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In 1971, Jacob Zeldes, Charles Needle, and Robert Cooper, along with four other colleagues, founded Zeldes, Needle and Cooper in Bridgeport. The firm was founded with one mission: to provide the finest quality legal service to a diverse clientele, always in accordance with the highest ethical standards of our profession. More than forty-five years later, Charlie Needle and Bob Cooper maintain this tradition in their active practice in the firm, and the spirit of Jack Zeldes informs the practice of every lawyer at the firm.

ZNC lawyers are tenacious, creative and effective. We believe our clients deserve an honest appraisal of their situation and our loyal and persistent efforts to assist them achieve their objectives. We take pride in our reputation of being a firm which is unafraid to take on the most challenging and complex situations.

With offices in Bridgeport and Stamford, and with lawyers admitted in Connecticut and New York State, we represent individuals, families, non-profit organizations, medical practices, all employers, and businesses throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Westchester County. 


Helping individuals and companies with all disputes involving business: corporations, limited liability companies and other business entity disputes; shareholder/partner dissention; contracts, non-competition agreements, and brokerage/listing agreement; intellectual property disputes;, injunctions, tortious interference, CUTPA and other unfair trade practice claims.

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Workouts, Reorganizations, and Bankruptcy

Surmounting financial challenges to achieve business and life objections by practical and sophisticated representation of individuals and businesses in negotiated workouts, Chapter 7 bankruptcies. Chapter 11 reorganizations, and commercial foreclosures.

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Condominium and Community Association Representation

Informed, responsive and cost-effective representation of associations navigating the complicated legal and practical challenges faced by association boards, including collection related matters, rules enforcement, association borrowing, contract negotiation, governing document revisions and developer transition issues, including construction defect litigation.

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When legal matters arise, it’s time to partner with the best.

Put your case in good hands, call us for a consultation. 203-333-9441