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Mark Robert Zeck

Estate planning Attorney at Ridgefield, CT

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Mark R. Zeck, Zeck Law Offices, LLC

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 11 years
    Connecticut - CT 23 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Trusts & Estates

    23 years

  2. Financial markets and services
    30%

    11 years

  3. Real estate
    30%
    Purchase Sale Refinance Residential Commercial

    23 years

ZECK LAW IS HERE TO HELP WITH YOUR LEGAL NEEDS.

 

With over twenty-two (22) years of legal experience serving clients throughout Connecticut and New York, Mark Zeck’s experience provides positive results for his clientele.

Mark maintians licenses in Law with the states of Connecticut and New York.  Mark also maintains licenses in finance in the following states: CT, NY, NJ, TX, FL, MA, CA

Mark attained his Juris Doctor from the Quinnipiac University School of Law is 2000, his certification in International Economic Relations from the Beijing University of Business and Technology, Beijing, China in 1999, and his B.S. in Marketing and Management from Marist College in 1995. Mark was admitted to practice in Connecticut in 2000 and in New York in 2012.

 

His experience includes managing law firms for over 22 years, working for the United States Embassy, Beijing, China, the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office, the New Haven Corporation Counsel, and the New Britain Criminal Clerk’s office. Those opportunities together with his business degree and over fifteen years of practical business experience gives Attorney Zeck a well-rounded understanding of the various economic, legal, procedural, and agency issues relevant to a broad range of client issues.

 

His skills have been utilized byfamilies, private individuals, government agencies, businesses, in civil, international, juvenile, and criminal cases. Litigation, legal analysis, research, and writing are significant parts of his work experience.  He has trained in finance, forensic science, criminal defense, and investigation with various state and federal agencies, including a certificate in forensic interviewing from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Location

Zeck Law Offices, LLC

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Representation
We hired Mark to assist us in getting a refund from a very expensive preschool in Greenwich, CT. Mark brought great clarity to our case in the first meting and the matter was resolved quickly with a powerfully written demand letter and statement of grievances. Hiring Mark saved us thousands of dollars and in the end right and truth prevailed.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2014
throughout approach, strong experience, outstanding negotiation skills
I would highly recommend Attorney Zeck for his throughout approach, strong experience, outstanding negotiation skills, and for making the legal process quick and easy for me. Attorney Zeck represented me in 2 small traffic violations (which I incurred within 45 days; quite embarrassing) and successfully got both cased dismissed from my record, resulting in no points on my license and no need to pay my tickets. My court dates were quickly approaching when I reached out to Attorney Zeck and a couple of other lawyers. Attorney Zeck was the only lawyer who was willing to take my cases in a quick turnaround. He took care of getting the extensions to make sure he could thoroughly understand the situation of the traffic violations and my personal circumstances, and made himself available to represent me in court (unlike other lawyers I reached out to). We chatted on the phone (even on Sunday), and met on court. He spoke directly to the judge without me having to appear in the courtroom at all.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent lawyer, highly recommended
We hired Mark on our trust and home purchase. He is well organized, detail-oriented, knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. He spent hours going over documents and contracts with us. We had a smooth closing and were very happy. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Representation
Attorney Zeck and his amazing team (thanks, Tancy!) were a pleasure to work with. They represented me on a bogus traffic ticket I received in CT. Tancy was organized, diligent and on-top of everything in my case. Mr. Zeck called the day I had a trial and we discussed expectations. He proceeded to exceed my expectations getting my ticket completely dismissed. This is an A-class law firm!
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Posted by Laurie | June 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
No Charge Consultation
Mark Zeck provided excellent suggestions on an alternative course of action prior to pursuing legal action against a corporate entity. We were directed to try the Attorney Generals Office first, who, within 48 hours, had contacted the Corporate entity and in turn they contacted us an we settled with a positive outcome. That was the best advice ever and saved us a lot of time and money. Mark was very understanding and helpful in many ways. He took his time, walked through everything step by step, never did we feel rushed. We will definitely be utilizing Marks talents again and would highly recommend him..
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Posted by Stacey | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Mark helped us set up a will and revocable trust. He took the time to explain everything clearly and answered all of our questions. We would definitely work with him again in the future.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job Handling my DUI
Mark, did a great job handeling my DUI case. I had a prior DUI in another state several year prior to my DUI in CT. He handled the whole process greatly taking into account my prior case and working with my need greatly. He got me into the Alchohol Education class and I had to attend 1 MADD event. Once those are completed the DUI will be dimissed. Great Job and I would recommend him for anyone. As a bonus he is the only lawyer that answered my call on Saturday to get the ball rolling on my case.
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Posted by Bill | August 6, 2015
Excellent service from Mark Zeck
Mr. Zeck was very professional, well organized, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. He allayed any fears and worries, and made a stressful situation manageable. He informed us of all possible outcomes and strove to get the best resolution to the situation for us with minimal court interactions. We were very satisfied with his services, price, and performance. I would highly recommend him to anyone who requires legal representation.
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Posted by Dave | May 22, 2015
Trust Mark for yoru Trust
Mark recently created a living trust for my family. He did a great job pulling it together and provided the documentation in a well organized format that makes it easy to keep track of assets and maintain the trust..
Posted by Matt | April 27, 2015
Trust Client
Mr. Zeck set up a trust for me. He was extremely thorough with the paper work and discussing the various aspects of the trust and benefits and disadvantages of doing things one way versus another. He provided significant extra value by showing me how the trust works and how to do things with it; he provided many sample forms and scenarios that the trust would be useful in outside the original scope. Mr. Zeck didn't just hand me a document and send me on my way. Prior to even committing my money and business to him, Mr. Zeck spent a good deal of his time "off the clock" answering my questions and going over general strategy for the trust and the reasoning for my trust implementation to make sure that a trust would accomplish what I was looking to do. He has been extremely responsive to phone calls and emails throughout the process. I can't recommend him enough for this matter.
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Posted by Tim and Julie | August 26, 2014
Confident Clients
We were impressed with Mark's knowledge and patience when answering questions that would most likely fall under the "common knowledge" category. The time he spent with us allowed us to not only feel confident in the immediate services he was providing but also to recognize him as an ally as we move forward in our long-term planning. We have a sense of security knowing that Mark Zeck will help us ensure our family's future.
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Posted by Li | April 30, 2014
Super Lawyer
Attorney Zeck was fantastic to work with and was able to assist me in staying in the U.S. under the Violence Against Women's Act. If it wasn't for his dedication and expertise I could have lost my children because I missed a visa deadline I never knew existed many years before. He also assisted me with my divorce and custody issues. We are an intact family today because of him. Thank you Mr. Zeck.
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Posted by Steven | April 16, 2014
A Shining Example!
Mark is an exceptional lawyer. I cannot praise him enough. He is a knowledgeable, compassionate, and intelligent ally. I went through a nightmare with an attorney who turned a bad situation worse. I reached out to Mark based on my prior experience with him in another matter and he listened, counseled, and then acted. In an area where he felt I would be better served by someone with a specific specialty, he provided an excellent referral. He is responsive and insightful and acts with integrity. What a pleasure to deal with a true professional. I would highly recommend Attorney Zeck to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2014
Great Attorney
Attorney Mark Zeck helped my family with our estate planning needs. He is knowledgeable and was patient with us. He is now our family's attorney.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2010
Excellent eder care and estate attorney
Mark is the finest example of what all attorneys should aspire to. be He is in the process of handeling a very messy elder care situation within our family and has assisted us to manage the situation with ease and grace. He not only is an excellent attorney but a nice person to work with as well. He has the highest of standards and good moral character. We all felt we were treated with respect. He listened to our issues and gave constructive feedback. I would highly recommend Mark for any legal matter.
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Posted by Debbie | May 4, 2010
Saved my Family
I was wrongfully accussed of neglecting my child when the school contacted DCF because my daughter was skipping school and had many absences. Mark Zeck had the charges dismissed against me at trail and my daughter returned home. He set us up with counselling for my daughter and she is now doing very well and is happy to be in school. Turns out she was being bullied by a bunch of girls at school and was afraid to go and to tell me about it. Mark Zeck forced the school to address the bullying and had one of the girls moved from the district...
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Posted by David | November 19, 2009
Excellent Criminal Lawyer
He got my license restored in a month and no record, I thought I was going to lose everything
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Zeck Law Offices, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Partner, Managing Attorney
  • Jalowiec & Zeck, LLC
  • 2000 - 2014
  • Assistant Clerk
  • State Of Connecticut, Judicial Branch
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Research and Reporting Fellow
  • United States Embassy, Beijing China
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Legal Intern
  • Connecticut Attorney General's Office
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Legal Intern
  • Corporation Counsel City of New Haven
  • 1998 - 1998
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Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Beijing Technology and Business University
  • Certification International Economic Relations
  • 1999
  • Marist College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Associations

  • Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ridgefield Rotary
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hague Convention on International Child Abduction
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Alzheimer's Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International (P.A.D.)
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Zoning Board of Appeals, Derby, Connecticut
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Pension Committee, Derby, Connecticut
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Southern Connecticut State University, Dept. of Social Work
  • Field Supervisor
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Co-Chairman, Criminal Executive Committee
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2017
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Business Recognition
  • Danbury News Times
  • 2014
  • Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee
  • Legislative Appointment - CT House Minority Leader Cafero
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Connecticut Citizens Defense League
  • Relationship of Connecticut Assault Weapons Ban to The National Fire Arms Act or Lack Thereof
  • 2014
  • U.S. Foreign Commercial Service
  • Joint MBA Programs in China
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Guns, Gaming, Marijuana, Opiods and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Guns, Gaming, Marijuana, Opiods and Alcoholic Beverages
  • 2018
  • Connecticut Gun Law
  • Connecticut Gun Law
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
Endorse Mark
Unknown Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Zeck is an excellent attorney who excels in many different legal fields, including family, criminal defense and personal injury. Attorney Zeck is well respected within the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Attorney Zeck for a number of years, we have worked together on cases and he has also been an opponent. He is a conscience attorney who works very hard and is a strong advocate for his clients. Attorney Zeck's steller reputation in the community is well deserved."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. With Mark as your attorney, you are getting well seasoned and experience counsel who cares about his clients. I have gotten to know Mark as a fellow Rotarian and I admire his approach to solving problems: he considers all sides before reaching an efficient solution producing a maximum benefit. These are ideal qualities in an attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark Zeck certainly knows his way around DCF matters. He helped me out in a case and gave me solid information."
Juvenile law Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Zeck. He is an aggressive litigator with a number of years experience in criminal defense and family matters. As a colleague, I know him to be a zealous and compassionate advocate for his clients. He has earned his reputation as a highly regarded member of our legal community both with his colleagues and the members of the bench before whom he appears. Having known Mark for several years, I strongly recommend him to anyone seeking a zealous and experienced attorney for any matter."
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