We had the good fortune of connecting with Shane Jasmine Young, Esq. and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shane Jasmine, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
The idea developed over the course of several years…I became an attorney in 2005, and starting out at the big, fancy firm, I thought I had “made” it. I soon realized that the traditional law firm was not for me, because it did not allow for me to serve clients in the manner I felt provided the most value. I stayed in private practice for several years, and then was the General Counsel for a financial services company, and in 2017, I opened my law firm. It was an idea that my husband had since I was in law school, but I didn’t see the complete vision until much later. Over the years, I saw how families and business owners were ill-informed, making uneducated decisions leaving them, their loved ones, and their assets in jeopardy. I was determined to normalize Legal Life Planning (including Estate Planning, Kids Protection Planning, Business Planning, and Long-Term Care Planning) and provide resources to our community so that we are able to properly protect everything and everyone we love, gaining true peace of mind – not a false sense of security. Starting my firm, which is a family business that I run with my husband and daughters, was one of the best decisions I made professionally and personally. I’m making a difference and utilizing my law degree to the fullest.
What should our readers know about your business?
There have definitely been many sacrifices and challenges along the way. I was 5 months pregnant with twins when I graduated from college, and I started law school on their first birthday. I became the first lawyer in our family at 25 and was blessed to get a job at the top firm in the state. Those accomplishments seem like a distant memory now, and it is truly an honor to serve our community and be recognized for the work I do. Being featured in Vanity Fair and winning Gold in multiple categories for Best of Las Vegas are recent accolades that I cherish. One of the things that sets us apart is our steadfast commitment to community service and hard work…authentic connection, showing up consistently, and coming from a place of contribution are part of our brand. Offering free resources and education so that families and business owners are able to make informed, empowered decisions is what we are proud of and dedicated to providing
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Of course, we would have to go to the Strip, Downtown, Hoover Dam, and the main attractions. I’d also share some of the local favorites – including restaurants like Locale, Black Sheep, STK, Grape Street, Firefly, and Capital Grille.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband, Charles, and our 5 daughters – Caira, Shaira, Caylyn, Camryn, and Samara – are my motivation for the work I do every day and all of the sacrifices made along the way. They make it all worthwhile, and I appreciate their support and patience as we have gotten to this point. Charles is my high school sweetheart, my partner in life, and I couldn’t imagine doing all of this without him. I’d also like to thank our mothers – and strong female role models – that have loved, inspired, and supported me: Yasmine, Kelly, Saf, Roz, and Kamy.
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