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Joseph Avi Yolofsky

Business Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   23 reviews

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%

    18 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    30%
    Small businesses are the engine of the economy. I offer general counsel services to new and existing companies, startups to mid-market international ventures. An engagement begins with a comprehensive audit of your business operations that examines the legal, insurance, financial, and tax aspects of the business. After the audit, I collaborate with you to improve your operations. The goal is for you to obtain a return on your investment in me.

    18 years

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    You have worked hard to build wealth and protect it. You, not the State, should choose how that wealth is passed on. Did you know that parents can give their children greater asset protection than the children could ever give themselves? Have you made a plan for what happens if you are incapacitated? What might happen to your business, or your family? The goal is for you to control your wealth and assets the way you want, without everything going public - like Prince!

    18 years

  4. International law
    20%

    18 years

My passion is helping people build successful businesses and then working with those people to protect their hard earned wealth. Through sound business and estate planning, I help people ensure that their wealth and wisdom is passed on the way they want in the manner that they want. 

For the last 25 years, I have been in the trenches fighting people’s battles. Before becoming an attorney, I was a Marine Corps officer. I started my legal career resolving business disputes. The longer I practiced, the more I observed two things: 1) regardless of how “right” or “correct” my client was, the court process took an enormous amount of time and money; and 2) many of the issues that occurred during the litigation before a trial or arbitration could very well have been avoided with better planning. 

If there’s one thing that the Marine Corps taught me is that planning is a key to success. Taking a lesson from the ancient Master of Strategy, Sun Tzu, those who properly plan ahead will be successful in all their endeavors. The truth is that both businesses and people need to plan ahead, especially for those they care about the most.

As a Marine, I learned about mission accomplishment, strategy, and tactics. I decided that I would build a practice on performing these tasks for clients. Defining a client’s goals gives clarity on what needs to be accomplished. Strategies can then be created to achieve a client’s goals. Throughout the strategy development process, the client participates, comments and questions. Once a particular strategy is chosen, tactics are then picked to implement the strategy. One of the biggest benefits of working with us is that you as the client, will have developed a stronger relationship with us once the initial goal-setting and strategy development process is completed. This merger of legal acumen and military strategy means that all work is focused on accomplishing client goals. 

Think about it – a law firm dedicated to helping people navigate the legal needs for their business and their personal life. Business plans that work, both now and in the future. Estate plans that exist to benefit the people for whom they were designed. An attorney who is here to make things as simple for you and your family.

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Licensed for 18 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Joseph

Yolofsky Law
100 SE 3rd Ave.
Suite 1000
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33394

