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Jack Reardon

Jack Reardon

also known as Jack Reardon J.D., LL.M.

Practice areas:

Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate

About Me

 


Jack wears many hats in his family. As one of seven children, Jack knows the importance of family relationships and the internal bond that holds a family together through the inevitable ups and downs of life. When Jack and his six siblings gather at their parents’ house with their spouses and children in tow, the head count reaches thirty-six at the dinner tables, not counting the often multitudes of aunts and uncles and first cousins.


 


As with many large families, Jack’s extended family gatherings often occur because of weddings or funerals. He has been fortunate to attend many happy weddings and watch the next generation of toddlers racing around the dance floor.


 


“I have also felt the torment of family members battling Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, and the great burden of caring for an elderly or ill family member,” says Jack. “I have sat at a loved one’s deathbed, and served as a pallbearer to carry many family members to their final resting place. Losing a loved one is difficult but I take comfort in knowing the family lives on in each generation.”


 


Helping families plan for the future


 


Being part of a large family has instilled in Jack the desire to support and protect others in their times of need. Jack feels good when he can help families plan for the future. His clients get to air their burdens to someone who believes strongly in the importance of preserving the family unit.


 


Education


 


Jack’s devotion to helping others inspired his career in the law. After graduating from Stonehill College in 1994, Jack enrolled in Suffolk University Law School in Boston, and received his Juris Doctor in 1998. He took his first legal position with John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Boston, as a legal analyst. From 2000 to 2003, he worked as a trial lawyer at Mitchell & DeSimone, a prominent insurance defense firm in Boston. By 2003, Jack decided to set up his own practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts, focusing on estate planning, real estate closings, and criminal defense work.


 


In 2008, Jack moved his family and his law practice to Connecticut near his wife’s hometown of Guilford. Jack settled in Essex with his wife and two children. Wanting to expand his knowledge in the growing field of elder law, Jack enrolled in Western New England College School of Law, where he received a Master of Laws in Estate Planning and Elder Law in 2011. Jack joined Cipparone & Zaccaro, P.C. in 2012.


 


A leader in elder law


 


Jack is a leader in the elder law bar. He is the President-Elect of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), where he also serves on the Public Policy Committee, lobbying state government to protect the rights of the elderly. He is an active member of both the Elder Law Section and Estates & Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. Jack is also a member of the New London County Bar Association, and the Estate & Tax Planning Council of Eastern Connecticut.


 


In his free time…


 


Jack is an avid fisherman and boater, and was an accomplished athlete in his younger years. In high school, he was an all-star and team captain in hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. He also captained his hockey team at Stonehill College. Currently, he enjoys volunteering his time coaching for Middlesex County Youth Hockey Association, Essex Little League baseball, and the Valley Soccer Club.


 


Why Choose Us


 


We know that you have a lot of options for selecting a law firm to handle the long term financial well-being of your family. We know that you need to be confident of your lawyer’s ability and practical knowledge as well as his availability and honesty. If you feel as we do about the importance of proper planning for your future and that of your family, then Cipparone & Zaccaro, PC welcomes the opportunity to serve you.


 


Our attorneys have over 75 years of combined experience in the practice of law. We have a seasoned staff of professionals to assure that we timely address your needs and you can reach us. As a group, we review all of our cases on a regular basis to assure that nothing falls through the cracks of our busy schedule. We use e-mail, web-based legal research, and other technologies so you can reach us and we can give you the most complete and cost-efficient solutions. Our attorneys have deep roots in the Eastern Connecticut community and a reputation to uphold.


 


Our team brings to each client a genuine passion for the work we do with them. Our love of the law motivates us to stay current on sophisticated tax regulations and the creative use of trusts to achieve our clients’ goals.  We strive to listen well, communicate clearly and earn our clients’ confidence every single day.


 


We have broad backgrounds in estate planning, real estate, business, and litigation. Our service is comprehensive – from high-end estate planning to special needs trusts for disabled loved ones. We integrate tax and sophisticated trust planning with Medicaid and business succession planning. We also protect you in the courtroom if you need representation.


 


We know that legal fees can often be a source of frustration for individuals and businesses alike. So while we’re neither the least nor most expensive attorneys in our area, we are proud that our clients find our fees quite reasonable for the high level of service we provide.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Probate: 20%
    17 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    17 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    17 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    17 years
  5. Trusts: 20%
    17 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Amy Elizabeth Orlando

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Amy Orlando Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Cipparone & Zaccaro, P.C.

261 Williams Street
New London, CT, 06320

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive200806/20/2012
MAActive199804/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Member of the YearNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Connecticut Chapter2015
AccreditationU.S. Veterans' Administration2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderCipparone & Zaccaro, P.C.2012 - Present
solo practitionerLaw Office of Jack Reardon, LLC2003 - 2012
Associate Litigation AttorneyMitchell & DeSimone2000 - 2003
ADR Legal AnalystDuhaime, et al v. John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance1999 - 2000
Contract AttorneyJack Reardon, Esq.1998 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)Past President2015 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law SectionLegislative Review Committee Member2015 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)President2014 - 2015
Estate and Tax Planning Council of Eastern ConnecticutBoard Member2014 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)President-Elect2013 - 2014
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)Vice President2012 - 2013
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)Member2009 - Present
Estate and Tax Planning Council of Eastern ConnecticutMember2009 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate SectionMember2009 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2008

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Estate of Leon G. SudowskiSettled.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The C&Z TrustElderLaw BlogAll I Need Is a Simple Will, Right?2014
The C&Z TrustElderLaw BlogHow To Preserve Harmony at the Family Cottage2014
The C & Z TrustElderLaw BlogHelping Your Parents Give up the Car Keys2014

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawEstate Planning and Elder LawLL.M - Master of Laws2011
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Stonehill CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Probate & Estate Planning SeriesEstate Planning - The Basics - Mystic-Noank Library2014
Elder Solution SeriesFinancial Considerations in Staying at Home2014
Probate & Estate Planning SeriesEstate Planning - The Basics - Groton Library2013