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Pender & Coward Announces 2017 Officers


Virginia Beach, Va. – Pender & Coward is pleased to announce that the following shareholders have been elected to serve on the firm’s Executive Committee: 

Rick Matthews, Chief Executive Officer – Rick Matthews has served as the firm’s CEO since 1999.  With over 40 years of legal experience, he focuses his practice on civil litigation, banking, business and employment law.  Rick frequently serves as lead counsel in complex civil litigation matters. 

Mark Baumgartner, Chief Financial Officer – Mark Baumgartner is a new member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  With over 15 years of legal experience, Mark began his legal career as a law clerk at Pender & Coward after serving in the United States Marine Corps and operating an import and wholesale distribution company.  He focuses his practice on litigation, business and real estate matters. 

Dave Arnold, Chief Operating Officer – Dave Arnold has served on the firm’s Executive Committee since 2015.  He is chairman of the firm’s eminent domain practice group and focuses his practice on eminent domain, real estate and business law.  Beginning his legal career as a law clerk at Pender & Coward, Dave now has 25 years of legal experience representing businesses throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.