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Jessica Booth and Jesse Gordon Elected Pender & Coward Shareholders


Virginia Beach, Va. – Pender & Coward is pleased to announce that Jessica Booth and Jesse Gordon have been elected shareholders of the firm. 

Jessica focuses her practice in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning and administration.  She represents individuals in estate planning to develop a personalized plan, to minimize estate tax payments, and to avoid probate.  Jessica also advises fiduciaries and beneficiaries in connection with estate and trust administration.  Jessica has been listed among Coastal Virginia's Top Lawyers and Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars. 

Jesse focuses his practice in the areas of construction law, government contracts and banking and financial institutions.  He represents contractors, subcontractors, owners and design professionals before courts, at arbitration, in mediation and before contracting boards. Jesse’s cases involve many different trades, including site work, electrical, mechanical, MEP design, pile installation, window installation and various finish trades. He also represents banks and financial institutions in litigation.  Jesse has been listed among Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers, Virginia’s Legal Elite and Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars. 

“We congratulate Jessica and Jesse on achieving this milestone and wish each of them a long and successful career with our firm,” said Pender & Coward CEO, Dave Arnold.

About Pender & Coward 

Since 1889, Pender & Coward has been dedicated to the success of its clients, representing businesses of all sizes, governmental entities and individuals. The firm’s attorneys practice throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina from offices in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Suffolk and remain committed to accomplishing client goals through proven experience, resourceful solutions and effective communication.