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

  • I can't say enough about working with Joe Cipparone and his paralegal, Debbie Ruttkamp. They are intelligent, clear, professional and a pleasure to work with. Working with someone who is so organized was a key to ensure that I could meet our estate planning goals (Wills, POA, Trust, etc.) and settle my mother’s estate without affecting my busy schedule. I think of Joe as more than a lawyer but a friend and confidant as well. Joe and Debbie care about their clients and have their best interest in mind.

    Thomas Bower
    Norwich, CT

  • Jack did an outstanding job putting my entire estate plan together. He went into great depth by including what might appear as small details such as contact names, pass codes, phone numbers, etc. that upon death will make it a lot easier for the executor to quickly keep my business running. I highly recommend Jack.

    Dennis DiSchino

  • After 29 long years, the United States Immigration Court finally granted my brother and me our Permanent Resident cards on January 24, 2011.  We received our long-awaited Green Cards on February 12, 2011.  My brother and I would like to thank Attorney Robert Kim Bingham from the bottom of our hearts for all the hard work and dedication he rendered to make our case successful.  The professionalism, meticulous and articulate manner in which Attorney Robert Kim Bingham handled our case made it a success in court.  My brother and I are now officially Permanent Residents.  Shoud we ever need any additional help, we will not hesitate to call up him.  We would be happy to recommend him to anyone that needs legal help in the future.

    Maysun Saad

  • Attorney Cipparone recently helped my husband and me to prepare an estate plan.  We knew we had to do this but had put it off for a very long time because it seemed like such a daunting task.  Joe showed a keen interest in our family needs and keeping our family finances on track.  He answered all of our questions and made the process generally stress-free!  We are very grateful.  He has our utmost respect, so we refer others to him.

    Marianne Kennedy, Ph.D.