Since 1950, Reid and Riege, P.C. has cultivated relationships with clients, many of which remain still today. Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, with additional offices conveniently located around the state, Reid and Riege attorneys are easily accessible to clients. We focus on the quality of the services we provide, the results we achieve for clients, our adherence to sound legal and business ethics and the contributions we make to our community.
In 1950, the doors of Reid and Riege were opened at One Lewis Street in Hartford. In forming the firm, John Reid and Jack Riege limited their practice to tax and business planning, estate planning and settlement and retirement planning. Gradually, the firm expanded into corporate work and developed experience with trusteed retirement plans. The firm's Taft-Hartley pension practice quickly grew to be one of the largest in New England.
In the late 1960s, members of the firm were instrumental in drafting the Connecticut Professional Corporation Act, which permitted doctors, attorneys and other professionals to incorporate. The firm also obtained one of the first Revenue Rulings in which the Internal Revenue Service recognized the right of professional corporations to establish qualified pension plans for their employees. When it incorporated on January 4, 1971, Reid and Riege was one of the first professional corporations to be formed in Connecticut.
By the 1970s, as Reid and Riege clients grew, they needed a wider range of legal services. During the 1970s and 1980s, the firm expanded into the areas of litigation, commercial financing, real estate, leasing, creditors' rights and public and private finance, health care, bankruptcy and securities. In the mid 1990s, the firm responded to clients' needs for assistance with wealth management by establishing the Fiduciary Services Group to aid clients when selling a business, inheriting wealth, retiring or deciding to step back from actively managing their own assets. Today, Reid and Riege, P.C. offers a full array of legal services.