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Yana Pechersky

Estate planning Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    Florida - FL 14 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Delinquent No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Yana

Learn Yana’s areas of practice.

I focus my legal practice on the areas of Estate Planning (including tax planning for US Citizens and Foreign Nationals), Probate and Estate Administration, and Elder Law (which encompasses Guardianship, Community and Nursing Home Medicaid Planning and Eligibility, and Special Needs Planning).


The Elder Law component of my practice arose from a very personal experience, when a lonely elderly neighbor suddenly found himself in need of Home Care. He was unable to fully pay for the amount of care he needed; yet his income and resources exceeded Medicaid eligibility limits. He was a good man, worked hard his entire life, was a good citizen and paid his dues and his taxes. But at an elderly and fragile age, there was no one to help him with his daily tasks, such as dressing, washing, shopping for and preparing food. 


Helping my elderly neighbor with the process of gaining Medicaid coverage that would help him pay for a Home Care Aide was a rewarding and eye-opening experience, which prompted me to incorporate the area of Elder Law into my Estate Planning practice.


My approach to each individual client is two-pronged. First and foremost, it includes an assessment of how to best establish financial and personal security for the client’s loved ones and how to ensure a smooth passage of assets to the next generation, while minimizing taxes (whether via a Will, a Trust or another estate planning vehicle). Equally as important is guidance in preparation for retirement and protection of assets in the event of a chronic or long-term illness.


While being prepared is always best, some clients are unable to plan for the unexpected in a timely manner. I find it incredibly rewarding to help a client who has encountered the death of a loved one or who has suddenly become disabled.

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The Pechersky Law Firm, PLLC
1599 East 15th Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11230


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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thoughtful, clear and efficient
I reached out to Yana with a question about the optimal ownership status of a house for tax filing purposes after a divorce. She asked clear questions that got to the heart of the matter and helped me see the way forward (which didn't require an attorney). However, when I do need to hire someone down the road, I will most certainly start with her.
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Posted by Marina | June 20, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly professional & knowledgeable attorney
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, highly professional and dedicated attorney specializing in Trusts and Estates, look no further. Yana Pechersky has all of those qualities and so much more. She is very personable and puts in effort and time to represent your best interests. I highly recommend her services.
Posted by Robert | September 9, 2014
An informed and family-oriented estate planning lawyer!
Yana listened to my concerns about how best to construct the last will and testment for my worldly estate and assets, especially considering the protection I wanted to afford to my children. She also considered that I didn't want them to experience division and bitterness over my worldly legacy once I was gone. Yana also listened to my concerns about my own healthcare and what I'd want my health proxies to do. She crafted documents that addressed all these concerns, and more that I hadn't even considered.
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Posted by Evelyn & Leonid | March 25, 2014
Real Estate Pro w Great Subject Knowledge
Ms. Pechersky is a highly organized with high level of professional expertise and was able to turn, complicated and expect to be mundane refinance closing in overall pleasant experience.
Posted by Chopey | January 3, 2014
Upper Eastside Condominium Purchase
Very professional, knowledgeable, caring and kept us well informed throughout the purchase of our condominium. She walked us through every phase of the transaction and explained not only the technical terms, but also their legal ramifications. Yana always kept the clients best interest in mind. She made such a great impression at the closing that both the real estate and mortgage brokers requested her business card for future real estate transactions. To say the least, we were very happy with the services provided and would highly recommend Yana to anyone requiring an experienced attorney.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner/Owner
  • The Pechersky Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Feldman, Pechersky & Krishtul, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Owner
  • The Pechersky Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • UBS Wealth Management, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Senior Marketing Analyst
  • American Express Company
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Consultant
  • Accenture, Ltd.
  • 2001 - 2004
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  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • N/A
  • New York City Bar Association, Legal Problems of the Aging Committee
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Estates Trusts Section
  • N/A
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York Women's Bar Association
  • N/A
  • RuSBAN (Russian Speaking Business Attorney Network)
  • Co-President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 New York Metro Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 New York Metro Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 New York Metro Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • 2014 New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Dean's List
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 2007
  • Dean's List
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 2005
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  • Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • Drosophila Minichromosome Maintenance 6 Is Required for Chorion Gene Amplification and Genomic Replication
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Introduction to Estate Administration and Probate
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (11)
Endorse Yana
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer"
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Friend
"Yana Pechersky is a superb attorney. Her wealth of knowledge in the fields of estate and elder law are truly unparalleled. Beyond her command of the subject matter. what sets Yana apart from her colleagues is her solution oriented approach to estate planning coupled with her personable nature. I endorse Yana wholeheartedly and without any reservations."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Yana is an experienced and caring attorney and is a zealous advocate for her clients. She exemplifies the code of ethics required by this profession."
Probate Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Yana is very well respected in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Yana is an impressive and effective advocate. She is highly respected by her fellow attorneys."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Yana Pechersky - she is an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer in several areas, including Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Guardianship and Probate. She is kind, compassionate and cares about her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is with great pleasure that I endorse Yana Pechersky as a diligent, knowledgeable professional. She possesses the expertise and a keen skill of proper application of the law, which in turn benefits her clients.."
Trusts Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Family member
"Yana is a intelligent, compassionate and professional attorney. Though her practice is mostly limited to Trusts, Probate, Wills & Elder law, she represents clients from a wide variety of backgrounds. Her clients range from the ultra-wealthy seeking asset protection to clients of moderate means who require asset structuring to reach medicaid eligibility. One thing that stays the same, no matter the client, is that Yana provides earnest representation within the bounds of the law."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Yana is warm, caring and knowledgeable. She doesn't try to overly complicate things that are simple yet knows how to structure some very intricate transactions and plans."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients to Yana and they all have been very happy with her professionalism, compassion and deep knowledge of the laws. If you need a will or a trust, I would not hesitate hiring Yana."
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