Yahne Miorini

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Vienna, Virginia

Miorini Law, PLLC
Yahne Miorini
Miorini Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law, International; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 1999

Education: The George Washington University Law School

Languages Spoken: English, French

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
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Miorini Law, PLLC

8233 Old Courthouse Rd
Suite 340
Vienna, VA 22182 Visit website


As the founder and principal of Miorini Law PLLC in in Vienna, Virginia, attorney Yahne Miorini provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout Fairfax and Arlington counties and the surrounding areas of the greater Washington, D.C., region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Estate planning and International estate planning

·       Probate and trust administration and international probate

·       Elder law

·       Veterans' benefits

A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience, Ms. Miorini has achieved notable success helping her clients establish and enforce their final wishes for the future while assisting them with creating lasting legacies that will serve their heirs and loved ones for years to come. She has extensive experience dealing with highly complex, multimillion-dollar estates, and she has in-depth knowledge of state and federal tax laws to help her clients preserve the bulk of their wealth for future generations.

Ms. Miorini also holds her accreditation from the Veterans Administration, and she routinely serves as guardian ad litem in guardianship and conservatorship cases for the elderly. A leader in her field, she has numerous publications to her credit, and she has conducted dozens of lectures and continuing legal education seminars across her region and throughout the country on a variety of legal topics.

A native of France, Ms. Miorini speaks the language fluently, and she obtained her Juris Doctor-Ph.D. from the University of Sorbonne International Law School in 1993. She also earned her Master of Laws in international and comparative law from The George Washington University Law School in 1995. She is licensed to practice in New York, Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Honored for her impeccable professionalism and service to others, Ms. Miorini received the Chevalier de l'Ordre national du mérite award from the French government in 2017 as well as the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award from the Fairfax County Bar Association in 2006. She has also received many other top rankings from her peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

Ms. Miorini is the former vice president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys' Virginia Chapter, and she is an active member of several other local, state and national legal organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the McLean Estate Planning Council and others.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law, International

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 50% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 40% Elder Law
  • 10% International

