Why Reid and Riege

Commitment to Excellence

Commitment to Excellence

In 1950, John Reid and Jack Riege opened the doors of Reid and Riege at One Lewis Street in Hartford, Connecticut. At the outset, the firm limited its practice to tax and business planning, estate planning and settlement, and retirement planning. 


Almost 70 years later, having grown substantially in size, the firm remains a strong presence in Hartford and has increased the scope of its offerings to a full array of legal services which have been available for decades. Though the firm may seem different at first glance, it is important to note that we have remained true to our roots and our founders’ standards and values: commitment to our clients’ success, adherence to sound legal and business ethics, and contributions to the community.

Reid and Riege’s top priority is working as a team internally and with our clients to provide high quality professional services and legal solutions designed to meet their business and personal objectives. We have built a reputation based on our values and the high standards of our work that we effectively and efficiently deliver to a diverse range of clients, including publicly traded companies, closely held businesses, financial institutions, nonprofits, health care organizations and individuals.

“I am proud of what the firm has been able to accomplish over the years. Our culture, team approach, and dedication to the community make us a successful firm that is able to serve a wide variety of legal needs. Being proactive enables us to adjust to changes in the environment and helps us control the future of Reid and Riege. To our current clients, thank you for your relationship with the firm. To those we have not yet worked with, we look forward to the opportunity.”

- Jon P. Newton, President

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Client Service

Client Service

Since 1950, client service has been Reid and Riege’s first priority. Whether publicly traded companies, closely held businesses, large financial institutions or individuals, Reid and Riege attorneys strive to give our clients undivided attention and legal solutions crafted to meet their business or personal objectives. Our collaborative approach enables us to bring together a team from a variety of practice areas to provide sophisticated counsel in a timely and cost-effective manner.
 

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Women's Alliance

Women's Alliance

The mission of the Women’s Alliance of Reid and Riege is two-fold.


First, we support and mentor the women within our firm, knowing that through such actions we can all become more professionally and personally enriched.  Second, we create spaces in which our valued clients and referral sources who are women can network with each other and us, helping us all to establish longstanding relationships of women supporting women. We accomplish the latter through a range of meetings and events, some of which are listed below.

To learn more about our Women’s Alliance attorneys, please click here.

Recent events that the Women’s Alliance has hosted include:

  • Women & Wine in the Warehouse, an evening of volunteering and networking at Foodshare, Inc.
  • Downton Abbey at the Isham-Terry House, a presentation on the television show’s women by Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre, PhD, FRHistS
  • A Tour of Notable Residents at Cedar Hill Cemetery & Colt Monument
  • An Evening with Gina Barreca, women’s humorist, writer, speaker and professor
  • A Heart to Heart with Dr. Anita Kelsey, Director of the Philips Women’s Heart Program at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • Chip Away at the Grass Ceiling with Val Littlefield, President of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association

 

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Collegiality & Teamwork

Collegiality & Teamwork

Reid and Riege’s continued success is in part attributed to its culture and its loyal employees, many of whom have been with the firm for decades. Everyone at Reid and Riege helps to make it an exceptional place, contributing to the spirit of collegiality and the firm’s continued success.


Our founders felt a strong community commitment, which lives on today in the firm. Reid and Riege has a reputation as being a leader in the community, always encouraging everyone at the firm to participate actively participate in civic, nonprofit, arts and health organizations.

Reid and Riege is proud of its decades-long affiliation with HARC, Inc., which was founded in 1951 to serve people with intellectual and related disabilities. We value our participation in HARC’s Supported Employment Program, through which we employ our favorite co-workers. The partnership provides us with a team of trained workers who perform a wide range of entry level tasks and are supervised by a full-time job coach.

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