Life Is Short. Be Flexible – 3 Reasons to Create a Revocable Living Trust

2020 and 2021 brought uncertainty and had us living in unchartered territories. It is no wonder that according to a study by caring.com, the number of 18-34 year olds with estate planning documents has increased by 50% since the pandemic began. We are all looking for stability in our current lives and protection for the future. This is why more …

Announcing . . . Our New Look!

Announcing . . . Our New Look! We’re thrilled to unveil our refreshed brand identity! Over the last year, we have poured everything into creating a new image that would accurately depict who we are, at our core as a team. There are plenty of adages about change. One of our favorites at the Firm is “get comfortable being uncomfortable”. …

Returning to where it all began… Illinois College of Law

The days are long, but the years fly by. This seems to be the new conventional wisdom for describing the perception of time. It didn’t seem as if 15 years had passed since I left the hallowed halls of the University of Illinois College of Law, but it certainly had been. Last week, I returned to my alma mater at …

Transaction Tips for Equine Sales and Lease Agreements: Winter Horse Show Series

We’re excited to announce the addition of Erin Prutow, Esq. to the Yolofsky Law family. Erin focuses her practice on equine law. She has extensive experience in the horse industry and is ready to help owners, trainers, buyers, and support personnel. Erin was a national level equestrian competitor at her alma mater, Oklahoma State University. As you probably guessed, she …

3 Things You Need to Stop Doing Now For a Successful New Year

New Year’s Resolutions. They sound great and can even be inspirational, but they have a tendency to willow away before January is half over. Many people shift their focus to their resolutions in the attempt to accomplish everything at once. There’s almost a suspects list of New Year’s resolutions – lose weight, grow our business, make more money, and travel …

Thinking Past Step 1: Other Policy Changes to Improve School Security

Slightly over a week ago, horror struck home. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is a short few miles away from my home and office. The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at his former high school. Cruz admitted to the massacre with 17 dead and as many wounded. Already, the finger …

Tragedy in Paris: Lessons & Courses of Action

Primer on National Power             Bataclan Theater, Stade France, Le Petit Cambodge, Avenue de la République, Charonne, and Beaumarchais – these are the six locations that Islamic terrorists, under the banner of ISIL (or “Daesh”)[1] brutally murdered more than 100 people and injured hundreds more. The after effects of this attack will continue to reverberate throughout the western world. Presently, media …

Tragedy in Paris, Part III: San Bernardino, & Enemy Preparedness

“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak.” Sun Tzu As the massacre in Paris fades from the headlines, terrorists are determined to keep their cause at the forefront of western civilization. In San Bernardino, California a married couple came to disability services Center, opened fire, and killed 14 people …

Tragedy in Paris, Part II: Taking Legal Action

Letters of Marque & Reprisal Over the past ten days, the response to the Paris massacre has been swift and deadly. AA, Daesh’s team leader, was killed in a shootout with police. The day after the attacks in Paris, French President Hollande authorized a series of airstrikes against Daesh positions in Syria. Russian President Putin directed Russian forces in Syria …