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Testimonials

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

Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your indispensable legal advice and work over the past year. It has given me tremendous peace of mind to know that my estate plan is now in place. Your meticulous work on all my requests and beyond, from creating documents that included my Power of Attorney, my Trust, and my Will, to advising on qualifications for in-home health care can simply not be adequately recognized. I wanted to let you know that I would attribute your accomplishments to not only the breadth of your legal knowledge, but also the very detail and patience you gave at every step and phase of the yearlong work. Thank you very much once again, Jack!

T. King

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

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

I have practiced law in the military, in corporations and in private practice for the last forty-five years. It would be fair to say that I know legal talent when I see it. The first matter Joe Cipparone handled for me was the purchase of my current residence in 1991. Since that time, he has handled all estate planning matters for me and my wife as our families and financial positions changed over a period of more than twenty years. We have been pleased with Joe’s turn around time in each case, the accuracy and adequacy of all documents and his patience in answering questions.

Joshua A. Kalkstein
Mystic, CT

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

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

We work with Joe Cipparone because he listens, educates and uses his extensive expertise to provide options to meet our needs. Over the years, Joe has helped us with our wills, powers of attorney and estate planning, and made us feel confident that we have planned for our future.

Carole Eckart and Carl Nawrocki
Salem, 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

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

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

Joseph Cipparone is the attorney for our LLC.  As such, the service he has provided has been first rate.  He's a good listener, which means that before he makes recommendations, he has gained a solid understanding of our goals and needs.  The recommendations he gave us have stood the test of time (nearly seven years), and we are grateful for his work.  The only difficulty in this recommendation is limiting our choice of the above attributes to three; he has excelled in all.

Lewis J. Buckley

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 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

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

Recently, we made the decision to purchase property jointly owned by family members.  We hired Attorney Zaccaro to help negotiate the cost and to secure legal title.

Attorney Zaccaro respectfully listened to all family member concerns and presented proposals to us until a final amiable resolution.  His accessible, efficient response to our needs was outstanding.  We found his professional approach caused us to secure his abilities again as we mortgaged the property and then sold our present home without realtor assistance.  Attorney Zaccaro reviewed legal documents, protected our interests and assisted in the sale and transfer of title.  His legal knowledge and confident approach in all transactions was impressive.

Trust is an important component of the attorney-client relationship.  We have every reason to continue our relationship with Attorney Zaccaro because our trust in his abilities was well-founded.

Richard and Patricia Vincenti