Mr. Yanowitz graduated from Bard College in 1970 and received his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University in 1974. He then completed the Boston University Law School Graduate Tax Program receiving a Master of Laws degree in taxation in 1977. He worked as a tax manager for a national accounting firm in Washington, D.C., until 1979 and operated his own tax practice in Washington before moving to Rochester in 1984.
He has authored numerous articles on taxation which have appeared in regional and national publications, including the Journal of Taxation and the Journal of Real Estate Taxation.
He has taught estate planning as an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law in Virginia and has lectured frequently. He has taught numerous courses for lawyers on estate planning topics for the Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Institute in Minneapolis. He served as chair (1998) and co-chair (1997) of the annual Probate and Trust Law Institute sponsored by the Probate and Trust Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association, and Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Institute. From 2002 - 2013, he was a member of a question and answer panel at the annual institute for large and complex estates. He is a co-author of the fifth, sixth and seventh edition of “Drafting Wills and Trust Agreements,” published by the Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Institute.