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Attorney Yolofsky offers exceptional service to his clients with detailed explanations and a unique insight helping to ease nerves and focus on the legal issues at hand. As an attorney myself, I was beyond impressed with Attorney Yolofsky’s approach. I reached out to him when I had a legal issue present itself that I knew nothing about. He took the time to talk me through each legal issue, explaining to me pros and cons and ultimately advising me on the best next steps. Truthfully, being on the non attorney side even as an attorney is nerve wracking. He not only gave me confidence but he reassured me that he would be there step by step if necessary. Attorney Yolofsky truly cares about his clients. And I have definitely learned quite a few things for my own practice from him. 5 stars isn’t enough for how exceptional he truly is! Thank you Attorney Yolofsky!
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Posted by VV | March 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Negotiating
I consulted A.J. regarding a business strategy involving negotiating a home for the best price for my client, He coached me on the strategy to employ and it worked. I was able to get the best price possible for client. I highly recommend A.J.
Posted by PAOLO | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Empathy, Ethic and Competence
AJ is a very competent lawyer. He had the ability to understand so fast my situation and, the most important, he was absolutely empathic. AJ is always available, punctual, direct and goes straight to the point, offering smart solutions. In my company we are very comfortable with AJ and we have the certainty that our interests are well represented by him.
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Posted by Amy | May 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgable and trustworthy
AJ has become a close personal friend. He is not only a father of three, served our country as a Marine, he has also been coaching my daughter's Lacrosse team! When I got a call from a Doctor in the ICU from a hospital in New York that my husband was very sick and that I should fly to be with him. AJ showed up at my house at 6:30 AM before I had to fly to New York, to bring me paper work to help prepare me for the worst possibility that my husband could die. Sadly, my husband did pass away but I was prepared with the help of AJ. He is knowledgable, genuinely caring and meticulous in his work ethics. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone!
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Posted by Chuck | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Difficult situation with a tight time frame
My significant other was about to go into hospice care and we had what seemed to be unsolvable legal issues. With everything else I was dealing with, I didn’t need additional complications to worry about. AJ researched to find an approach and presented a case in front of Broward County that received an immediate response. Our matter was able to be resolved in the limited time that we had. Cost is always an important factor, and AJ was always up front about billings. He gave me a breakdown of what costs would be with the varying paths that our case could take. I will definitely work with him again. A friend had recommended AJ to me, and I will recommend him in the future.
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Posted by Lance | October 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service
AJ is a very competent attorney and provides exceptional service - two qualities that should be on the top of everyone's list when seeking out an attorney. As a CPA, I have worked with many attorneys, and I can say confidently that AJ is among the best. He is also very genuine - something that everyone should seek out when engaging with an attorney.
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Posted by Purnell (Boca Raton) | October 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best experiences
I’m in the medical profession and also unfortunately very skeptical with lawyers/CPA’s and wealth management groups. I was referred to AJ to help with my family’s trusts and wills. AJ was exceptional. He is very caring, spends his time answering all and any questions, and his work is remarkably thorough. From his military background, AJ has exceptional discipline and ALWAS delivered on his promises/deadlines. Unlike any other lawyers I know, his pricing model for these services are not hourly based, so I never had to worry about a bill if we had any phone conversation/communication. He assessed what we need, gave us a flat rate, and has made himself fully accessible for my family at any time. AJ meets us at our home since we have two small children and it was most convenient for us this way. AJ is always punctual, and has a wealth of knowledge that he is very willing to share. He educates his clients very well and is excellent at what he does, and in our first consultation any hesitation I had was abated. I am very thankful to have AJ on as our family lawyer moving forward. I recommended him to my parents (who have quite a few matters to address), and he handled everything exactly as I expected. Without reservation, I recommend AJ and his team 100% and am very thankful that I had the opportunity to meet and work with AJ and his firm.
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Posted by Carol | September 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired to do property work
His Work was outstanding in every respect. He was timely responsive and gave excellent legal advice. He prepared a transfer deed for me from my property. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Veronica | September 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Helpful / Above and Beyond
To say AJ was a pleasure to speak with is an understatement. We had a great discussion on various paths I could take my business. He was honest, really thought through the options available, and even helped me think through next steps in the short term and long term. Our consultation truly exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Edgar | August 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional!
I am extremely pleased with the high level and personal attention A.J. has provided to my company and family business. We have hired several attorneys in the past, none of which cared more than just their fees, A.J. has taken a sincere and professional approach to ensure our businesses and family are legally protected and it was clear from day one, he cared! I also value his insight on International matters where an outside view point has helped our company in Africa. A.J. is highly recommend!
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Posted by Brandon | July 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney
Attorney Yolofsky is a sophisticated and reliable business and international law attorney that I have had the pleasure of conducting business with for the greater part of the past 5 years. I certainly recommend his services to any attorneys or clients that are in need.
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
class A service
Professional, excellent performance, insightful, did not burn the clock, After my case was done, remained in contact and equally helpful.
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
"I could not be happier with AJ's work. My wife and I were both extremely satisfied!
Posted by Michael | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate Genius
Back in 2016 I lost my partner of 38 years. We had a family attorney who "said" he handled everything. One day I went to sell the summer home and found out at closing I did not have clear title to the property. The family attorney was dismissed and a new attorney was sought out. A.J. Yolofsky was recommended to me over the internet through the Broward County Bar Association. What a great recommendation! Since contacting A.J., my life has been stress free. He took the bull by the horns and ran with it. It was discovered that probate was never filed, among other things, and he filed the necessary paper work and off he went. I now have an Administration Summary completed. "My" summer home is now for sale and I am one happy camper. AJ is an awesome attorney. He knows what he wants, how to achieve set goals, and gets results. I am very pleased with AJ and his staff for due diligence and a tenacity to get things accomplished.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A.J. is THE guy to have on your side
A.J. has been instrumental in helping my business overcome a major legal hurdle but beyond that he has been a valuable partner for my small business providing me with legal advice and guidance at various phases of my business. Having a small business and more specifically an online business, it's very important to make sure you take the right steps to protect your business. And A.J. taught me the importance of being proactive in protecting my business and shared tips and actionable advice that helped me ensure I made educated and strategic decisions for both my personal and business matters. He is as kind and compassionate to his clients as he is ruthless and meticulous in protecting them. I highly recommend A.J. to any small business owner looking for a legal partner for their business.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Smart, frank, thinks very clearly.
I had an initial consultation with AJ and he was very quick to respond, laid out my options very clearly, spoke frankly and set realistic expectations. If I decide to move forward with the case, I look forward to doing it with AJ.
Posted by Fabiola | January 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best choice!
Having hired AJ Yolofsky was our best choice! We had a couple more of attorneys to choose from but his clarity and openness to work with us made our choice happen. He has been efficient, keeps his word and is very committed to our cause. Professional and ethical. Simply straightforward. We are grateful having found him!
Posted by Alexandra | November 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Service You Can Trust
My husband found Aj of Yolofsky law because the time came to put our estate planning in order. From the very first meeting, Aj was extremely professional and savvy and helped us understand the entire planning process. He answered any and all questions we had and allowed us to feel comfortable. We left our meeting with new knowledge and the ability to move forward with something so important for our family and our future. Since our first meeting, we became clients and we feel it was truly a great decision. I have sincerely recommended Yolofsky Law to colleagues and family members because I feel confident that they will receive the attention to detail that they deserve when planning for the future. Our paperwork was handled carefully, our documents and files are secure and correspondence is always prompt. I give our experience five stars!
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Posted by Ian | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust Documents
Mr. Yolofsky was professional, organized, easy to work with and most of all gave a thoughtful review and rewrite of our existing trust documents.
Posted by Elliot | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AJ Yolofsky
AJ Yolofsky has provided our organization with exceptional legal counsel, advice and service. He is a consummate professional: competent, caring, compassionate and committed to excellence. He is very attentive to detail and timeliness; and has a great personality helpful attitude.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Shareholder
  • Yolofsky Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kelley Kronenberg Gilmartin Fichtel & Wander, PA
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Rafferty, Kobert, Tenenholtz, Bounds & Hess, PA
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Ruden McClosky
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Frank Weinberg Black, Pl
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Squire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Drewe v. Applied Efforts
  • Verdict for Plaintiff
  • Dixie Southland Inc. v. Griffin Industries Inc.
  • Verdict for Landlord

