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

    Corporate Records Clerk

    The Norfolk office of Kaufman & Canoles is seeking a Corporate Records Clerk. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office 365, have excellent communication and writing skills, exhibit meticulous attention to detail, and possess thorough proofreading skills. The position requires someone who is able to work well as part of a three-person team and who can also stay motivated while working independently.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Preparation of annual consents and annual reports.
    2. Maintain corporate minute books.
    3. Poll the attorneys for information in connection with yearly audits for clients.
    4. Preparation of audit letters.
    5. Respond to requests for information.

    Qualifications:

    1. Related experience necessary to gain an understanding of law office environment, policies and
      procedures are preferred, but not required.
    2. High school diploma or equivalent required.
    3. Exceptional organizational skills, strong ability to multi-task and attention to detail.
    4. Ability to work successfully within a team environment.
    5. Operational knowledge of standard office equipment including copier, scanner, and telephone.
    6. Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 and Outlook.
    7. 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.

  • Attorney

    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

    Raleigh Commercial Real Estate Attorney

    Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout North Carolina and Virginia. 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 Raleigh office is seeking an experienced and highly qualified Commercial Real Estate Attorney. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Handle commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions and financings, including negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, manage the property evaluation process (including matters of the title and survey), prepare transaction documents, review and negotiate loan documents and manage the closing process
    2. Coordinate and direct the review, management and preparation of commercial leasing documentation
    3. Review, analyze, prepare, and negotiate agreements for use in retail, industrial, and mixed-use developments including Reciprocal Easement Agreements (REA's) and Declarations of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&R's)

    Required Skills:

    1. Minimum of five years job experience as a commercial real estate attorney with transactional experience
    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

    Benefits:

    Kaufman & Canoles offers a generous compensation and benefits package which includes a competitive salary, medical, dental and 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.

    Raleigh Commercial Real Estate Attorney

    Raleigh Corporate Healthcare Attorney

    Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout North Carolina and Virginia. 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 service. 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.

    Kaufman & Canoles’ Raleigh office is seeking an experienced and highly qualified Corporate Healthcare Attorney. The successful candidate will have 5 or more years of experience representing clients in the healthcare industry, handling corporate healthcare transactions and regulatory matters, demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Advise health care clients (such as health care systems, hospitals, long term care facilities, surgery centers, medical practices, physicians, and other providers and vendors in the health care space) on business, transactional and/or federal and state regulatory issues (including, without limitation, fraud and abuse, licensing, privacy and security, corporate practice of medicine, and other health care regulatory issues)
    2. Provide legal analysis and advice concerning health care regulatory compliance, physician-hospital relationships, and a wide variety of healthcare business and operational issues, including patient care matters to clients
    3. Experience in general transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation, conducting due diligence, as well as reviewing, drafting and negotiating transactional documents

    Required Skills:

    1. Minimum five years job experience as a commercial healthcare attorney with transactional experience
    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 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.

    Raleigh Healthcare Attorney

    Raleigh Labor and Employment Attorney

    Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout North Carolina and Virginia. 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 Raleigh office is seeking an experienced and highly qualified Labor and Employment Attorney. Our Labor and Employment attorneys work closely with public and private employers across North Carolina in all employment matters. Ideal candidates will possess experience in handbook development, employment counseling, complex litigation, wage and hour matters, arbitration, policy development, class actions, covenants not to compete, employment agreements, severance agreements, ADA, FMLA, EEO, VOSH, and OSHA. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Represent management in a full array of labor and employment issues.
    2. Counsel and represent clients in court and before administrative agencies.
    3. Provide effective and practical advice to clients to minimize risk, implement effective policies, and keep them out of court.
    4. Deliver thorough factual and legal research and analysis in pleadings, memoranda, and other written documents.
    5. Manage matters from commencement to final resolution.
    6. Competently and professionally develop and maintain a client base.

    Requirements: 

    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 North Carolina Bar.
    3. Must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in the State of North Carolina.
    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.

    Qualifications:

    1. Must possess a minimum of 5 years prior experience practicing labor and employment law.
    2. Demonstrated commitment to practice labor and employment law in the following areas: handbook development, employment counseling, complex litigation, wage and hour matters, arbitration, policy development, class actions, covenants not to compete, employment agreements, severance agreements, ADA, FMLA, EEO, VOSH, and OSHA.
    3. Strong organizational and matter management skills.
    4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other firm attorneys, support staff, and outside professionals.
    5. Excellent writing, research, and analytical skills.
    6. Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and self-management skills.
    7. Prior experience as an associate in the labor and employment practice group of a highly respected, full-service corporate law firm highly preferred.

    Benefits:

    We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Relocation for out of the area candidates is available for this position. Benefits include 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.

    Raleigh Labor and Employment 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.