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

 Jack Reardon, Esq. has been elected as President of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (CT-NAELA).  Congratulations, Jack!

 

Joseph Cipparone has been selected to the 2014 Connecticut Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.  Look for his listing in the New England Super Lawyers Magazine and a later issue of Connecticut Magazine.

John Zaccaro, Jr., Esq. has been selected to moderate The Cyber Attorney - Securing Your Data in the Cloud at this year's Connecticut Legal Conference in June.

The Estate and Tax Planning Council of Eastern Connecticut, Inc., (ETPCEC) has elected Jack Reardon, Esq. to their Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 term.  Congratulations, Jack!

On March 9, 2014, Joseph Cipparone was elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

On Friday, March 7, 2014, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Attorney Jack Reardon and Russ Cumming, CLU will present “Estate Planning- The Basics & New Ways to Generate Retirement Income” at the Windham Falls Estates, 425 Drozdyk Dr., Groton, CT.

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Jack Reardon will testify on behalf of CT NAELA before the Human Services Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly, in support of HB5324, a bill that would require the Department of Social Services to collect certain information to help implement an increase to the community spouse protected amount (CSPA) under the Medicaid regulations.

Joe Cipparone presents "Demystifying Probate and Estate Planning" with Judge Kepple and Attorney Dostie on March 4, 2014, 7:00 pm at the Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Liberty Street, Mystic.

  • 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 first met Attorney Cipparone when he handled my parents’ wills and trusts. They were impressed with Joe’s expertise in estate planning but also liked his sense of humor and caring attitude. He was always willing to set up appointments at my parents’ home so that we could gather as a family in familiar surroundings to make important decisions together. Because of the way Joe treated my parents, I became a client in 2007. Joe has always offered advice that best suits my family and me. He is able to explain complicated legal principles in layman’s terms. I am confident that Joe offers the best counsel to meet my needs. I would highly recommend Joe and his colleagues at Cipparone & Zaccaro to family and friends who need estate planning or elder law advice.

    Suzanne Giuca
    Skowhegan, ME

  • 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

  • Attorney Joe Cipparone has been our lawyer for well over 25 years. In all that time, Joe and his firm have consistently provided legal counsel … of the highest level. This has included: real estate transactions, estate settlement, preparation of wills, and help with trusts that I administer. In all cases, Joe has delivered prompt, superb, advice. He is the ultimate professional and my entire family is grateful that we have a truly world class attorney to counsel and represent us. As a financial advisor, I have referred numerous clients to Joe over the years for estate and trust work. In all cases, the clients have gotten back to me to thank me for referring such a competent and first class attorney to them.

    John Merrill, Jr.
    Waterford, CT

  • We knew from the initial consultation that our estate was to be treated as if it were Donald Trump’s. Joe was mindful of our specific wishes while offering proposals to improve and strengthen the plans. It was like seeking advice from a favorite uncle, as you knew your best interests were paramount. Joe was thorough in every aspect, considerately addressing our concerns and questions. We were most pleased to see our ideas and Joe’s expertise become solid legal planning. We regard Cipparone & Zaccaro, P.C., as “our” law firm and will absolutely return there for professional yet friendly managing of their areas of law.

    Sharon S. Wilkie
    Glen A. Wilkie