Meet the Attorney

Victoria Raikes is an experienced attorney. She is also a mother to young children and is based in downtown Manhattan. She knows firsthand the importance of planning for her family's future. She is driven by her goal of helping others gain control over the unexpected.

Victoria seeks to make the process of estate planning accessible to busy families and individuals. She rarely bills by the hour, preferring a flat fee to allow for communications without the dreaded clock ticking. Clients of Kirkham Raikes are encouraged to ask questions and be engaged in constructing their estate plan.

Meet the Attorney


Victoria Raikes

Founding Partner

Victoria is a graduate of New York University School of Law, and has lived in New York City for over twenty-five years. She started her legal career as a litigator with several prominent midtown firms, and transitioned to estate planning out of her interest in working with others to protect and enhance their well-being.

Victoria is raising two sons and has a healthy appreciation for the challenges facing individuals and families in New York City and beyond. She derives immense satisfaction from helping people "fill in the blanks" of their lives - whether it be through her estate planning services or in connecting clients with the best insurance agent, realtor or financial services professional for their needs.

J.D. New York University School of Law (1999)
B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, Amherst College (1995)

Bar Admission
New York, 2000
Connecticut (ret.), 2000

Professional Membership and Associations
New York State Bar Association, Member of the Trusts and Estates section; Member of the Solo and Small Practice Advisory Panel.


Our Clients

Kirkham Raikes can serve any resident of New York State; the majority of our clients reside in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County. Meetings to conduct a client's intake session as well as review session are typically over video conference. However, clients do need to sign their planning in person with the attorney, in the presence of two impartial witnesses. Most clients sign their documents at the firm's office on Wall Street.

Start Planning Today.

Now is the time to begin planning the future of your estate. Contact us to get started.