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Yolanda Kanes

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Yolanda Kanes


Yolanda Kanes is a partner and Chair of Tannenbaum Helpern’s Trusts & Estates, Private Client and Tax-Exempt Organizations practice. She has been practicing at Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP since graduating from Fordham University School of Law in 1984.

Yolanda counsels individuals and families in the preparation of wills, trust agreements and related instruments pertaining to all phases of estate planning and administration. She advises high-net-worth individuals on complex estate and transfer of wealth plans, including business succession, matters pertaining to closely held companies, and in creating and maintaining family offices. She has represented non-resident aliens regarding U.S. tax aspects of their plans as well as U.S. persons establishing trusts off shore.

Her diverse experience extends to Federal and State litigation involving corporate and real estate transactions with a specialty in trusts and estates litigation. Yolanda represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all aspects of estate and trust litigation matters in Surrogate's Courts, the Supreme Court of the State of New York and in appellate practice.

She has also developed an expertise in advising individuals and families in matters relating to pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and marital agreements; adoptions; and establishing and advising clients on private foundations and other charitable organizations.

Yolanda has handled Family and Trust Arbitrations and has served as an arbitrator.

Significant Matters

  • Arbitrator in Prudential Securities Litigation

Yolanda Kanes has or will serve as a speaker, moderator, event chair or panelist for the following events:

Areas of Focus:

  • Trusts & Estates, Private Client and Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Trust and Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Art Law



  • Queens College , 1980, B.A.

Law School:

  • Fordham, 1984, J.D.
  • Honors: Fordham International Law Journal



  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York


  • Respect for Law Alliance

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
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