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Yoshimi O Smith

Estate planning Attorney at Boca Raton, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 19 years
    New York - NY 25 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Yoshimi

Learn Yoshimi’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%

    26 years, 400 cases

  2. Probate
    50%

    26 years, 350 cases

I am a co-founding partner of the law firm of Beller Smith, P.L., located in Boca Raton, Florida. I concentrate my practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, business succession planning and asset protection. I am a graduate of Hofstra University Law School where I received her J.D. and hold a B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

I frequently speak on tax and estate planning topics and have lectured and written on various trust and estate topics for the Florida Legal Education Association, Florida Bar Attorney/Trust Officer Liaison Conference, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York University Tax Institute, various charities, community and professional organizations.

I am admitted to practice law in New York and Florida. I am active in local, state and national bar associations and is currently serving as Chair of the Probate Committee for the South Palm Beach County Bar Association.

I am rated an AV lawyer according to Martindale Hubble and have been named Top Up & Comer in South Florida by South Florida Legal Guide, Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer by Florida Super Lawyers, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who of American Women, Strathmore’s Who’s Who and Up and Comer in Florida Legal Elite.

Location

Beller Smith, PL
2101 NW Corporate Blvd
Suite 316
Boca Raton, FL, 33431

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Posted by Lori | November 11, 2014
Quality, Integretable,Knowledgable, Compassionate Attorney!!!
Yoshi Smith has been a very smart, sharp, compassionate Attorney! It has been a pleasure to work with her, and Amy Beller! Her office staff are equally competent and serve as more than qualified assistants that compliment their Practice! I would highly recommend them! Yoshi is very knowledgable regarding very complicated Estate Tax issue's as well as planning!
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Posted by Richard Kennedy | November 11, 2014
You're in good hands
Ms Smith is the consummate professional and is an expert in Trust, Probate, Estate and Guardianship Law. She recently helped my husband and myself prepare a Trust, Advanced Directives, Powers of Attorney and overall Will documents. She was very through in learning about us and our specific needs and was very attentive to our desires for our estate after significant life changes. She and her office are exceptionally responsive and timely in providing whatever is needed. We have a great feeling of comfort and trust when dealing with Ms. Smith and know that when the need arises all bases will be covered to ensure that the survivor has the best possible benefit and outcome during what is always a stressful and emotional time. You will be in the best hands with Ms. Smith and team.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Beller Smith, P.L.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Duane Morris, LLP
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Miller & O'neill
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Rivkin Radler
  • 1998 - 2004
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Education

  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1998

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Chairman
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Up & Comer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Up & Comer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Up & Comer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Top Up & Comer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Up & Comer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • N/A
  • Who's Who of American Women
  • Who's Who of American Women
  • N/A
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Publications

  • New York University Tax Institute
  • How Do I Love Thee? Let me Count the Ways . . .
  • 2012
  • Florida Legal Education Association
  • Florida Legal Education Association
  • N/A
  • Matthew Bender & Co
  • Matthew Bender & Co
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association Journal
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • New York City Bar Association
  • The Multi-State Trusts & Estates Practice: How Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey & Pennsylvania Laws Affect New York Trusts & Estates Practitioners
  • 2014
  • New York University Tax Institute
  • Portability – How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
  • 2012
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Does Irrevocable Really Mean Irrevocable- How to Change an Irrevocable Trust
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Probate Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Other
"I am an attorney and I practice in the Mid-Atlantic region. Yoshi Smith has represented me and my mother's estate in probate proceedings in Florida, trust matters in New York, and she has also represented other clients and colleagues of mine for probate matters in Florida. Yoshi is an exceptional attorney and she has a superior abilty in trust, wills, tax and estate planning. Paul Nussbaum"
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Boca Raton Estate planning Lawyer Yoshimi O Smith
Yoshimi O Smith
Estate planning Attorney
Boca Raton, FL
Licensed for 25 years