Joanna C. Feldman, Esq.


Joanna C. Feldman is a partner with the law firm Maker, Fragale & Di Costanzo, LLP located in Rye, New York, and Yorktown Heights, New York.  Joanna’s areas of practice focus on elder law, trusts and estate planning, Medicaid and long-term care planning, estate administration, special needs planning, and guardianships. She supports prospective and existing clients, offering peace of mind and comfort during what can be a difficult and confusing time.

Prior to joining the firm, Joanna served thirteen years with a prestigious Westchester County law firm primarily representing local governments in all areas of municipal law, including tax certiorari, and counseled elected and appointed officials.  She began her legal career with a year-long judicial clerkship.

Joanna received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law, where she was the Vice Magister of the international legal honor society Phi Delta Phi and tutored children in the community.    She received her Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, where her studies concentrated in English Literature and was an accepted member of a competitive study program in London, England.

Joanna is an active member of both the Elder Law and Special Needs and Trusts and Estates Law sections of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).  Since 2022, she has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County, and she is also a member of the Trusts & Estates section and Elder Law and Special Needs Planning committee of the Westchester County Bar Association (WCBA).  She is also an active volunteer in Westchester County Senior Law Day Collaborative.   She is licensed to practice in New York, and is a frequent author and speaker on current elder law and estate planning topics.


American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
Juris Doctor, cum laude
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, Kennedy Inn, Vice Magister
Award for highest grade in Civil Procedure II, Section II

Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
Bachelor of Arts
Accepted to and attended competitive study abroad program in London, England
Named to the Dean’s List seven out of eight semesters

Professional Affiliations

New York State Bar Association – Elder Law and Special Needs Section; Trusts and Estates Section
Westchester County Bar Association – Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Committee; Trusts and Estates Section
Estate Planning Council of Westchester County – Member of Board of Directors
Senior Law Day Collaborative, Westchester County – Volunteer
Port Chester – Rye Bar Association


Member, NY State Bar Association

Member, Westchester County, NY Bar Association