News and Events

April 23, 2017

P&F joins A Wider Circle’s ‘Race to End Poverty’

We were thrilled to support our community partner, A Wider Circle, in their Race to End Poverty at Meadowbrook Park on April 23! We gathered a team of 24 employees,... MORE >

March 9, 2017

Our community partner, Round House Theatre, is feted by Washington Post

We are thrilled that our long-time community partner and neighbor, Round House Theatre, has been recognized by the Washington Post for its “adventurous programming” and inspiring leadership. We’ve been partnering... MORE >

February 9, 2017

Partner Alex Tanouye spoke on the Fiduciary Income Tax

As part of the D.C. Bar’s Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section’s Luncheon Series, partner Alex Tanouye presented an Introduction to the Fiduciary Income Tax on February 9.

January 31, 2017

Jan White led Maryland State Bar Divorce Tax Workshop in January

On January 27, 2017, partner Jan White taught the Maryland State Bar Divorce Tax Workshop to over 75 attorneys from across the state.  The presentation covered such issues as tax... MORE >

January 31, 2017

At Heckerling, Anne Coventry spoke about Digital Property

Partner Anne Coventry spoke at the 51st annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in early January, on the subject of estate planning for digital property.  In addition, she serves on... MORE >

January 17, 2017

Pasternak & Fidis Launches New Online Resource That Compares Trust Laws in Maryland, DC and Virginia –

Pasternak & Fidis, P.C. announces the launch of a new online resource that compares the trust laws governing Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia to the Uniform Trust Code.... MORE >

December 19, 2016

Super Lawyers tags P&F attorneys in 2017

Super Lawyers has come out with its annual listing of top Maryland attorneys in 2017. Estate Planning and Administration partner Nancy Fax and Divorce and Family Law partner Jan White... MORE >

November 28, 2016

LaFree participates in panel on Grey Divorce

On October 20, 2016, Vicki Viramontes-LaFree, partner in the Divorce and Family Law Group, participated in a panel as part of Suburban Hospital’s Estate Planning Journal Club Speaker Series.  The... MORE >

November 28, 2016

Washington’s Top Divorce Lawyers–again!

Jan White and Linda Ravdin were named yet again on Washingtonian’s list of Washington’s Top Divorce Lawyers. Congratulations, Linda and Jan!

November 21, 2016

Update on Maryland’s Spousal Elective Share

Partner Alex Tanouye recently presented to attorneys in the Maryland State Bar Association’s Estate and Gift Tax Study Group. Alex’s presentation – entitled “Maryland’s Spousal Elective Share: What’s In, What’s... MORE >

October 14, 2016

Best Lawyers names several P&F Partners to its 2017 lists

Best Lawyers, a publication that relies on peer nominations to cultivate its annual lists, recognized our partners in its 2017 in Maryland in their respective fields: Jan White in Collaborative... MORE >

October 14, 2016

Nancy Fax named Lawyer of the Year in Trusts & Estates for DC Area for 2017

Best Lawyers named partner Nancy Fax the Trust and Estates Lawyer of the Year in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Because the publication uses peer nominations to develop its selective list, we are especially proud... MORE >

October 4, 2016

P&F Attends A Wider Circle’s Community Ball 2016

For several years running, Pasternak & Fidis has contributed to A Wider Circle’s annual gala event, the Community Ball. Along with their spouses and partners, Alex Tanouye, Stephanie Perry and Nancy... MORE >

August 29, 2016

P&F, Anne Coventry, Nancy Fax lauded by Chambers High Net Worth

Pasternak & Fidis, PC was recently listed in the latest Chambers & Partners High Net Worth publication as a leading firm in the field of Private Wealth in Washington, DC.... MORE >

August 21, 2016

Giving back through A Wider Circle

Estate Planning & Administration partner Alex Tanouye donated his time to A Wider Circle this weekend. A Wider Circle works to end poverty one family after another with the aim of giving... MORE >

May 13, 2016

Washington Post recognizes Jan White as one of Top 50 Women Attorneys

Partner Jan White was recognized in the Washington Post as one of D.C.’s Top 50 Women attorneys for 2016 by Super Lawyers.  According to Super Lawyers, the Top 50 Women... MORE >

