Britt N. Burner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in New York, NY

Burner Law Group, P.C.
45 W 34th St, Suite 1203
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 631-364-3805
Fax: 631-941-3443
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2009
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Elder Law (50%), Estate Planning & Probate (40%), Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Britt N. Burner is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Burner Law Group, P.C., in New York, New York. Ms. Burner helps individuals with issues, including probate, trusts, wills, and estate and trust litigation. She represents clients throughout Long Island and the New York City area.

After earning her bachelor’s degree from Boston College, Ms. Burner went on to graduate from Brooklyn Law School. While attending law school, she was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review, serving as notes and comments editor. She holds a license to practice law before all New York state courts. 

Earlier in her career, Ms. Burner worked for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office sex crimes bureau. Prior to joining Burner Law Group, P.C., she practiced elder law and estate planning at a private Manhattan law firm. 

Ms. Burner has received a number of honors over the course of her career. Long Island Business News, the Star Network and the Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law for Children, Families and the Law have presented her with awards and recognition. 

Ms. Burner is highly active in her legal community. She is treasurer of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law & Special Needs Section and previously served as chair of the New York City Bar Association Legal Problems of the Aging Committee. She belongs to the New York State Bar Association Trusts & Estates Law Section and is a charter member of the Katz Institute for Women’s Health Northwell Health advisory council.

Recognized for her knowledge and skill, Ms. Burner regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars and for professional organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Elder Law
  • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

About Britt N. Burner

Admitted: 2009, New York

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York
  • New York State Bar Association in the Trusts and Estates section, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Chair of the Legislation Committee, Vice-Chair of the Medicaid Committee
  • Treasurer of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Section
  • New York City Bar Association Committee on the Legal Problems of the Aging, Past-Chair

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Advisory Council for The Katz Institute for Women's Health at Northwell
  • Britt Burner presented the SECURE Act and Retirement Planning section of the Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter Legal and Financial Planning Conference in March 2021
  • Britt is a charter member of the Advisory Council for The Katz Institute for Women's Health at Northwell. The Katz Institute is a leader in women's health, dedicated to improving the quality of life for women by providing educational resources, prevention, wellness programs and clinical care, 2020
  • In 2020, Britt was named a Caregiver’s Champion by CaringKind, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Notes & Comments Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review

Educational Background

  • Undergraduate degree from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA., 2003


  • , Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • , Rising Star Attorney, Minneapolis-based Law & Politics publishers of Super Lawyers magazines


