Tough Talks: Each Expert Panelist’s Bio



CECarol is a nationally known long-term care insurance specialist. She is a vice President of Arbor Group, an insurance and benefits firm with offices in Langhorne and Bala Cynwyd, PA. Carol lectures frequently to groups of seniors and health administrators concerned with the issues of long-term care, Medicare and Medicaid and has authored a number of articles on these topics. She also presents seminars to accounting and law firms and has been a guest on a variety of radio and television programs.  She has served as a consultant to a number of major insurance companies and has testified as an expert witness before the Pennsylvania State House Insurance Committee.



Yolanda-KanesYolanda Kanes is a partner and co-Chair of the Trusts & Estates, Private Client and Tax-Exempt Organizations department. She has been practicing at Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP since graduating from Fordham University School of Law in 1984. Yolanda counsels individuals and families in the preparation of wills, trust agreements and related instruments pertaining to all phases of estate planning and administration. She advises high-net-worth individuals on complex estate and transfer of wealth plans, including business succession, matters pertaining to closely held companies, and in creating and maintaining family offices. She has represented non-resident aliens regarding U.S. tax aspects of their plans as well as U.S. persons establishing trusts off shore. Her diverse experience extends to Federal and State litigation involving corporate and real estate transactions with a specialty in trusts and estates litigation. Yolanda represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all aspects of estate and trust litigation matters in Surrogate’s Courts, the Supreme Court of the State of New York and in appellate practice. She has also developed an expertise in advising individuals and families in matters relating to pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and marital agreements; adoptions; and establishing and advising clients on private foundations and other charitable organizations. Yolanda has handled Family and Trust Arbitrations and has served as an arbitrator.



Mijanou_headshot_from_websiteMijanou is a First Vice President, Branch Manager with Morgan Stanley, a Certified Portfolio Manager through Columbia University, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. With the firm since 1999 Mijanou is an Alumnus of the College of Charleston and graduate of the NADA® DCA program in advanced financial and operational management. She focuses on asset allocation management, retirement and financial planning. Mijanou serves as a board member for the Portfolio Management Institute, The Miami Children’s Museum, and the board of trustees for The Williston Northampton School, and volunteers for Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida. She currently serves as a chapter officer for the Ellevate Network and is a past member of the board for the Academy of Certified Portfolio Managers. She has completed ten 26.2-mile marathons, enjoys boating, playing golf and traveling with her family. She currently resides in Miami Beach Florida with her Husband Craig, Orthopedic Surgeon at Nicolas Children’s Hospital, their Son and two rescued Retrievers.