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Denise N. Yurkofsky

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Wayland, MA

Law Office of Denise N. Yurkofsky
13 Pelham Island Rd
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 508-358-4878
Fax: 508-817-5435
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law
Languages Spoken: English, French
Attorney Profile

Denise Yurkofsky is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was awarded the Judge Edelstein Fellowship. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College and studied in France for one year as recipient of a Rotary International Undergraduate Fellowship. She has done graduate work in estate planning and estate and gift tax at Boston University Law School. She is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.

Attorney Yurkofsky’s practice is concentrated primarily in the areas of estate planning, including planning for family members with special needs, elder law, probate and trust administration. She chose to specialize in estate planning because it involved helping her clients address issues of great concern to them, such as how to best provide for the important people in their lives, and she values her personal connections with her clients.

She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys for fifteen years and was Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee. She is also a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Estate Planning and Probate Forum.

Attorney Yurkofsky is active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors of the Wayland Council on Aging and served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Price Center, a Newton based human services agency which provides clinical, therapeutic and support services to individuals and families managing a wide spectrum of physical and cognitive disabilities. She is also a founder of the Friends of the Wayland Council on Aging, Inc. and served on its Board of Directors for many years. She received the Council on Aging 2010 Award for Community Service from Baypath Elder Services, Inc. and a Certificate of Recognition from the Sudbury Senior Center for her volunteer work there.

 

About Denise N. Yurkofsky

First Admitted: 1982, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.yurlaw.com/about-us

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.2007-2020
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Wayland Council on Aging.2005-2020
  • Member of the Board of Directors of The Price Center, a private non-profit organization based in Newton, Massachusetts which was founded in 1977 to provide individual-centered services to adults with development disabilities.2014-2020
  • Co-Founder of the Friends of the Wayland Council on Aging, Inc.
  • Volunteer, Wayland Council on Aging and Sudbury Council on Aging.2004-2020

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Elder Law is not recognized as a specialty for certification in Massachusetts.

Educational Background

  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1979

Honors/Awards

  • the Council On Aging Award for Community Service, Wayland Council on Aging, 2010
  • Named as a Boston Five Star Professional in Boston Magazine for 2015 through 2017., 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate and Tax Sections, 2019
  • Boston Estate Planning and Probate Forum

    , 2018
  • Boston Estate Planning Council, 2018
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Office Location for Denise N. Yurkofsky

13 Pelham Island Rd
Wayland, MA 01778

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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