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Regina Brandow

Trusts Attorney at Melville, NY

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Regina

Learn Regina’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Trusts
    Special Needs Trust a/k/a Supplemental Needs Trust along with revocable and irrevocable (Medicaid) Trusts.

    23 years

  2. Estate planning
    Assist individuals and families with wishes regarding trust and estate planning. Each plan is individualized to the person's needs. Subspecialty is special needs planning where I represent and counsel families and their children with education law issues, guardianship, supplemental needs trusts and governmental benefits.

    23 years

  3. Guardianship

    23 years

  4. Elder law
    Disability and Elder law involves strategies and understanding the needs of seniors and their caretakers. I also draft the necessary documentation to assist these seniors with Medicaid, asset protection and if necessary, guardianship.

    23 years

  5. Probate

    23 years

  6. Wills and living wills

    23 years

I was honored to be selected as one of Long Island's Top 50 Most Influential Women by the Long Island Business News in October 2015.     
At one of the Self Directed Guardianship Workshops I hold throughout the year, the (retired) Transition Coordinator for the School District introduced me as a “godsend for the disabled community.” I talk about ten of the planning essentials as a developmentally disabled child turns 18 and offer handouts that include forms and documentation on how to navigate the Surrogate Guardianship Process in NYS.  I take parents line-by-line through the application process.
Check for my upcoming presentations on Long Island.   

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Regina Brandow, P.C.
445 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 445
Melville, NY, 11747


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Posted by Robin | April 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Guardianship Petition
Regina and her exceptional team have gone above and beyond to assist myself and my family with a Guardianship application that was a very complicated matter. Her paralegal, Amanda, maintained excellent communication and was very responsive to all questions I had. My conversations with Regina were very thorough. All my questions and concerns were addressed in a timely manner. When my application became more complicated, Regina added Wendy to the team to assist me and she has been an incredibly knowledgeable, compassionate, and proactive support throughout this proceeding. As additional legal matters arose, Regina and her staff provided the legal expertise and support I needed to navigate them. I highly recommend this office for anyone who needs to plan for their disabled loved ones and their future. You will sleep better knowing that they will be taken care of.
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Posted by Rena | October 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I contacted Regina for Guardianship Purposes for 2 of my children with Autism. We are so pleased with her services, we plan on using her again for our other 2 children with Autism. The process was easy. Regina needed school evaluations and doctor reports to complete the paperwork for the court of which the school and doctors gladly helped with. The court process was not long. Regina was nice, professional and most helpful in many other questions I had. I found working with Regina very helpful and recomend her to everyone. Several school districts are using Regina's information for parents who are in need of her services.
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Posted by Jim | October 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Where there is a will there is a way.
I hired Regina to advise me and prepare a trust with all of the accompanying forms necessary to protect and carry out my final wishes. She is very knowledge and helpful. Beyond a doubt she is one of the best lawyers that I have ever dealt with. Being as wills and trusts are her only areas of her practice, she is quite informed on those topics. Every time I had a question she had the answer and explanation of it. She is a very bright and patient person. If you a searching for a lawyer to assist you in developing your final plans, I definitely recommend that you meet with and hire Regina Brandow.
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Posted by Frank M. | October 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Regina is our go to lawyer for special needs
My Wife and I have used Regina for the past 10 years for many things. She is an expert in special needs trusts as well as estate planning. She guided us through every step of the procces and is very compassionate and caring. Her fees are very resonable and she is always available by phone to answer any questions. We feel blessed to have her on our side.
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Posted by Brian | August 20, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Director of Employment & Benefits Advisement Services at the Suffolk Independent Living Organization
Regina is the expert with the experience . Regina frequently spends her evenings and weekends providing "free" parent training specific to guardianship and special needs trusts. Regina is the FIVE STAR contact on my speed dial who provides accurate information and technical assistance for families protecting resources as part of Transition Planning for adult services.
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Posted by Joan | May 26, 2015
Best Lawyer in Stony Brook
I Highly recommend Regina Brandow... Ms Brandow was recommended to me by a very close friend. We had a difficult estate and guardianship issue. Her attention to detail, knowledge of the law, ability to "get things done", and personal attention to our needs was more than could be expected. There never was a time when I could not get in touch with her; my calls were always answered in a timely manner. We were always up-dated as to the progress of our case.
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Posted by Patricia | May 26, 2015
Regina Brandow - a wonderful, caring, attorney and individual
I have found Regina Brandow to be a wonderful lawyer, a caring and compassion individual, very honest and completely trustworthy. When my daughter died suddenly leaving me to raise a 16 year old, she did everything possible to help me through the challenges of obtaining guardianship. It was a very trying time in our lives and she showed such expertise, compassion and empathy. She got us through this terrible time and smoothed all the difficulties and roadblocks. She also showed such caring for my grandchild and immediately put her at ease. I will never forget her for helping me through this terrible time. I have recommended her to all my friends and continue to do so without reservation. Everyone who has dealt with Regina has come away marveliing how caring and capable she is.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brandow Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Berger & Brandow, LLP
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Staff Attorney
  • Long Island Advocacy Center, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Lawyer
  • Regina Brandow, Esq.
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Assistant to the CEO
  • CARCO Group, Inc.
  • 1997 - 1998
  • AVP/Analyst
  • J. P. Morgan, Inc.
  • 1985 - 1997
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  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • J.D.
  • 1995
  • Dowling College
  • B.S.
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Application for review of a hearing officer relating to the transport services of a student with a disability
  • Hearing Officer decision was upheld


  • New York State Bar Association
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  • Nassau County Bar Association
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  • Suffolk County Bar Association
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  • Nassau Suffolk Law Services Advisory Council
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  • New York Commission of Quality Care
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  • Stony Brook Rotary
  • member
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  • Town of Brookhaven Special Needs Task Force
  • member
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  • Suffolk County Women's Bar Association
  • member
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  • Stony Brook Rotary Charities
  • Board Member
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  • Surrogate Court
  • Decision Making Committee member
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  • Town of Brookhaven
  • Disability Task Force
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  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Member
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  • Health and Hospital Law Committee
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • LI's Top 50 Most Influential Women of 2015
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Month
  • Nassau Suffolk Law Services
  • 2013


Speaking Engagements

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Education Attorney | Mar 31
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Melville Trusts Lawyer Regina Brandow
Regina Brandow
Trusts Attorney
Melville, NY
Licensed for 27 years