Simone Sebastian is an Associate in HDRB&B’s Private Lending Group. Simone represents private lenders in real estate secured transactions. Prior to joining HDRB&B, Simone represented secured creditors on a broad range of issues stemming from defaulted loans, including title clearance, preserving lien priority and pursuing surplus funds. In that role, she acted as designated counsel to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Additionally, Simone counseled both institutional and private clients on a variety of real estate litigation matters including boundary line disputes, land use applications and quiet title actions.

Simone received her B.A. from Rutgers University and earned her J.D. at Widener University Delaware Law School. Simone served as a legal intern to the Honorable Victor J. Ashrafi (Ret.) in the Somerset vicinage civil division.

Prior Experience

  • Attorney, Javerbaum, Wurgaft, Hicks, Kahn, Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C., 2021 – 2022
  • Senior Associate, Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard, P.C./Fein, Such & Crane, LLP, 2010 – 2021
  • Legal Intern to the Honorable Victor Ashrafi, J.S.C. (Ret.) Somerset County Courthouse, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association


Awards & Honors

Listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars

  • New Jersey, Real Estate, 2024


  • Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D., 2009
    • Pro Bono Distinction
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 2006


  • New Jersey, 2009
  • Pennsylvania, 2009
  • New York, 2016
  • Connecticut, 2023
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 2021