The Legal Needs of People Over 50. That’s Our Focus.

If you have questions about a long-term care strategy, Medicaid eligibility, Wills and end-of-life decisions, or settling your parents’ estate, we’re your resource in Eastern Connecticut.

You can rely on us to treat you with respect, listen carefully, and provide clear, practical answers to the questions that come up regarding elder issues, estate planning, probate matters, and more.

We’ll guide you as you make important decisions for the future that will affect your home, your savings, your health care, and your business.

We have deep roots in the Eastern Connecticut community. Our firm and its predecessors have been practicing in the New London area since 1986, its members having served on numerous community and civic board and committees for many years.

Whether you’re thinking about an estate plan, dealing with probate matters, or puzzling over Medicaid requirements, we can help.

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Firm News & Events

PRESS RELEASE: Mark Pancrazio joins Cipparone & Zaccaro and opens office Woodbury. Read more...

Joe Cipparone and Attorney Wade Jensen will speak about Present Use and Future Viability of Annuities in Elder Law Planning at the CT Bar Association Elder Law Section meeting on November 18, 2015.

  • Joe Cipparone is an exceptionally caring and competent attorney. He has guided my personal and legal matters since 2005. Joe helped me with the settlement of my husband's estate and the creation of an estate plan for myself and my family's future. In addition, I have trusted Joe to manage my financial affairs including investments and my children's college planning. He has also advocated with state agencies on legal matters concerning my developmentally disabled son and created a trust for his future. I know Joe truly cares about me and my family. He has my utmost respect and confidence.

    Juliette Evans Case
    Old Lyme, CT

  • I have practiced law in the military, in corporations and in private practice for the last forty-five years. It would be fair to say that I know legal talent when I see it. The first matter Joe Cipparone handled for me was the purchase of my current residence in 1991. Since that time, he has handled all estate planning matters for me and my wife as our families and financial positions changed over a period of more than twenty years. We have been pleased with Joe’s turn around time in each case, the accuracy and adequacy of all documents and his patience in answering questions.

    Joshua A. Kalkstein
    Mystic, CT

  • Jack Reardon, of Cipparone & Zaccaro, prepared all documents necessary for my approaching elder years. His professional manner and handling of my wishes were very evident in writing my will. His advice for other documentation including a Health Directive and Power of Attorney were most appreciated. All these documents were presented to me promptly and accurately. I felt comfortable and confident that my goals were met and I would recommend Jack Reardon to my friends wholeheartedly.

    Dixie Allen
    Old Lyme, CT

  • Though I was aware of their admirable reputation for many years, it was in 2009 that John Zaccaro helped me with a property dispute.  We found their approach to everything was in truly caring for their clients and treating them with respect and empathy.  We received easily understandable explanations of complex legal issues and felt confident of their experience, knowledge, research and attention to detail.  At the troubling beginning of the legal dispute, John was always accessible and accommodating.  We found his demeanor comforting yet cautious while instilling an assurance that we would prevail.  Our worries became enthusiasm as the matter developed and we were able to trust that we had the best lawyer in whom to place our confidence – and the end result proved it.

    Sharon and Glen Wilkie
    Montville, CT

  • It's vitally important that clients not only concern themselves with the accumulation of wealth, but also give equal attention to the distribution of their accumulated wealth when the time comes. Joe not only helped me with plans for the distribution of my estate between my family members and my chosen charitable organizations, but was sensitive to the tax implications of my decisions and multi-generational safeguards. He also made sure that I was covered by other documents, such as Power of Attorney, Living Will and healthcare proxy. He made the process as transparent and stress-free as possible, and I feel confident in the decisions I have made. I would recommend that all conscientious people protect themselves and their assets as I have, and that they work with an estate planner as knowledgeable and reassuring as Joe Cipparone.

    Joann Silverberg
    Norwich, CT