds for minority organizations, attend diversity seminars, host minority recruiting events to introduce students to the firm, and serve on non-profit boards that promote diversity within our community.

    Please click here to learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.