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

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.

The firm publishes its November 2013 Newsletter covering the use of trusts to protect your home and the estate and income tax consequences of the US Supreme Court ruling that discrimination against same sex married couples unconstitutional.

Jack Reardon makes a presentation at the Groton Public Library on Demystifying Probate and Estate Planning.

Joseph Cipparone receives AV Preeminent rating in Trusts and Estates, Aged and Aging and Wills and Probate from Martindale Hubbell.

Jack Reardon becomes President-elect of the Connecticut Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

  • 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

  • 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

  • My family and I have sought counsel from John Zaccaro (Cipparone & Zaccaro) on several occasions. He and his colleagues have always been extremely responsive and respectful of our needs and constraints as clients. Beyond providing sound and well-researched advice, he helps simplify complex issues, highlights critical considerations, and guides me to the point where I can confidently make important decisions. I value his counsel and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a true partnership with their lawyer.

    Kathy Yates, CEO
    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

  • 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