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Leslie P. Aceto

Leslie P. Aceto

Partner
Leslie Aceto joined Zeldes, Needle & Cooper in 1988. Ms. Aceto represents clients in all facets of real...
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Marie A. Casper

Marie A. Casper

Partner
Ms. Casper has practiced in the area of commercial litigation since 1990, representing clients in a variety of...
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Joseph Cessario

Joseph Cessario

Partner
Joseph Cessario concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals and businesses throughout Connecticut, with a particular emphasis...
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Robert S. Cooper

Robert S. Cooper

Partner
Mr. Cooper concentrates his practice in commercial law, with special emphasis on business transactions and the legal and...
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Lori A. DaSilva-Fiano

Lori A. DaSilva-Fiano

Partner
Attorney DaSilva-Fiano has a diverse litigation practice wherein she represents individuals and corporate clients in a wide range...
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Sabato (“Sam”) P. Fiano

Sabato (“Sam”) P. Fiano

Partner
Sabato (“Sam”) Fiano represents individuals, closely-held businesses and large corporations in a wide variety of complex commercial and...
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Clare Elizabeth Hannant

Clare Elizabeth Hannant

Associate
Attorney Clare E. Hannant is an accomplished personal injury attorney with experience handling a wide variety of injury...
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Marisa R. Klein

Marisa R. Klein

Associate
Marisa R. Klein is an associate within the Litigation practice group of Zeldes Needle & Cooper, P.C., and...
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Maximino Medina, Jr.

Maximino Medina, Jr.

Partner
Mr. Medina joined the firm in 1984 and concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial...
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Charles M. Needle

Charles M. Needle

Partner
Mr. Needle, a founding member of the firm and the former Chairman of our Management Committee (1988-1994), practices...
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Brendan J. O’Rourke

Brendan J. O’Rourke

Partner
Brendan practices in the area of Business Litigation and Commercial Transactions. Brendan obtained his BA in Economics with...
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Robert A. Pacelli, Jr.

Robert A. Pacelli, Jr.

Partner
Robert A. Pacelli, Jr., chair of the firm’s Condominium and Community Association practice group, is well known for...
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Maggie Wroe Rainaud

Maggie Wroe Rainaud

Associate
Maggie Wroe Rainaud works in the areas of Business Litigation, Commercial Transactions, and Trusts and Estates. She graduated...
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David S. Rintoul

David S. Rintoul

Partner
Attorney Rintoul is a Connecticut employment and long-term disability attorney with a diverse ERISA benefits, business law, employment...
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Robert N. Saraco, Jr.

Robert N. Saraco, Jr.

Partner
Attorney Saraco concentrates his practice in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Defense. Attorney Saraco has experience...
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Richard A. Sarner

Richard A. Sarner

Partner
Rick Sarner practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Asset Protection Planning, Family Wealth Transfer and Charitable...
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Gabriele Antonio Scala

Gabriele Antonio Scala

Associate
Gabriele Antonio Scala is an associate at Zeldes, Needle & Cooper and is a resident in the firm’s...
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Edward R. Scofield

Edward R. Scofield

Partner
Mr. Scofield joined the firm in 1986 and has established a successful practice concentrating primarily in commercial litigation...
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Heather R. Spaide

Heather R. Spaide

Counsel
Heather R. Spaide joined Zeldes, Needle & Cooper in 2017 and practices in the areas of Business Litigation...
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James G. Verrillo

James G. Verrillo

Partner
A graduate of Georgetown University and The University of Connecticut School of Law (cum laude) as a Partner,...
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Jeremy C. Virgil

Jeremy C. Virgil

Partner
Jeremy C. Virgil concentrates his practice in the areas of plaintiff’s personal injury, malpractice and workers’ compensation. He...
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Richard D. Zeisler

Richard D. Zeisler

Partner
Richard is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Connecticut School of...
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