May 13, 2016

Linda Ravdin presented premarital agreement CLE in WV

On May 3, 2016, partner Linda Ravdin participated as a faculty member at the Kanawha County (West Virginia) Family Law Bench Bar Committee’s annual Continuing Legal Education program.  Her topic... MORE >

May 13, 2016

Daily Record interviews Alex Tanouye about brand building

The Daily Record interviewed Partner Alex Tanouye about how young lawyers can build a brand and eventually land an interview on an internationally known news channel. The Daily Record piece can be found... MORE >

May 12, 2016

Stephanie Perry elected to Board of Trustees at Washington School for Girls

The Washington School for Girls has elected partner Stephanie Perry to serve on its Board of Trustees. WSG is an all-girls, tuition-free private school located in Anacostia, DC that provides... MORE >

May 9, 2016

Alex Tanouye speaks to Montgomery County Bar Association

Partner Alex Tanouye gave a presentation today to the Trusts & Estates Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association: Highlights from Heckerling 2016. Alex and partner Anne Coventry attended the Heckerling Institute for Estate... MORE >

May 3, 2016

Alex Tanouye interviewed on CNN about Prince’s Estate

CNN interviewed partner Alex Tanouye in connection with the developing dispute over popstar Prince’s estate. See the clip here.

March 25, 2016

Mary Katherine Hayburn co-moderated a panel of Montgomery County judges

On March 24, 2016, Associate Mary Katherine Hayburn co-moderated a panel of the Montgomery County Family Law Magistrates in their annual roundtable.  The panel answered the legal community’s questions and offered... MORE >

February 23, 2016

Stephanie Perry spoke about trusts at Maryland Bar CLE

Partner Stephanie Perry participated as a speaker at the Maryland State Bar Association’s February 23, 2016 continuing legal education program entitled “Using and Drafting Trusts in Estate Planning.”

February 19, 2016

Anne Coventry testified before the Maryland legislature

On February 18, Anne Coventry testified before the Maryland Senate’s Judicial Proceedings Committee in support of SB239, Maryland Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.

February 4, 2016

Anne Coventry testified before the Maryland House; scheduled to speak before the Maryland Senate

In February, Anne W. Coventry, a partner in the Estate Planning & Administration Group, testified before a meeting of the Maryland House Health & Governmental Operations Committee in Annapolis in... MORE >

February 1, 2016

Pasternak & Fidis as the Face of Estate Planning

The Washingtonian magazine’s “Faces of Washington 2016” series hit news stands this month. Catch a glimpse of our Estate Planning team here: Pasternak & Fidis as Washingtonian’s Face of Estate... MORE >

January 4, 2016

P&F lawyers named in Super Lawyers 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... MORE >

December 5, 2015

Washingtonian magazine names P&F lawyers “tops” yet again

In its December 2015 issue, Washingtonian magazine named Anne Coventry and Nancy Fax as Top Lawyers in the field of Trusts and Estates, and Linda Ravdin and Jan White were... MORE >

November 4, 2015

Partners join Virginia State Bar

Partners Nancy Fax, Stephanie Perry, and Vicki Viramontes-LaFree were sworn in to the Virginia State Bar at the Supreme Court of Virginia in Richmond. All three partners are now admitted... MORE >

August 24, 2015

Partner Morriah Horani selected for Fairfax Bar Association leadership

Divorce and Family Law Group partner Morriah Horani has been selected to the Judicial Screening Committee of the Fairfax Bar Association for 2015-2016. The FBA Judicial Screening Committee is charged... MORE >

August 8, 2015

Partner Stephanie Perry re-elected to D.C. Bar Leadership

Stephanie Perry, partner in the Estate Planning and Administration Group, was re-elected as a member of the Steering Committee of the Estate, Trusts and Probate Section of the D.C. Bar.... MORE >

July 1, 2015

Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, MD

Anne Coventry, partner in the Estate Planning and Administration Group, was elected President of the Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, Maryland. Anne’s colleague and fellow partner in the Estate... MORE >

February 4, 2015

10 P&F Attorneys selected as Super Lawyers

Ten lawyers from Pasternak & Fidis were selected for inclusion in Washington, DC Super Lawyers for 2015. Partners N. Alfred Pasternak, Marcia Fidis, Nancy Fax, Linda Ravdin, Anne (Jan) White and... MORE >