Sarah Mead assists the attorneys with all legal matters relating to real estate, land use and zoning. She handles the administration of real estate closings and oversees the financial statements pertaining to refinancing, purchases, and sales. Having lived in several other countries and cultures prior to her move to the U.S., Sarah brings a worldly charm to her work with clients. Born in Essex, England, Sarah lived in Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong, before settling down in Darien, Connecticut with her husband and two children. She enjoys tennis, watching rugby, and travel with her family.
Dianne Covello assists attorneys with all legal matters related to trusts and estates and business law. Drawing on her background in social work and her tenure as a financial planner, Dianne is familiar with insurance products and estate planning tools. She uses this experience when preparing and editing documents for estate planning. Additionally, Dianne assists with corporate matters including formation and dissolution documents and annual filings. She brings a unique skill set as well as warmth and professionalism to her interactions with clients. She and her husband are raising two children in Darien, Connecticut, where they are active in youth sports and community activities.
Birgit Stueber assists the attorneys with all legal matters relating to real estate. Birgit has strong communication skills and enjoys working collaboratively with both colleagues and clients.
Birgit has a background in international marketing and sales and is fluent in three languages. She graduated from Darien High School and Middlebury College with a double major in History and French. Birgit has called Darien, Connecticut home for many years raising her three children here and is active in many community organizations.
Nico the office dog was rescued from a Trumbull shelter by Joe Rucci and his son Ted. Nico, a mix of black lab, pit bull and shar-pei, loves greeting our clients and guests. His areas of expertise include providing a soft shoulder to pet during a crisis, strong collaboration in snacks eaten during working hours, and championship sleeping in all sunny spots in the office. Though known to take exception to four-legged company, Nico is the perfect gentleman as official greeter of the Rucci Law Group.