A Woman of Distinction: Pauline Yeung-Ha, Brooklyn’s Women of Distinction 2017 award recipient, proudly discusses her commitment to serving the citizens of Brooklyn, where she was born and raised and became a lawyer.
"Often when I meet people, they’ll say ‘I wish I’d known you earlier.’ And I think, ‘I wish I could have helped you earlier."
Pauline Yeung-Ha is a Partner in the law firm of Grimaldi & Yeung LLP.
Ms. Yeung-Ha concentrates in the practice areas of Trusts, Wills and Estates, Elder Law as well as Special Needs Planning. She received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey. Ms. Yeung-Ha has been named one of “New York’s Women Leaders in the Law 2012”, New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyer 2012 to 2017”, Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star 2011 to 2014”, “Super Lawyer 2015 & 2017” and NAPABA’s “Best Lawyer Under 40 2011”. In 2017, Ms. Yeung-Ha was named one of Brooklyn’s Women of Distinction for making a significant contribution to her community.
In addition to her practice, Ms. Yeung-Ha holds the following professional positions:
Ms. Yeung-Ha served as a member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), served as the Co-Chair in the Elder Law Section’s 2011 Annual Meeting, and was a panel speaker in the 2012 Annual Meeting. She often provides Continuing Legal Education for the Trusts and Estates Section and Elder Law Section of NYSBA as well as AABANY.
Ms. Yeung-Ha is active in serving the community as well. Aside from conducting presentations in English, she also gives seminars in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. In 2015 Ms. Yeung-Ha was honored by the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc., Brooklyn Branch for her service and dedication to the Brooklyn Chinese community. Ms. Yeung-Ha was key speaker for Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s Senior Law & Financial Planning Workshop. In September 2010, Ms. Yeung-Ha was awarded with a Citation by former Assemblywoman (now Congresswoman) Grace Meng, in appreciation of her continued service and support to the Asian community.
I cannot thank you enough for your advice and your excellent representation of me! I hope you and your family enjoy the holiday season! Hopefully in the New Year we can discuss ways in which I can set things up for my children to avoid the confusion surrounding my mother’s estate.