Community Involvement

How we’re involved in our community

Some examples of our leadership

Morriah Horani, a Divorce and Family Law partner, stays active as a member of the Board of Cedarbrook Swim and Tennis Club. She also volunteers each year for the Brown Alumni Association to interview high school students applying for undergraduate admission to Brown University. She also regularly fosters pets through The Lost Dog and Cat Foundation, based in Arlington, Virginia.

Divorce and Family Law partner Linda Ravdin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bethesda-based Round House Theatre. Round House is a critically acclaimed performing arts institution that has been a valuable member of our community for over 35 seasons. Its mission includes the production of classic and contemporary works for the stage as well as the development of community-based education programs.  Pasternak & Fidis, PC is proud to have sponsored seven productions since 2010 including the world premiere of Charming Billy, a play adapted from the prize-winning novel by Bethesda author Alice McDermott, and the homage to James Beard, I Love to Eat. In the winter of 2016, the firm sponsored the area premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), a Greek-inspired tragedy examining the mess of war and the true cost of freedom. We are also pleased to sponsor the production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.

Stephanie Perry, a partner in the Estate Planning and Administration Group, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Washington School for Girls. The privately financed Catholic school provides a caring and safe environment for young girls in 3rd through 8th grades in Southeast DC who are at risk of leaving school prematurely.

Estate Planning and Administration partner Alex Tanouye serves as a member of the Board of Directors of A Wider Circle, a local nonprofit whose mission is to help children and adults who are challenged by homelessness, poverty, and related health and social issues to lift themselves out of poverty.  He regularly volunteers as a truck driver in A Wider Circle’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor program.

Managing Partner and head of the Estate Planning and Administration Group Nancy Fax is involved with several organizations. After serving for many years (until 2016) on the board at the Community Foundation for Montgomery County, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (CFNCR), Nancy continues to be active as co-chair of the Professional Advisors Council for CFNCR. Additionally, Nancy acts as a mentor to individual Montgomery College students through Future Link.

Jan White works as a representative of the Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce to the Citizens Advisory Committee for County Council consideration of bus rapid transit in Montgomery County. She is also on the Board of a newly formed non-profit, Vocal Moco, Voters Opposing County Alcohol Alcohol Laws in Montgomery County, working to achieve for individuals and restaurants the right to purchase alcohol directly without going through the county Department of Liquor Control.

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