First Admitted: 1999, Washington DC

Professional Webpage: https://miorinilaw.com/team/yahne-miorini-principal/

Educational Background:
  • LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, George Washington University Law School
  • French JD- PhD (Diplome superieur notarial) from La Sorbonne (Paris 1), France, 1993 2nd year of LL.B. from University of Kent, Canterburry, U.K., 1993
  • Why to you need an elder law attorney., Elder Law
  • Knight of the National Order of the Merite (Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Merite) given by the French government for my commitment in helping French people in needs in the Washington DC area., French Government, 2017
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, Fairfax Bar Association, 2006
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • President of the Supporting Community Department of the Committee Tricolore to identify and assist French speaking families in the Washington DC greater area., 2020
  • Past President of the Comité Tricolor (non-profit organization dedicated to helping French Citizens in the Washington, DC metropolitan area), member of the board as past-president.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • How and when to use marital trusts, their pros-and cons. , Speaker, Marital Trusts in a Nutshell, NBI, Attorneys, CPAs, Financial Planners, 2022
  • End of life issues, Living wills, advance medical directives, POLTS, right to die states. , Speaker, Estate planning for clients with terminal illness, NBI, Attorneys, 2021
  • New estate planning techniques and adjustment of old estate planning technique with the SECURE Act that impact transfers of retirement accounts. , Speaker, Estate Planning and the SECURE Act, Strafford, Attorneys, CPAs, 2020
  • New estate planning options when dealing with retirement accounts. , Presenter, Secure Act, VA CLE, Attorneys, 2020
  • What are the best practices to close an estate., Speaker, Complex Distributions, Final Accounting, and Estate Closing, BNI, Attorneys, 2022
  • How to protect the administrator of an estate when there are claims and eventual the estate is insolvent. , Speaker, Creditor Claims, Liens, Sale of Assets, Insolvency, BNI, Attorneys, 2022
  • What are the issues that faces an administrator when there are international assets, a foreign estate administration or foreign heirs. , Speaker, International Issues in Estate Administration, Attorneys, 2022
  • How and when to use Special Needs Trusts, different types of SNT, duties and powers of the trustee. , Presenter, Special Needs Trust, NBI, Attorneys, CPAs, Financial Planners, 2022
  • “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)
  • Moderator, “The Financial Aspects of Elder Care,” the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (November 2003)
  • Moderator, “The Psychology of Women Toward Money,” the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (May 2003)
  • Moderator, “Caring for our Elderly Parents,” the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (June 2003)
  • “Estate Planning for Parents,” Booz Allen Hamilton (March 2007), and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (December 2006)
  • Moderator, “Long Term Care Insurance for Businesses and Law Firms,” the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (December 2003)
  • Moderator, “Making a Difference: Fighting Domestic Violence,” the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (June 2004)
  • “The Schiavo Tragedy,” Urban institute (March 2006) and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (January 2006)
  • “Navigating Trust Administration Procedures With Ease,” National Business Institute (January 2008)
  • “Simple Estate Planning for Pro bono Attorneys,” Fairfax Bar Association (June 2007)
  • “Managing the Inventory,” National Business Institute (October 2007)
  • “Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative,” National Business Institute (October 2007)
  • “Uncovering the Laws of Intestacy,” National Business Institute (October 2007)
  • “Mastering the Details of Tax Procedure,” National Business Institute (January 2008)
  • “Being Thorough to Close the Estate without a Hitch,” National Business Institute (September 2009)
  • “Reducing the Estate With an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust,” National Business Institute (April 2008)
  • “Estate Administration Process,” National Business Institute (April 2008)
  • “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)
  • “Special Problems with the Family,” National Business Institute (August 2009)
  • “Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Care,” National Business Institute (April 2011)
  • “Changing Technology and Attorney-Client Privilege,” National Business Institute (August 2010)
  • “Tax Considerations for Drafting Basic Estate Planning Documents,” National Business Institute (February 2011)
  • “Legal Ethics: Technology in Law Practice,” National Business Institute (February 2011)
  • “Ethical Issues in Elder Law: Capacity,” University of Richmond School of Law (March 2011)
  • “Preparing and Dealing with the Client’s Diminishing Capacity,” National Business Institute (March 2011)
  • “IRS Form 706,” Stafford (May 2013), Co-Speaker
  • "Probate for Another Purpose," National Business Institute (October 2011)
  • "Possible Liability Problems for an Executor," National Business Institute (October 2011)
  • "Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security," National Business Institute (March 2012)
  • "Tax Planning for Trusts and Estates," National Business Institute (January 2013)
  • “Obtaining VA benefits,” National Business Institute (May 2013)• "Technology and the Practice of Law," VAELA (February 2013)
  • “Final Accounting and Tax Returns – Closing the Estate,” National Business Institute (October 2013)
  • “Caring for Elder Parents,” The Women’s Bar Association, Raising the Bar (May 2003)
  • “Excluded vs. Countable Assets,” National Business Institute (February 2014)
  • “Spouses’ Elective Share,” National Business Institute (October 2014)
  • “Probating Estates that Include a Business,” National Business Institute (October 2014)
  • “Form 706 Compliance for Estates,” Stafford (March 2015), co-speaker
  • “Trust-Based Medicaid Planning in Detail,” National Business Institute (August 2016)
  • “Funding Trusts: Ensuring Optimal Asset Transfers, Changing Ownership, Monitoring Asset Performance.” Stafford (October 2016)
  • “Grantor Trusts”, National Business Institute (June 2017)
  • “Living vs. Testamentary Trusts,” National Business Institute (June 2017)
  • “Top Pre-Planning Tools: How to Protect Your Client’s Assets,” National Business Institute (August 2017)
  • “How to Structure Trusts to Plan for Medicaid: Step-by-Step,” National Business Institute (August 2017)
  • “Preparing the Petition, Initial Steps and Forms,” (for estate administration) National Business Institute (October 2017)
  • “Probate vs. Non-Probate Assets,” National Business Institute (April 2018)
  • Teaching for NBI and VAELA on trusts, probate, estate planning and elder law
  • “The New Virginia Power of Attorney Act,” FBA (July 2009)
  • “Aging Parents - How to Help Them and Talk with Them,” Fairfax Woman (January/February 2011)
  • “What is an Elder Law Attorney,” Fairfax Woman (March/April 2011)
  • Author of reoccurring articles on estate planning, Washington Accueil Association, La Plume (2009-2014)
  • "When you Notice your Client has Diminished Capacity," Virginia Lawyers Weekly (May 2012)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Admitted to US Supreme Court, 2023
  • Virginia State Bar Association, 2001
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Maryland Bar Association, 2012
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar, 2008
  • Washington Accueil Association
  • New York, 1999
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Past Treasurer, McLean Estate Planning Council
  • Past Co-Chair, Wills, Trusts, and Estates Section, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Chair, Elder Law Estate Section, Fairfax Bar Association
  • President of VAELA (Virginia chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys), 2014
  • Planning committee and long-range committee of VAELA  

Office location for Yahne Miorini

8233 Old Courthouse Rd
Suite 340
Vienna, VA 22182

Phone: 703-762-2903


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  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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