The Hampton Roads Chamber is proud to have been the voice of business in this region since 1801. Our ability to serve the business community is due in large part to the unwavering support of our region’s business leaders. There are 56 members who have invested in the Chamber for more than 50 years. The Member Voices series will highlight those members and their contributions to our community.
Kaufman & Canoles has supported the Chamber’s mission, vision and values since 1922. For the past 100 years, this local business law firm has not only been serving the Hampton Roads community, they have worked to improve the lives of their clients throughout the region. In 1919, Charles L. Kaufman opened a new law firm in Norfolk. That firm would eventually partner with another well-respected Norfolk firm founded by Leroy T. Canoles. Both founders placed a premium on establishing a set of core values that centered on constantly earning the respect of the clients they served. “When our clients succeed, we succeed.” explains William Van Buren, Chairman of Kaufman & Canoles and a 38 year-member of the firm.