Colette Symon Hanratty

Colette Symon Hanratty

Attorney

Colette Symon Hanratty practices in the areas of commercial and residential real estate. Her experience with residential real estate in Darien, New Canaan and the surrounding towns of Fairfield County allows her to proactively advise clients on issues that may have an impact on the ownership and development of their properties. In addition, Colette assists clients in obtaining and enforcing title insurance.

Colette is a long-time resident of Darien, Connecticut.

Kathryn E. Diehm

Kathryn E. Diehm

Attorney

Kate Diehm is a business attorney with experience in all areas of business law including intellectual property. She works with clients to gain a thorough understanding of their goals and helps to create effective, flexible legal structures to develop and protect their business and personal assets. Kate’s depth of legal and business knowledge helps existing companies continue their development. In addition, she also helps less experienced entrepreneurs turn a simple idea into a thriving venture.

Kate counsels clients on structuring their business, creating employee and partnership agreements, developing private placements to bring in investors, documenting financing and real estate transactions, advising on compliance with applicable laws, and anticipating copyright and trademark challenges. When the time comes, Kate also helps clients transition their business through succession planning or disposition. While Kate’s practice focuses on all aspects of business law, she also assists internet entrepreneurs with the unique legal challenges that technology presents and helps them understand how to protect their investment. A life-long resident of Connecticut, Kate makes time for travel and cooking classes at the Culinary Institute of America.

Kate holds a BV Distinguished rating.

Amy S. Zabetakis

Amy S. Zabetakis

Attorney and Member of the Firm

Amy Zabetakis is one of the founding members of Rucci Law Group, LLC. She practices primarily in the areas of real estate, land use and zoning. With her joint J.D. and M.B.A. from Georgetown University, as well as her extensive legal experience, Amy is able to focus on the whole client. Amy counsels clients on how their decisions impact both themselves and their business, while assisting them with all aspects of their land use, zoning and real estate needs.

Amy also has a personal and professional interest in the non-profit sector. She has advised not-for-profit clients in several areas including tax-exempt status compliance, governance, and volunteer liability. Amy has a thorough understanding of the needs of non-profit organizations, having served as a leader in various local community and charitable organizations, including A Better Chance of Darien, The Friends of Woodland Park, the YWCA of Darien/Norwalk, and the Darien Chamber of Commerce.

Amy lives in Darien, Connecticut with her husband and daughter.

Joseph J. Rucci, Jr.

Joseph J. Rucci, Jr.

Attorney and Member of the Firm

Joseph J. Rucci, Jr. is one of the founding members of Rucci Law Group, LLC. His practice encompasses business law, trusts and estates, non-profits, real estate and land use. Joe’s business knowledge, along with his approachable manner, makes him a valued business advisor as well as legal counsel to his clients. He is adept at helping clients solve complex business problems, from raising private equity to recruiting a board of directors.

Joe understands the challenges facing an entrepreneur and helps his clients navigate their businesses from formation to operation. He has been instrumental in nurturing a number of entrepreneurial startups, including commercial banks and for-profit educational entities. He served as chairman of organizing committees, and as an organizer, director, and legal counsel for several community banks. He currently sits on the board of Cytogel Pharma, LLC, a biotechnology company developing a substitute for morphine.

Non-profit organizations are a professional and personal passion for Joe. He is a director and member of both the Governance and Audit Risk Committees of the AmeriCares Foundation, Inc., where he also serves as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel. He is also a director of the Pear Tree Point School Foundation, Inc., in Darien, Connecticut.

Joe and his wife Debbie live in New Canaan, Connecticut with Nico, the Rucci Law Group office dog.

Joe holds an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review’ rating.