Regina Mandl

Professional Bio

  • Regina Snow Mandl, head of The Wagner Law Group's Trusts & Estates and Family Law teams, has over 30 years' experience specializing in family law, estate planning and administration, and probate litigation. The focus of her career has been to strive for excellence in the delivery of personal law services to individuals and families. While fully prepared to go to court when necessary, Regina believes that most matters can be resolved through negotiation, or a form of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or conciliation. Regina will counsel clients in these processes, and she is also a qualified mediator and conciliator. She has been selected annually to the prestigious Super Lawyers list since 2012.

    Family Law

    Regina's practice covers a wide range of family law matters including: contested and uncontested divorces, custody disputes, removal cases, modifications, contempt actions, restraining orders, pre-marital and post-marital agreements, guardianships, and conservatorships. Regina has a particular knowledge of inherited property cases in divorce, and has handled divorce cases involving family assets of $25,000,000 and more.

    Estate Planning and Administration

    Regina offers clients a comprehensive estate plan, including: wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies, HIPAA releases, living wills and declaration of homestead. When the time comes, Regina will efficiently guide her clients through the process of probating the estate.

    Probate and Family Law Litigation

    Regina will counsel clients who engage in mediation and collaborative law. However, she understands that this does not always work. When this happens and alternative dispute resolution is not viable, Regina represents clients in contested family law and probate litigation matters, including divorces, child custody and removal cases, will contests, claims against the estate, guardianships, conservatorships, and petitions to partition real estate.

  • Publications/Quotations/Appearances

    • The SECURE Act's Impact on Estate Planning and Administration - The Wagner Law Group FREE Webinar, March 26, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (ET) - Register here
    • Regina Snow Mandl Appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to the Position of Vice Chair of the Clients’ Security Board - Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, February 7, 2020
    • Regina Snow Mandl Appointed Vice Chair of Massachusetts Clients' Security Board - January 28, 2020
    • "Estate Planning for Surviving Spouses: What to Do ASAP" - Kiplinger, September 18, 2018
    • "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The New Federal Divorce Law" - The Bencher, American Inns of Court Foundation, September/October 2018
    • Movants and Shakers” - Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, May 7, 2018
    • New Associations - MA Lawyers Weekly, April 26, 2018
    • Appearance on NewTV, “That’s the Law!”, “The New Federal Divorce Law,” April 3, 2018
    • How the TCJA Could Drive You to DivorceTax Notes, March 12, 2018
    • “The New Federal Divorce Law” - Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly February 26, 2018
    • Exes and Taxes – Regina Mandl, Associated Press, December 22, 2017
    • Client Alert: “Repeal of the Alimony Deduction – It’s Back,” January 3, 2018
    • Client Alert: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act H.R.1; Section 1309; Repeal of the Alimony Deduction, November 6, 2017
    • Memorandum to Clients and Friends, 2013 Child Support Guidelines
    • Memorandum to Clients and Friends, Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act, February, 2012
    • Memorandum to Clients and Friends, Retirement and Other Beneficiary Designations,February 12, 2009, in light of Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan, et. al., decided January 26, 2009, No. 07-636
    • "Estate Planning Tips for Parents of Divorcing Children," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (December 16, 2002).
    • "An Overview of the Law of Advance Directives: How Massachusetts Answered the Call," Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. XXVI, Number 1, 1993
    • R. Snow, "Lorenzo Monaco: The Bourgeois Monk," Vol. XI Historian 35, May, 1970
  • Bar and Court Admissions

    • Massachusetts
    • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
    • United States Supreme Court

    Professional Activities

    • American Inns of Court
      • Founding member and past president, Massachusetts Probate and Family American Inn of Court
      • Past board member, national America Inns of Court Foundation, Washington, D.C.
      • Past member of the executive committee, American Inns of Court Foundation
      • Spearheaded the Family Law Inn Alliance
      • Delegate to the Middle Temple Inn, London, England
    • Massachusetts Clients’ Security Board - member 2017-to date, appointed Vice-Chair, 2020
    • Hearing Officer, Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers 2002-2008
    • Board Member, New York University Lawyer Alumni Mentoring Program
    • Past Member, Mayor's Committee for the Newton Free Library
    • Mayor's Representative, Design Review Committee for the Newton Free Library
    • Past Board member, Wayland Public Schools Foundation
    • Board of Selectmen representative to the Master Plan Study Advisory Committee, Wayland, MA
    • Past President, Fessenden Parents Association
    • Boston College Law School, J.D. - Spanish-speaking Counsel, Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau
    • New York University, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    • Appointed Vice-Chair of the Massachusetts Clients' Security Board - January 2020
    • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2012 - present
    • American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, CFL designee
    • Boston Globe's 2015 Top Rated Lawyers of 2015
    • In 2014, recognized by Boston Magazine as one of the top women attorneys in Massachusetts and by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of its Top Women of Law
    • Martindale Hubbell Rated "AV" 5.0 Preeminent
    • New York University Founders Day Award, Alexander Schluger Award