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:


Real Estate Legal Assistant - Virginia Beach

The Virginia Beach office of Kaufman & Canoles seeks an experienced professional Real Estate Legal Assistant to perform a variety of administrative duties in support of attorneys. Candidates must possess a minimum of three years' relevant work experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016, and typing skills at a level of 65 WPM. The ability to establish and maintain effective workplace relationships and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.


  • Prepare routine correspondence, draft and revise loan documents, agreements and other documents.
  • Interact with clients in person and via telephone and email.
  • Arrange and schedule client appointments, meetings, and conference calls.
  • Open and maintain files and sub-files.
  • Create binders to organize and index all documents for closings.
  • Prepare and sends billing statements monthly.
  • Operate standard office equipment, including personal computer, dictation equipment, copier, scanner, and telephone.
  • Input timekeeper data.
  • Review and sorts mail.
  • Make travel arrangements.
  • Assist in preparing for and setting up meetings.
  • Perform a variety of other administrative tasks as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of three years’ relevant work experience in a professional office setting.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016 and document management software; typing at a level of 65 WPM.
  • Operational knowledge of standard office equipment including copier, scanner, telephone, and dictation equipment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of legal terminology.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritize competing responsibilities, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proven meticulous attention to detail and proofreading skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, attorneys, co-workers, and other outside professionals.


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 requirements to

Real Estate Legal Assistant - Virginia Beach




Environmental Law/Superfund Partner

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 “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 Environmental Law Practice Group is seeking a highly qualified Environmental Law/Superfund Partner for our Williamsburg location. Our Environmental Law Practice Group represents a variety of companies with hazardous waste and Superfund matters in multiple states around the country. 


1. Provide effective and practical advice to clients to assist them in promoting their best interests. 
2. Advising companies of all sizes regarding environmental compliance, defending environmental enforcement actions and civil lawsuits, assisting with environmental due diligence in corporate transactions, and drafting and negotiating environmental contracts. 
3. 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 and Southeastern Virginia offers.

1. 15+ years of experience involving environmental statutes and regulations. 
2. General commercial litigation experience preferred.

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 State Bar via waiving in from another jurisdiction or passing the Virginia Bar exam
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.

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.

Submit resume and salary requirement to

Environmental Law/Superfund Partner




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.

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




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 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.