Regina advises clients in the areas of Probate, Trust and Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Contested and Uncontested Guardianship matters, Will Contests, Contested Accountings and Special Needs Planning.
- Prepares estate planning documents (from basic to complex), including, but not limited to: Wills, various Trusts (e.g.: Revocable, Irrevocable, Life Insurance, Charitable, and/or Personal Residence), and Advance Directives;
- Prepares Petitions for Probate and/or Estate Administration to help fiduciaries obtain Letters Testamentary, Limited Letters Testamentary, Letters of Administration, c.t.a., Letters of Administration, d.b.n., or Letters of Administration;
- Counsels fiduciaries (e.g.: executors, administrators, trustees, and guardians) on the administration and taxation of their (or their ward’s estates;
- Advises trustees and trust beneficiaries on the administration and taxation of trusts;
- Represents family members in kinship proceedings to prove their right to inherit property;
- Represents individuals in contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings, including Article 81, Article 17, Article 17A;
- Represents individuals in estate and trust litigation, including will contests, turn-over proceedings, and contested accountings;
- Advises individuals on elder law issues including reviewing existing care plans and long-term care insurance policies, and assesses possibility of Medicaid planning (community and institutional);
- Advises disabled individuals and their family members on special needs planning; and;
- Negotiates with NYC Human Resources Administration to reduce or eliminate various “Medicaid claims”
Regina lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband, John, and their two young daughters – Sophie and Mikaela. Regina likes to balance work with travelling, hiking, baking and helping her children explore the world around them.