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

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.

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.

  • 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

  • We have been very satisfied with the promptness, courtesy, and high degree of professionalism provided to the clients we have referred to Cipparone & Zaccaro, PC. With Joseph Cipparone’s leadership in the field of elder law and estate planning, we look forward to continuing to work together for the benefit of our mutual clients. 

    Ted Parker, President
    Parker Financial Planning, LLC
    Mystic, 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

  • We chose Cipparone & Zaccaro for our estate planning needs because of the excellent job that Jack Reardon did in preparing all of the paperwork for the wills, powers of attorney, etc. for my wife's parents.  When the time came for us to use the forms that Jack had prepared for her parents, it made the process so much easier because of Jack's knowledge and expertise in the field of elder law.  This was especially important in dealing with the Veterans Association.  Dealing with the government can be quite difficult at best and Jack's knowledge of what would be needed made the process painless and hassle free.

    Lee Wilmonen

  • Joe Cipparone and I worked together on my legal problems for 3 years. He was patient and understanding. He is well-versed in Elder Law. He earned my respect and gratitude. I would recommend him to anyone, especially the elderly. He is simply the best in what he does.

    Bertha Wassell
    Groton, CT