Regina Snow Mandl

Regina Snow Mandl

Special Counsel

Wellesley Family Law & Estate Planning Attorney

Regina Snow Mandl 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. Among Regina’s recognitions, she has been selected every year 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 many divorce cases involving high net worth families.

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 declarations 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.

  • BA New York University Honors: cum laude, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
  • JD Boston College Law School
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania
  • American Inns of Court
  • -Massachusetts Probate and Family American Inn of Court; founding member and past president
  • -American Inns of Court Foundation, Washington, D.C.; past board member and member of the executive committee
  • -Spearheaded the Family Law Inn Alliance
  • -Delegate to the Middle Temple Inn, London, England
  • Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Clients’ Security Board
  • Two term Hearing Officer, Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
  • New York University Lawyer Alumni Mentoring Program, Board Member
  • Mayor's Committee for the Newton Free Library, past member
  • Design Review Committee for the Newton Free Library, Mayor's Representative
  • Wayland Public Schools Foundation, past board member
  • Master Plan Study Advisory Committee, Wayland, MA, Board of Selectmen representative
  • Fessenden Parents Association, past president
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2012 Present
  • Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts - Boston Magazine, 2016
  • Boston Globe's 2015 Top Rated Lawyers of 2015
  • 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, 2014
  • Martindale Hubbell rated "AV" 5.0 Preeminent
  • New York University Founders Day Award
  • New York University Alexander Schluger Award
  • "Lawyers Who Care" Podcast - July 14, 2022
  • Selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as aTrusts and Estates "Go To Lawyer" - December 2021
  • Primer on the Code's Required Minimum Distribution Rules: Post-SECURE Act - Regina Mandl and Barry Salkin thanked by author Kathryn Kennedy, Bloomberg Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal, June 4, 2021
  • Webinar:" Planning in the Age of a Pandemic: Estate Planning and CARES Act Considerations"
  • Co-panelist with Barry Salkin May, 2020,Webinar
  • " The SECURE Act's Impact on Estate Planning and Administration", March 26, 2020,
  • "Estate Planning for Surviving Spouses: What to Do ASAP" - Kiplinger, September 18, 2018
  • Webinar : Moderator “Dewan and Beyond - The Creation, Codification, and Implementation of 9 Dros”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE, February 27, 2024
  • "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
  • Appearance on NewTV, "That's the Law!" "The New Federal Divorce Law," April 3, 2018
  • How the TCJA Could Drive You to Divorce Tax 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