Marta Manildi is an attorney specializing in estate planning and trust administration. She is former chair of the board for the Ann Arbor Housing Commission.

Marta Manildi at the January 2014 meeting of the Ann Arbor Housing Commission board. (Photo courtesy of The Ann Arbor Chronicle.)

Manildi is an attorney with Hooper Hathaway Price Beuche & Wallace. According to the law firm's website, she advises clients on business succession planning, transfer tax minimization (estate taxes, gift taxes, and generation skipping transfer taxes), planning with retirement accounts, and charitable giving planning. She also helps clients plan for special circumstances, such as needs associated with aging and with disability or other special needs. She advises trustees and guardians on techniques for administration and distributions that protect the interests of a special-needs beneficiary or ward. She also handles probate court matters including estate settlements, disputes relating to wills and trusts, and representation of guardians and conservators.

Prior to joining Hooper Hathaway in 2011, Manildi worked at Miller Canfield for 21 years, where she handled estate planning, intellectual property licenses and joint development agreements.  

She was nominated to the Ann Arbor Housing Commission board by mayor John Hieftje and confirmed by the city council in June 2009 to replace David Parent. Her term was from June 15, 2009 to May 5, 2014. She was the only member who remained on the board following the council's decision on March 15, 2010 to dissolve the AAHC board and reappoint new members.

During her tenure she served a stint as president of the board, and supported an overhaul that shifted the city's public housing properties into a public/private partnership. 

Manildi received her law degree from Harvard Law School and her bachelors degree from the University of Michigan.

She is married to Paul Courant, a University of Michigan professor and former provost. The couple, who live near Fuller Park on Ann Arbor's near north side, have an adult son as well as two sons from Courant's first marriage.