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Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Announces Counsel Elevations for Victoria Friedrich and Rachel E. Simon


Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. is pleased to announce that Victoria (Torie) Friedrich and Rachel E. Simon have been elevated from Associate to Counsel, effective January 1, 2022.

“We are pleased to extend these well-deserved promotions to both Torie and Rachel who have provided strategic counsel to our clients on a broad range of matters,” said the firm’s Managing Partner Michael Stein.We see promising futures in both lawyers and appreciate their contributions to Pashman Stein.”

Victoria Friedrich is member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates practice, where she is engaged in all aspects of estate planning and administration, including asset marshaling, estate settlement, and the preparation of New York and federal estate tax returns and New Jersey inheritance tax returns. Victoria is a frequent author on articles regarding state and federal requirements and regulations governing trusts and estates law, working to keep clients up to date on any changes and providing valuable guidance and best practices.

Friedrich received her B.S. from Rutgers University and earned her J.D., cum laude, from Pace University School of Law, during which time she also acted as a Dean Scholar for the Real Property section and interned at the Bergen County Surrogate’s Court and several law offices.

Rachel E. Simon concentrates her practice on complex litigation matters and has represented clients before every level of the Federal and New Jersey State courts, including the United States Supreme Court and New Jersey Supreme Court. Simon focuses particularly on criminal defense, securities, civil rights, and appellate matters. She has counseled several public entities in COVID-19 emergency response and managing their COVID-related litigation.

Simon earned her J.D. from the Seton Hall University School of Law where she co-founded and co-led the Leadership Fellows Program with Professor Paula Franzese and is an advocate for her community, volunteering pro bono time to serve a number of entities that facilitate prisoner reentry programs, combat the opioid crisis, and address immigration issues and human trafficking. She received her undergraduate degree from The Julliard School and was a professional trumped player prior to attending law school, performing, recording, and touring with national and international orchestras and well-known artists.

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