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Pender & Coward and Rephan Recognized by Local Trade Association



December 15, 2011

 Virginia Beach, Va. – Pender & Coward and attorney Jack Rephan were recognized at the annual awards dinner of the Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association (HRUHCA) last month.

Pender & Coward received the HRUHCA Associate of the Year Award, and Rephan was recognized with the prestigious HRUHCA Commendation Award for his service as general counsel to the association.

Rephan, who serves as shareholder and director for Pender & Coward, focuses his practice in the areas of Construction Law, Public Contract Law and General Civil Litigation. He has the distinction of being recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV® rated attorney, the highest such rating available to an individual lawyer.

The HRUHCA is the region’s premier trade association for large and small utility and heavy construction firms, site developers, marine contractors and vendors of many types of materials and services. For more information, visit


About Pender & Coward

Pender & Coward is a full-service hometown law firm serving all of Hampton Roads, Virginia since 1889. With offices in Chesapeake, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, its more than 30 attorneys have extensive expertise representing individuals, families, small and medium sized businesses, national and regional corporations, municipalities, state constitutional officers and other governmental entities, financial institutions and other business entities of all kinds. For more information, visit