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Yana Feldman

Yana Feldman

Yana Feldman is the principal of Yana Feldman & Associates, PLLC in New York City. Her practice focuses on holistic, client-centered planning with an emphasis on ensuring her clients’ dignity and independence as they age, as well as working with clients to create not only a financial legacy, but also one of personal values and non-monetary assets. Her goals include educating various communities on the importance of estate planning and elder law planning, including in particular various immigrant communities as well as creating a modern law firm to help clients accomplish working with their attorney on their own terms. After earning her undergraduate degree in Anthropology in 1999 at the University of Chicago, she graduated from Tulane Law School in New Orleans in 2002 and then returned to her adopted hometown of New York.

Anthropology is the study of humankind, and as an attorney and counselor, I am constantly learning more about humankind. I seek to use my knowledge of the law to help my clients plan for the different possibilities life can bring, both good and bad. I help people feel secure after they have created an estate plan; they know that they’ve done the best they can to maintain their autonomy, simplify life and minimize conflict, delay and expense for their families if anything should happen to them. 

Yana believes in a team approach to estate planning for her clients, and many of her clients come to her from accountants and financial advisors who identify individuals in need of estate planning or elder law counseling. She teaches Continuing Legal Education classes for other attorneys on these topics, as well as to financial professionals at major financial institutions such as New York Life, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America. She's also made several presentation on law firm and time management to various Bar Associations and Sections.

Besides practicing law, Yana is active in the community, having serving as Legal Director of the Veneration Project, focused on building stable inter-generational communities by helping older adults and their families navigate the practical aspects of aging and as a volunteer attorney with the Safe Passages program, assisting child asylum seekers. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the JCC of Brooklyn/Kings Bay Y, where she focuses on establishing a planned giving program for the agency.

Yana was born in the Former Soviet Union and is fluent in Russian. She lives in Brooklyn, near Greenwood Cemetery, with her architect husband and their twin daughters.

 

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State Bar

Affiliations:

  • New York State Bar Association
    • Member of Elder Law and Estate Planning Sections
    • Executive Committee Member of Elder Law Section, District Delegate and Legislative Committee Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Trusts Estates & Surrogate's Court Committee
    • former member  Committee of Problems of the Aging
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
    • Trusts and Estates Section
    • Surrogate's Court Committee
  • Russian American Bar Association, Founding Member

Education:

  • University of Chicago, Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology
  • Tulane Law School, Juris Doctor

 




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