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Pender & Coward Announces 2018 Officers


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

Rick Matthews, Chief Executive OfficerRick 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 OfficerMark Baumgartner has served as the firm’s CFO since 2017.  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 OfficerDave 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 over 25 years of legal experience representing businesses throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

About Pender & Coward

For more than a century, 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 from offices in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Suffolk and remain committed to accomplishing client goals through proven experience, resourceful solutions and effective communication. For more information, visit