Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Named New Jersey Law Journal’s Law Firm of the Year 2023*


2015 Chambers USA Honors Aidan O'Connor and Michael Stein


The Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2015 has recognized two Pashman Stein attorneys—Aidan P. O’Connor in the areas of white collar crime and government investigations in New Jersey and Michael Stein in the area of general and commercial litigation in New Jersey. This represents the third time that O’Connor and Stein have been ranked in their fields by the Chambers USA rankings.

O’Connor is a member of the firm’s litigation department, concentrating on complex civil litigation, criminal defense and internal investigations, including securities fraud matters. A seasoned trial lawyer, he has extensive experience in negotiating successful resolutions to difficult cases in both civil and criminal contexts.  He previously was an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey for 18 years, serving in the Criminal Division, the Organized Crime Strike Force and as chief of the Violent Crimes Unit.

O’Connor  received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School and his B.A. from Columbia University. 

Michael S. Stein, co-founder and head of the firm’s litigation practice, specializes in general commercial litigation, chancery litigation, legal ethics and appellate advocacy. He has substantial trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts. Stein also serves as an advisor to the firm’s corporate clients on such matters as partnership and shareholder agreements, intellectual property rights, lender liability issues, land use requirements, contracts, restrictive covenants and chancery law. Stein received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and his B.A. from Duke University.

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