Regina Brandow, Esq.
Regina Brandow began her professional career at J.P. Morgan & Company after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Dowling College. While serving in various departments of that prestigious global financial institution, she attended Touro School of Law, graduating in 1995. Thereafter, she was admitted to the State of New York Second Department and the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Department.
Her first position as an attorney was in insurance fraud and consumer reporting agency. She subsequently moved into private practice and then to the Long Island Advocacy Center before founding BrandowLaw.
BrandowLaw is devoted to working with clients on an individualized basis. The practice is concentrated on Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships and Supplemental Needs Trusts for Persons with Disabilities. It further includes Estate Planning, Elder Law and Real Estate.
Ms. Brandow is a certified hearing officer with the New York State Department of Education and an active member of the Surrogate Court Decision Making Committee. She also serves various organizations and boards including Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Advisory Council and is a member of the American Bar Association, New York Suffolk Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association, Group Legal Services Association, and NAELA.
A lifelong Long Island resident, Regina has received multiple awards and recognition for her pro bono efforts.
Regina has her certification with the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities in Benefits and Entitlements. She also recently graduated from Stony Brook University with a post-graduate certificate in Health Care, Finance and Management.
Certifications & Awards
Member, Special Needs Task Force
Co-chair, Education Law Committee, Award of Recognition
Advanced Graduate Certificate, Health Care Management at Stony Brook University
Suffolk County Pro Bono Foundation, Nassau Suffolk Law Services, and the Suffolk County Bar Association, Award of Recognition
New York State Partners in Policymaking Program
Lead Counsel Verification in Estate Planning Law
Expression of Appreciation, Pro Bono Foundation
Long Island's 50 Most Influential Women of 2015
Lecturer, The Nassau Academy of Law
Gold Sponsor, 2018 SOLES for All Souls 5K Race/2K Walk
Impartial Hearing Officer
Member, Suffolk Academy of Law ('04-'05)
Medicaid for the Working Individual and What Happens to My SSI/SSDI if I Return to Work?, Certificate of Completion
NYSARC, Inc. Annual Guardianship Training Symposium, Certificate of Attendance
Christine Lee McVicker, Esq.
Graduating from Touro Law School, Christine has furthered in her career in Real Estate, Estate Planning, Administrative Law, Elder Law, and Business.
Christine has also been a valued member of the New York State Bar Association since 2006 and continues to dedicate her time towards matters involving real estate and the like.
Wendy Hodor, Esq.
Wendy brings more than 25 years of experience as an advocate for special needs children and adults. She is retired from state service as an Associate Attorney with Mental Hygiene Legal Service (MHLS), where she worked in four field offices throughout Suffolk County.
She has also volunteered her time with various organizations serving veterans. Wendy served on the Democratic Committee and ran for NYS Assembly in 1993, and volunteers every fall for various local and national candidates. She has been a member of Pachamama Alliance since 2004 -- an organization founded to protect the Amazon rainforests. Additionally, she collects clothing donations for the homeless and less fortunate.
Wendy earned B.S. degrees in both Sociology and German at Stony Brook University, and she earned her J.D. from New York Law School. She enjoys training and riding her mammoth jack donkey, as well as training and showing her dogs in obedience competitions.
Wendy is actively involved in rescuing homeless dogs and placing them in loving homes.
As Brandow Law's paralegal, Amanda Troy is a vital member of our client service team. Her efforts help ensure that all clients are completely satisfied and able to stay abreast of the large volumes of paperwork associated with special needs law. She is currently attending SCCC for further paralegal credentials.