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Cohen and Wolf, P.C. Welcomes Summer Associates

  • BRIDGEPORT, CT (June 10, 2016) - Cohen and Wolf, P.C. is pleased to announce that Melanie S. Bellini and John T. Cigno have joined the firm as Summer Associates for 2016.

    Ms. Bellini received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 2012, where she majored in Middle Eastern Studies and Spanish. She joins Cohen and Wolf, P.C. having completed her second year at Boston College Law School where she is a member of the Women’s Initiative Committee. Ms. Bellini has worked as a Trusts & Estates intern, and she has served as a pro bono paralegal in Guantanamo Bay habeas proceedings. She speaks fluent Spanish and is conversant in Italian and Modern Standard Arabic.

    Mr. Cigno received his A.B. from Lafayette College in 2014, where he majored in Government & Law. He comes to Cohen and Wolf, P.C. having completed his second year at University of Connecticut School of Law where he was elected Notes and Comments Editor of the Connecticut Law Review and received a CALI Excellence Award for his performance in Moot Court. Mr. Cigno has worked as a paralegal in the areas of corporate law, litigation and intellectual property law. More recently, Mr. Cigno interned as a law clerk for the Hon. Alfred V. Covello of the U.S. District Court of Connecticut.

    The firm's highly selective Summer Associate program provides an opportunity for law students to work in a fast-paced law firm environment and to gain practical legal experience and exposure to private practice.

    Cohen and Wolf celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011. The firm began in 1951 with two lawyers, Herbert L. Cohen and Austin K. Wolf, working from a single office in Bridgeport. Since then, the firm has expanded to more than 50 attorneys with offices in Bridgeport, Danbury, Westport and Orange. Attorneys at Cohen and Wolf represent a diverse assortment of individuals, businesses and municipalities, handling their personal and professional legal needs, from matters involving litigation, employment, corporate and securities law, commercial lending, real estate, land use and zoning, to family law and estate planning. Additional information is available at
Cohen and Wolf, P.C. Welcomes Summer Associates

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