What’s Your Legacy?

Attorney Yvette E. Taylor

Yvette E. Taylor

Current Employment Position

  • Managing and Principal Attorney

Biography

Attorney Yvette E. Taylor started her estate planning law practice in 2004.  Her interest at that time and now is to provide a professional, quality and caring approach to servicing the legal needs of her clients.  The practice has grown to represent clients throughout Pennsylvania with a focus in Bucks, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and York County.

With her expertise in estate administration (Probate), wills, trusts, powers of attorney and guardianship, Yvette helps her clients effectively protect, preserve and distribute wealth in a manner that best suits the requirements of her clients.  Yvette has 22 years of experience in the corporate world including her service as a Vice President of Prudential Insurance Company, and as General Counsel for CIGNA and Prudential. From that experience, she serves as legal counsel to business owners interested in business succession planning, business formation and business consultation. 

Yvette is the author of Stop What are You Waiting For? A Step by Step Guide to Estate Planning.  She developed and now hosts the Podcast, What’s Your Legacy? which weekly provides estate planning tips along with insightful conversation with interesting guests.  She is also a trained and experienced Mediator. 

Classes & Seminars

  • Wills and Elder Law, Bucks County Bar Association, 2005 to 2006
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Estate Plan.., Taylor-Hachoose, LLC, 2004

Pro-Bono Activities

  • David Center for the American Revolution at American Philosophical Society, 2018 to 2021
  • Bucks County NAACP, 2020

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2003
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Member, 2004
  • Bucks County Estate Planning Council, Member, 2005

Past Positions

  • CIGNA Corporation, Assistant General Counsel, 1982 to 1994
  • Prudential Insurance Company, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, 1994 to 2004

Practice Areas:

  • Probate and Estate Administration 35%
  • Estate Planning 25%
  • Trusts 25%
  • Elder Law 10%
  • Business Organization 5%

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1982
  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, 2005

Honors

  • Top Rated Lawyer 2020 by AVVO
  • Recognition Award presented by Leadership Bucks County Chamber of Commerce
  • City Council City of Philadelphia Citation for 20 years of Outstanding Leadership Founder
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Certificate Award – Soul of Leadership presented by Kellogg School of Management Executive

Published Works

  • Stop! What are You Waiting For? Your Step-by-Step Guide to Estate Planning, Second Wind Press, First, 2009

Specialties and Certifications

  • Mediator, Montgomery County Mediation Center, 2009