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

Congratulations to Jack Reardon for receiving the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Outstanding Chapter Member Award in June. This award is presented in recognition of the NAELA Chapter members who demonstrate outstanding initiative and leadership on behalf of their Chapters. Jack is a member of the Connecticut-based chapter, CT-NAELA.

On July 29, 2015, at 1:00 pm, Joe Cipparone joined in a panel discussion at the Lymes Senior Center on the financial exploitation of seniors. A film short, "Last Will and Embezzlement," starring Mickey Rooney was followed by Q & A. Joe discussed the new Connecticut legislation on financial exploitation.

On June 17, 2015, Jack Reardon will appear as an expert to address the growing concerns of financial exploitation of our senior citizens.  Film short "Last Will and Embezzlement" starring Mickey Rooney, followed by Q & A.  6:00 pm  Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich, CT.  FREE  

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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