Janie provides clients with guidance regarding the establishment and operation of charitable organizations and family foundations. She also represents a broad range of individual clients with respect to estate and trust planning and administration, charitable giving and tax planning. She advocates for clients facing contested probate matters, including involuntary conservatorships and will contests. Janie has become a trusted advisor to many clients who value her sensitive and pragmatic approach to resolving probate and estate planning issues.
Janie also works with utility companies on land use, title review and siting issues, including the preparation of regulatory filings for infrastructure projects in Connecticut. She advises municipal commissions on land use issues, including wetlands and zoning matters.
Connecticut Probate Rules of Procedure Committee Member
Connecticut Bar Association
Waterbury Bar Association
Litchfield County Bar Association
Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch – Trusts and Estates, 2024
Rising Star, Connecticut Super Lawyers® – Estate & Probate, 2017-2022
Recognized for “Dedicated Service to Our Community” by Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, 2018
James A. Trowbridge Professional Responsibility Award, 2015
Award for Excellence in Land Use and State and Local Government Law, American Bar Association Section of State & Local Government Law, 2015
Articles and Opinions Editor, Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, Land Use Planning
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, Historic Preservation
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, Legal Skills