R&C’s practice is not only highly complex and challenging, but it is also highly rewarding. The firm emphasizes a collegial team-based atmosphere, with professional goals that go beyond the billable hour and a healthy work/life balance.

A number of staff members have been with R&C for over 20 years, and the firm has won an award from Winning Workplaces, a nonprofit organization that fosters the creation of great workplaces. All staff are welcome to provide input into the operation of the firm—from participation in training sessions and working on focused committees, to hiring new staff.

R&C’s Washington, DC office is located in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood, just east of the Washington Convention Center and easily accessible by Metrorail and bus. The Nashville, TN office is in the heart of downtown Nashville within walking distance of many local attractions. The Columbia, MD office is situated on Little Patuxent Parkway, near many shops, restaurants and amenities, and just across the street from the Merriweather Post Pavilion, one of the DC area's premiere outdoor concert venues.

R&C is committed to providing equal opportunity recruitment and hiring practices and providing a non-discriminatory work environment to ensure that applicants applying to a position are treated fairly, equally, and without discrimination on any basis.

For more information about employment opportunities, please contact


Available Opportunities


Commercial Title Real Estate Paralegal

Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC, a national law firm focused on real estate, finance, economic development, and affordable housing, is seeking a law clerk for its affordable housing and regulatory practice located in the Washington, DC, office. For over 40 years, Reno & Cavanaugh has developed into a nationally recognized advocate for public housing authorities and other organizations working to improve housing and economic opportunities in their community.

Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC, a law firm with offices in Washington, DC, Nashville, TN, and Columbia, MD, seeks a commercial title paralegal for the real estate practice in our Nashville, TN office.

Since our founding in 1977, Reno & Cavanaugh has developed a national practice encompassing the entire real estate, economic development, and affordable housing industry.  Though we have expanded our range of services, we have stayed true to our core mission of providing quality legal and legislative services to increase housing and business opportunities and strengthen communities across the nation.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, pay close attention to detail, and work well in a team environment.  Paralegals at Reno & Cavanaugh work hard to meet client deadlines, to produce expert results, and to assist not only attorneys but also each other, especially during busy times.  The candidate will be responsible for entering their daily client billable time, supervising an assistant, participating in the firm-wide title team calls, communicating with firm transaction teams and clients, drafting legal documents, preparing closing statements, initiating wires, and disbursing all closing funds as needed.  Experience with SoftPro (both title and escrow functions) is a plus.

Interested applicants should send the following to or apply via the BambooHR link

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  4. 2 to 5 page writing sample

2024 Summer Law Clerk


Ideal candidates will possess strong academic credentials, write and analyze well, and have an interest in real estate finance or affordable housing. Law clerks at Reno & Cavanaugh have opportunities for one-on-one work with experienced attorneys, document drafting, participation in client meetings and financial closings, and writing for posting and publication on affordable housing issues and concerns.

Interested applicants should send the following to or apply via the BambooHR link:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript
  4. 5-10 page non-litigation writing sample*

* The writing sample may take any form and can be from law school, undergraduate or graduate education, work experience, or submission for publication. We request a non-litigation writing sample because we are looking for clear and concise expression of ideas which is often lost when writing in a litigation context.

Time Required: 
40 hours per week

Application Closing Date: 
September 10, 2023


Associate Attorney

Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC (, a national affordable housing law firm, is seeking an associate attorney for its Washington, DC office.  The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience with real estate transactions and a demonstrated interest in affordable housing and community development work that strengthens communities across the country.  Experience with regulatory analysis and complex real estate transactions is a plus.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and transcript or grade summary by email to or visit Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Junior to Mid-Level Litigation Associate

Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC (R&C) is a law firm with offices in Washington, DC, Columbia, MD, and Nashville, TN concentrating in the representation of providers of affordable housing, including public housing authorities, private developers, for-profit and nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies.
R&C handles matters involving federal housing laws and regulations, general administrative law, real estate development, zoning, and land use.

R&C seeks applicants for an Associate attorney position in R&C's active Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. The practice regularly handles a diverse range of issues, including fair housing and general litigation, civil rights, bankruptcy, and administrative law and policy matters, particularly before HUD. The position can be located in either the Washington office or the Nashville office, but the more immediate need is in Washington.

Applicants should have 2 to 5 years of relevant experience in litigation with or against federal regulatory agencies. Preference for applicants with Fair Housing experience and/or knowledge of HUD programs. Academic credentials are relevant but not determinative. Strong written skills are critical. Knowledge of e-discovery a plus.

R&C is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Interested applicants should apply here or send the following to

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • 2 to 5 page writing sample