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Press Release: Leading Estate Planning Attorney Denise Yurkofsky Joins Bowditch & Dewey as Of Counsel

Attorney Also Focuses on Elder Law and Special Needs Planning

Framingham, Worcester and Boston, MA—July 13, 2022 – Denise Yurkofsky, an experienced attorney with expertise in estate planning, special needs planning, estate and trust administration, and elder law, has joined Bowditch & Dewey as Of Counsel.

She comes to the firm after two decades of work in her highly respected firm, which she founded in 2002. She became certified as a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation in 2004 and is also a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council.

“We are thrilled to welcome Denise Yurkofsky and her colleagues to our estate planning group. They will bolster our nationally recognized team, bringing unique talents that will make our group stronger than ever,” said Kristin Shirahama, Bowditch’s Estate, Financial & Tax Planning Practice Area Leader.

“I’m excited to join Bowditch’s stellar team,” Ms. Yurkofsky said. “I know that my clients will benefit from the group’s breadth of expertise.”

Working with people of all ages to create estate plans tailored to their needs, Ms. Yurkofsky counsels clients on how best to provide for the important people in their lives, as well as planning for incapacity, probate issues and options to minimize estate taxes. She also helps many families who have children or other family members with special needs.

Ms. Yurkofsky has been included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in Estate Planning and Probate every year since 2009. She has served on the board of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys’ Massachusetts chapter for 15 years.

Active in the Wayland and Sudbury communities, Ms. Yurkofsky is a founder of the Friends of Wayland Council on Aging, Inc. and has worked on social action programs through her synagogue and other volunteer groups.


Bowditch is a highly regarded law firm handling sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation and complex regulatory issues for businesses, families and institutions throughout Massachusetts, the region and beyond.

With more than 60 lawyers seamlessly connected in three strategic Massachusetts offices – Boston, Framingham, and Worcester – Bowditch is deep in the areas of business and finance, real estate and environmental, litigation, employment and labor, and estate and tax planning, delivering outstanding client satisfaction and quality legal services.


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