L. JOYELLE MAINI (Joy) is a principal in Cohen and Wolf's Trusts and Estates, Tax and Elder Law Groups. Ms. Maini practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, taxation and elder law. Ms. Maini helps clients achieve their tax savings goals by providing strategic advice on legal matters related to complex estate planning issues. She further assists elderly and disabled clients with Medicaid asset preservation planning. Additionally, Ms. Maini has also assisted municipal clients in retirement planning and operational issues in connection with their retirement plans.
Ms. Maini is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. Tax Court, and is a member of the American, Connecticut, Fairfield County and Greater Bridgeport Bar Associations. She serves on the Tax Executive Committee and the Elder Law Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association. Ms. Maini is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She serves on the board of directors of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, as well as the Coalition for the Advocacy, Prevention, and Elimination of Older Adult Abuse (CAPE), a collaborative effort of over 40 agencies and businesses in Greater Bridgeport, including the Jewish Home for the Elderly, and the Board of the Bridgeport Arts & Cultural Council.
In 2013 and 2015-2016, Ms. Maini was named a "Rising Star" by Connecticut Super Lawyers.
Ms. Maini received her B.A., cum laude, in 1997 from New York University, and holds a Master's in International and Comparative Politics from Fordham University. She received her J.D., cum laude, in 2006 from the Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she served as Associate Editor of the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal. Previously, Ms. Maini worked as an analyst in the mutual funds area for American Skandia, a Prudential Financial Company. She is fluent in Italian.