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

    Norfolk Conference Center Assistant

    The Norfolk office of Kaufman & Canoles seeks a Conference Center Assistant to assist the firm staff with all services, ensuring all staff needs and requests are met and accurately delivered in a timely manner. Candidates should possess exceptional organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail and ability to work independently.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Work Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., with an hour for lunch. Overtime required when meetings begin before 8:00 a.m. and occasionally after 5:00 p.m.
    • The shift will be split between 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with the 21st floor conference rooms and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. assisting the Office Services department
    • Set up meals and beverages in conference rooms, stock and clean kitchens and pantries daily, stock kitchen supplies, maintain a clean atmosphere in all conference rooms, office dustings/cleanings as needed, continually check email and the conference room schedule on the computer, navigate the firm Intranet for necessary information, and assist with any other duties as assigned by supervisor
    • Backfill and assist the receptionists as needed: make copies and send scans; greet clients, answer phone calls, inform attorneys when clients arrive, order lunches, open and close the reception area during absences, make conference room reservations, validate client parking, etc.
    • High volume copying, printing, scanning, binding, CD/DVD/USB production, creating electronic binders, general office duties, basic computer knowledge necessary for scheduling appointments, etc.
    • Backfilling courier run routes and helping with special courier runs
    • Deliver internal mail in Norfolk
    • Handle deliveries/pick-ups of client documents
    • Cover main line switchboard as needed
    • Effectively interact and communicate with attorneys, paralegals and clients
    • Observe strict confidentiality in all client and firm matters
    • Performs a variety of other administrative tasks as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High school diploma or equivalent required
    • Demonstrated meticulous attention to detail
    • Clean driving record, valid driver’s license and personal vehicle required
    • Proficient in MS Office 2016 and PDF Docs or related PDF management software preferred
    • Ability to routinely lift, carry, push, pull, slide materials weighing up to 25 lbs
    • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities with accuracy
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Self-motivated, able to work successfully within a team environment, but also able to work independently with minimal guidance
    • Able to work overtime as needed

    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.

    Norfolk Conference Center Assistant

  • Attorney

    Government Contracts & Construction Associate

    Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout Virginia. The Kaufman & Canoles Norfolk office is seeking a government contracts and construction associate in its Litigation Section with 2-3 years of private practice experience. The candidate will be involved with construction litigation and government contract matters and assist in other commercial litigation practice areas.

    Responsibilities:

    • Represent clients in public and private construction and government contract claims and dispute resolution
    • Provide effective practical advice to clients regarding construction and government contract issues
    • Represent clients in bid protests (federal, state and local level)
    • Assist white-collar attorneys in procurement fraud investigations and prosecutions
    • Draft and negotiate construction contracts
    • Assist in commercial litigation matters from initial intake through trial

    Qualifications:

    • Experience with public and private construction and government contract claims and dispute resolution
    • Experience with federal, state and local public procurement-related issues
    • Excellent writing, research, and analytical skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationship with clients, other firm attorneys, support staff and outside professionals

    Education:

    •  Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with an outstanding academic record
    • Admission to the Virginia Bar
    • Judicial clerkship experience preferred

    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.

    Public Finance Associate

    Kaufman & Canoles is a highly respected corporate law firm with eight offices located throughout 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 excellent client service, and 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 is seeking a highly qualified Associate for the Public Finance Team in the firm’s Richmond office. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of extensive law firm public finance transactional experience in work that spans municipality and government, infrastructure and tax-advantaged finance, project development, and finance.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide effective and practical advice to clients to assist them in promoting their best interests
    • Draft, review and prepare financing documents and other transaction documents
    • Handle various tasks related to a public finance transaction including due diligence, securities law and tax law compliance, etc.
    • Participate in conferences, public meetings, and in-person meetings with clients
    • Research and draft memoranda related to local government and general counsel matters

    Qualifications:

    • Prefer three or more years’ prior experience in public finance transactions
    • Excellent writing, research, and analytical skills
    • Strong organizational and matter management skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other firm attorneys, support staff, and outside professionals

    Education:

    • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with an outstanding academic record
    • Admission to the Virginia Bar
    • Must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in the State of Virginia
    • 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:
    Kaufman & Canoles offers 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.

    Public Finance Associate

  • 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.