Regina Mandl

Lincoln, MA
(617) 532-8080

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.

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  • 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

    • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Go To Trust and Estates Lawyer" 2021
    • Appointed Vice-Chair of the Massachusetts Clients' Security Board - January 2020
    • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2012 - present
    • American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, CFL designee
    • Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts  - Boston Magazine, 2016
    • 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