Marianne Cirillo is an experienced lawyer in the areas of trusts and estates and real estate law. She considers herself to be a good listener, helping clients to feel both heard and understood. That in turn provides confidence that RLG has the legal competence to pinpoint and then handle a particular issue professionally and discretely. “Marianne fills a valuable role at Rucci Law Group, providing depth to both our Real Estate and Trusts and Estates practices,” explained Amy Zabetakis.

Marianne is willing to let clients set the pace for what can often be emotionally very difficult situations, particularly regarding estate planning or administration of estates. Given her ease in these situations, it is no surprise to learn that Marianne earned an honors degree in psychology from SUNY Purchase, which she utilizes every day in interactions with her clients. Empathy combined with proficiency allows Marianne to develop long-term relationships based on honesty and trust.

Prior to joining RLG, Marianne worked for many years as a real estate attorney, practicing in the areas of commercial and residential real estate as well as previously working in the Norwalk/Wilton Probate court. Drawing on this rich and varied experience, Marianne contributes considerable knowledge in real estate law and trusts and estates law.

Marianne has served for many years as a court-appointed attorney in the probate courts for both Darien/New Canaan and Norwalk/Wilton, and has appeared in many of the local Probate courts, including Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, and Fairfield. Through this service she has established strong relationships with the clerks and judges of the probate courts. Marianne is happy to assist clients in the full range of matters handled by the local probate courts including settling or probating a will, will contests, adoptions, paternity lawsuits, guardianships, conservatorships, and even name changes. While RLG provides professional counsel for most but not all of these areas, RLG attorneys assist clients in finding resources or counsel for all legal issues.