Associations

  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Seventeenth Circuit Grievance Committee "D"
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Lcpl Janos V Lutz Live to Tell Foundation
  • Director
  • 2017 - Present
  • Leadership Fort Lauderdale 24
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Military Affairs Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Game Changer of the Year
  • Acquisition Finance Magazine
  • 2017
  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year
  • Acquisition Finance Magazine
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Cum Laude
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • 2004
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Small Business Forum
  • ADA Compliance for Websites
  • 2017
  • Presentation
  • Trust & Estate Overview
  • 2017
  • PipeUp Series
  • Business Foundation Planning
  • 2017
  • PipeUp
  • Business Foundation Planning
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (25)
Business Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse AJ. He is a consummate professional, a zealous advocate, involved in his community, and an excellent, highly-skilled attorney. I recommend him without hesitation!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Yolofsky is a great attorney and a please to work with. I met him as an opposing counsel. He works very hard for his clients and is a tough negotiator. I was so impressed that I later referred him a family member with a delicate probate law matter; he did a great job for them."
Business Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"AJ has helped immensely with setting up the consulting side of my practice, not only is he well-versed in the legal set-up and choice of corporate structure aspects of business law, but he is also extremely savvy with the marketing side making him an invaluable asset to clients and colleagues alike. Its always a pleasure working with AJ and I look forward to working together in the future."
Business Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I cannot say enough great things about AJ. I have known him for over 6 years now and find his dedication to his clients to be among the best I have ever seen. I endorse AJ 100%!"
Business Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"AJ is a top-notch attorney: detailed, ethical, knowledgeable, passionate, and thorough - he a great adviser and advocate to his clients."
Business Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Other
"It is rare in law practice to find an attorney with the unique skills and traits AJ possesses. He's got a knack for seeing opportunity in otherwise difficult situations and does it with unparralled professionalism; plus he's got a sense of humor that will keep you laughing. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"AJ is knowledgeable, kinds and helpful. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"AJ Yolosky is one of the most dedicated and professional attorneys in Broward County. He zealously represents his clients' best interests and serves them well. Without any doubt, hiring AJ would be a wise investment."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse AJ without hesitation. I know AJ to be a very ethically minded attorney who is concerned about helping his clients achieve their goals."
Business Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"AJ is one of those rare attorneys who can look at all aspects of the business owner's financial and legal life and make sure the client is achieving their maximum financial and family goals. I highly recommend that you reach out to him especially if you are a business owner."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph is smart and is committed to helping families put into place great estate plans that will truly work when needed! His clients are in good hands."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. AJ is such a gracious and intelligent attorney. He treats his clients with utmost respect and they feel well-cared for when they leave. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and recommend AJ for both estate planning and business matters. Not only is AJ very knowledgeable on the law, but he is also super personable and a pleasure to work with."
International law Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had a chance to discuss business legal matters with A.J. I am grateful he shared his knowledge coming from years of experience serving international businesses. I highly recommend him as a general counsel for startups and mid size companies."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph's passion for helping business owners create and protect their wealth shows through in all of the interactions that I've had with him. I'm in a national group of advisors with him and value his perspective and business acumen."
Estate planning Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has the expertise and desire to serve his clients in the best possible way."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend AJ for both estate planning and business matters. He is a consummate professional, is detail-oriented and is truly dedicated to helping his clients find solutions to complex issues. I would refer someone to AJ without hesitation."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen attorney Joseph Avi Yolofsky in and around several local courtrooms. He is always well prepared and very knowledgeable about estate planning matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph Avi Yolofsky is highly skilled in estate planning law. If there was a case that I needed to refer out, I would refer it to him."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse AJ Yolofsky. AJ is very dedicated to his clients, responsive, and capable of delivering cost-effective and creative solutions to complex legal problems."
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