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Yahne Miorini, Principal

Yahne Miorini, Principal

Yahne Miorini is the founder and principal of Miorini Law PLLC.  She focuses her practice on domestic and international estate planning, probate, trust administration and related tax matters, and elder law (guardianship, conservatorship, special needs, and long-term care) and Veterans' Benefits.  Her practice emphasizes the human element and seeks to foster long term family stability and efficient governance as well as providing wealth preservation and tax planning. 

She continues to be in demand to speak before legal, accounting, and business groups. She is involved with local professional organizations.  She is chair of the Elder Law Estate Section of the Fairfax Bar Association.  She is the President of the Comite Tricolor (non-profit organization helping French Citizens in need).

Ms. Miorini is licensed in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and New York.  She has over 15 years of experience.  She received a French J.D. from University of La Sorbonne, Paris, France, and an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School.

In her spare time, she organizes dinners for a French Association (Washington Accueil Association), travels, and enjoys being with her husband, two teenage children and cat.

Estate Planning

Her practice on domestic and international estate planning includes Wills, Revocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives, Living Wills, Special Needs Trusts, Pet Trusts, Life Insurance Trusts, and other irrevocable trusts.  She counsels clients with multi-million dollar estates including non-US citizens with overseas assets.  She also assists clients with real estate investments in France.

Probate and Trust Administration

Her practice on probate, trust administration and related tax matters, includes assisting executors or protecting the interest of beneficiaries of an estate.  She represents beneficiaries living overseas and monitors oversea estate administrations.  She assists trustees with the funding, administrating, and terminating of trusts including related tax matters (fiduciary income tax returns and estate tax returns).

Elder Law

Her practice on elder law includes guardianship, conservatorship, and long-term care planning with when needed Medicaid planning and Veterans' benefits.  She works with clients to maximize their options ensuring that they age in dignity and respect.  She accepts to serve as guardian or conservator when necessary.  She is frequently appointed Guardian Ad Litem by the court.  She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and Vice President of its Virginia chapter.

Veterans Benefits

Ms. Miorini is accredited by the Veterans Administration.

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • McLean Estate Planning Council
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and its Virginia’s chapter
  • New York Bar
  • Virginia State Bar

 Publications

  • "When you notice your client has diminished capacity" (Virginia Lawyers Weekly, May 2012)
  • "Possible Liability Problems for an Executor" (October 2011)
  • "Probate for Another Purpose" (October 2011)
  • Author of reoccurring articles on estate planning, Washington Accueil Association, La Plume
  • “Caring for Elder Parents,” Raising the Bar, The Women’s Bar Association (May 2003)

 Speeches and Lectures

  • "Technology and the Practice of Law," VAELA (February 2013)
  • "Tax Planning for Trusts and Estates," National Business Institute (January 2013)
  • "Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security," National Business Institute (March 2012)
  • “Being Thorough to Close the Estate without a Hitch,”  National Business Institute (September 2009)
  • “Special Problems with the Family,” National Business Institute (August 2009)
  • “Protecting Family Members,” National Business Institute (August 2009)
  • “Trust Code Law,” Lorman Institute (October 2008)
  • “Proactive Planning for Estate Tax,” National Business Institute (April 2008)
  • “Estate Administration Process,” National Business Institute (April 2008)
  • “Reducing the Estate With an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust,” National Business Institute (April 2008)
  • “Navigating Trust Administration Procedures With Ease,” National Business Institute (January 2008)
  • “Mastering the Details of Tax Procedure,” National Business Institute (January 2008)
  • “Uncovering the Laws of Intestacy,” National Business Institute (October 2007)
  • “Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative,” National Business Institute (October 2007)
  • “Managing the Inventory,” National Business Institute (October 2007)
  • “Simple Estate Planning for Pro bono Attorneys,” Fairfax Bar Association (June 2007)
  • “Estate Planning for Parents,” Booz Allen Hamilton (March 2007), and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (December 2006)
  • “The Schiavo Tragedy,” Urban institute (March 2006) and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (January 2006)

 Moderator

  • “Making a Difference: Fighting Domestic Violence,” the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (June 2004)
  • “Long Term Care Insurance for Businesses and Law Firms,” the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (December 2003)
  • “The Financial Aspects of Elder Care,” the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (November 2003),
  • “Caring for our Elderly Parents,” the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (June 2003)
  • “The Psychology of Women Toward Money,” the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (May 2003)
  • “Money Shy to Money Sure,” the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (March 2002)
  • “Is This My Style or What?” the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (October 2001)

 Honor and Awards

Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 2006 from the Fairfax Bar Association

 

Yahne can be reached at Yahne.Miorini@Miorinilaw.com or by phone (703) 448-6121 ext. 301


Miorini Law PLLC assists clients with Estate Planning matters in McLean, Tyson's Corner, West McLean, Vienna, Greenway, Dunn Loring, Falls Church, Reston, Arlington and Merrifield in both Fairfax and Arlington Counties of Virginia as well as Washington DC.



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