Meet the Attorneys

Victoria Raikes and Susan Hecht are experienced attorneys who are also mothers to young children, and are based in downtown Manhattan and the Hudson Valley. They know firsthand the importance of planning for their families’ futures. They are driven by their goal of helping others to gain control over the unexpected.

Victoria and Susan seek to make the process of estate planning accessible to busy families and individuals. They rarely bill 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 Attorneys


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…

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Susan Hecht

Of Counsel

Susan began her legal career primarily as a litigator in large law firms in New York City. She also served as a clerk for a judge in the Southern District of New York.

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Our Clients

Kirkham Raikes serves clients from New York City to Albany, the rest of the Capital Region, and all of the counties in between.

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