Pasternak & Fidis Law Offices | Bethesda, MD

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When you want the best service and deepest expertise in family law, trusts and estates, or real estate and commercial litigation, Pasternak & Fidis can help you. For more than 30 years, our lawyers have set a standard of client service, community involvement, and legal innovation that is unsurpassed among firms our size in the D.C. area. We are proud of our history and look forward to serving you in the future. Our partners are active in elite groups like the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and the Inns of Court, and two partners have become state judges. As a small specialty firm, we can give you the highest quality of service at an excellent value. We are never afraid to innovate, and we lead in new areas such as collaborative divorce and same-sex marriage. You can schedule an initial consultation by calling (301) 656-8850. LEARN MORE »

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What Family Lawyers Need to Know About the "New" Phased Retirement for Federal Government Employees

Posted on November 1, 2015 by Vicki Viramontes-Lafree

This article was originally published in the Maryland Family Law Advocate, April 2015 Edition. 

Introduction In August 2014 the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued its final regulations permitting phased retirement for certain federal employees.1 Effective November 6, 2014, employees may begin to apply for phased retirement with the consent of their employing agencies.

Phased retirement is optional. It allows an employee an opportunity to transition into retirement by continuing to work 50 percent time and ... READ FULL ARTICLE »

Nine Pasternak & Fidis Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers

January 2016 — For yet another year, Pasternak & Fidis received accolades from Super Lawyers, a publication honoring attorneys who have achieved a “high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”  Jan White was selected as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Lawyers.  Jan, Linda Ravdin and Nancy Fax were named to the Maryland Top 50 Women Lawyers, as well as included as Super Lawyers in their respective fields of Family Law and Estate Planning and Probate.  Anne Coventry, Marcia Fidis and Al Pasternak were also designated Super Lawyers for Estate Planning and Probate.  Morriah Horani was named a Rising Star in Family Law, and Stephanie Perry and Alex Tanouye were both named Rising Stars in Estate Planning and Probate.

Pasternak & Fidis Partners Named Washingtonian ‘Top Estate Lawyers’

Two partners from Pasternak & Fidis have been listed among the “Top Estate Lawyers” in the Washington, D.C., area by Washingtonian magazine. Nancy Fax, the firm’s managing partner, and Anne Coventry were included on the magazine’s list of the best lawyers for estate planning. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE»

New Divorce Laws in Maryland

In our Summer 2015 newsletter, Mary Katherine Hayburn explains the recent changes to Maryland’s divorce laws READ FULL ARTICLE »

 

Estate Planning in Light of Marriage Equality

In our Summer 2015 newsletter, Anne W. Coventry enumerates estate planning issues for couples whose marriages will now be recognized in all states. READ FULL ARTICLE »

Pasternak & Fidis Partners Named Washingtonian ‘Top Divorce Lawyers’

Two partners from Pasternak & Fidis have been listed among the “Top Divorce Lawyers” in the Washington, D.C., area by Washingtonian magazine. Linda Ravdin and Anne (Jan) White were cited as among the region’s best divorce and family law attorneys.  READ FULL PRESS RELEASE»

Three Pasternak & Fidis Partners Named to List of Top Estate Lawyers in Montgomery County

Three partners from Pasternak & Fidis have been listed among the “Top Estate and Trust Lawyers” in Montgomery County by Bethesda magazine. Nancy Fax, the firm’s managing partner, was cited along with partners N. Alfred Pasternak and Marcia Fidis. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE»

Eleven Pasternak & Fidis Lawyers Named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2015

Eleven lawyers from Pasternak & Fidis have been selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers for 2015. Partners N. Alfred Pasternak, Marcia Fidis, Nancy Fax, Linda Ravdin, Anne (Jan) White and Anne Coventry were all picked for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list. Only five percent of Maryland lawyers are selected for this honor in any given year. Associates Morriah Horani, Alex Tanouye, Stephanie Perry, Nathan Brill and Mary Katherine Hayburn were picked for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Rising Stars. The Rising Stars list singles out the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE»

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