  • Join BLG's Britt Burner, Esq. as she discuss the changes to retirement accounts under the December 2019 SECURE Act. , Retirement planning under the SECURE Act, 2020
  • Join our attorney Britt Burner, Esq. as she discusses what you need to know about Estate Planning including advance directives and protection of assets., Estate Planning for All Ages: Part 1, 2020
  • Medicaid long-term care is a joint state and federal program to help seniors who meet certain asset and income guidelines to get the healthcare they need - either in a nursing home or at home. Ever wonder how Medicaid long term care works and the advanced planning involved? Join Britt Burner, Esq. of Burner Law Group, PC as she explains community and chronic Medicaid., Demystifying Medicaid Long Term Care, 2020
  • Join attorney Britt Burner as she discusses the unique issues inherent in leaving assets to minor children., Leaving Assets to Minors, 2020
  • Most people know the rudimentariness of a Will and that the nominated executor is tasked with administering the estate. But do you know what duties are entailed and the steps involved? Britt Burner, Esq. discusses the duties of the administrator of an estate (when there is no will) and executor of a will., Duties of an Executor & Administrator, 2020
  • How has the coronavirus affected Medicaid long-term care eligibility? Is Medicaid embracing Telehealth beyond the pandemic? Join Britt Burner as she discusses how Covid-19 has affected Community and Chronic Medicaid., Medicaid & Covid-19, 2020
  • As attorneys, we have found that COVID-19 and the accompanying shutdown has reshaped some of our beliefs and approaches to estate planning. This is no time to panic, but it is an opportunity to learn from the upheavals brought on by the virus and examine how they change the way we counsel our clients as they create or amend their plans. How Covid-19 has made advance directives and the durable power of attorney crucial documents for people of all ages., Why Covid 19 has made Advanced Directives crucial in estate planning., 2020
  • Britt Burner of Burner Law Group discusses the duties of a trustee. A trustee is a fiduciary who administers the assets placed into a trust, either for the benefit of the trustee or a third party. The duties depend on the trust instrument and the type of trust, such as irrevocable, revocable or special needs trust. Whether you have a appointed someone as a trustee or you yourself are a trustee, it is important to know the duties involved., Duties of a Trustee, 2020
  • Britt Burner, Esq. discusses how to structure your estate planning to fit your particular circumstance when you have children from a previous marriage. Many people are surprised by how their assets would be allocated upon their death - if they do not have a will. Is it your wish to leave assets to both your spouse and children from a prior marriage? Whether you wish your current spouse to inherit all or want to leave something specific to your children, you need to know your options so that your legacy is not tarnished by misunderstandings upon your death., 2ND TIME AROUND: ESTATE PLANNING FOR BLENDED FAMILIES, 2020
  • Attorney Britt Burner explains how a Pooled Income Trust works in conjunction with Community Medicaid. If you are considering "Aging in Place" and how to pay for long term care, it is crucial you understand your options. A Pooled Income Trust allows you to meet the income eligibility requirements and, at the same time, retain the income to pay bills., Income Eligibility for Medicaid: Pooled Trust, 2020
  • Medicaid and Medicare are both government programs that provide health coverage. Medicare is available for people over 65 yo or who have a disability, regardless of income level. Medicaid coverage has strict income eligibility guidelines. How they overlap and what each covers can be confusing. Britt Burner breaks down Medicare and long-term Medicaid programs available in New York., Medicare and Medicaid: How Do They Work Together?, 2020
  • When someone becomes incapacitated and failed to put the proper estate planning documents into place, a family member cannot simply take over that persons finances or decide where that person should live. Due to the important civil liberty concerns involved, a guardianship proceeding must be brought. Our attorney Britt Burner sheds light on this special proceeding and the different roles played by the judge, petitioner, court evaluator, interested parties, and court appointed attorney., Guardianship: Providing for an Incapacitated Adult, 2020
  • A revocable trust, also called an inter vivos trust, is a trust created during the grantor's lifetime which dictates how assets are to be distributed during the grantor's lifetime and upon the grantor's death. Learn the basics of the revocable trust, including the role of the grantor, trustee, and beneficiary, and scenarios where such a trust could benefit you., Understanding Trusts: The Revocable Trust, 2020
  • What specific clauses do you need in your Will? Britt Burner discusses specific clauses that you may want to include in your Last Will & Testament, such as children’s pot trust, specific bequests, beneficiary trusts, pet trust, power of appointment, disclaimer bypass planning, charitable donations and more!, Tailor-Made Wills, 2020
  • Britt Burner, Esq. discusses the Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts and how they help people qualify for chronic and community long-term Medicaid., Diving Deep into the Medicaid Asset Protection Trust, 2020
  • Join us as we discuss estate planning and the responsibilities of being named as an executor or trustee., Duties of an Executor, 2020
  • This video concerns New York State's new laws affecting community medicaid. Between October 1, 2020 and January 1, 2020, a 30 month look back is being phased in that will create a penalty period for any transfers made in the 2.5 years prior to needing services. , Medicaid Deadline Fast Approaching, 2020
  • Learn how the SECURE Act of 2019 has changed the estate planning landscape for retirement benefits and if your trust needs an update. , Retirement Planning After the SECURE Act, 2020
  • Elder law is concerned with aiding seniors in implementing estate plans with a particular focus on long-term care, incapacity, and wealth transfer at death. Our attorney Britt Burner discusses the specific issues facing us as we age and how to protect yourself by putting together a plan of action in case of incapacity that affords you the greatest autonomy and dignity. , What is Elder Law?, 2020
  • Should you be revisiting your estate plan in 2021? Everyone knows they need advance directives and a will, but put it off for one reason or another. Join us as Britt Burner, Esq. explains the basics of an estate plan and whether your estate plan needs updating under a Biden presidency., Estate Planning in the New Year, 2020
  • Can an election affect how your estate plan should be structured? Britt Burner, Esq. discusses whether you should be reviewing your estate plan after the election. Learn what new changes are on the horizon depending on whether the Democrats or the Republicans win the White House and/or the Senate., Estate Planning in an Election Year, 2020
  • Whether you are considering gifting cash or other assets to family this holiday season, learn how gifting affects your estate taxes and Medicaid. Join us for an in-depth discussion on gifting including the most tax-efficient way to pass down wealth., 'Tis the Season: Estate Planning and Gifting, 2020
  • Whether you are the Trustee of your own or someone else’s trust, you probably have questions about your duties and obligations. Britt Burner discusses trust administration, including how to open a trust account, keep records and make distributions., You're a Trustee...Now What?, 2021
  • 2021 is bringing many changes. Join Britt Burner of Burner Law Group as she discusses proposed changes by the new administration and whether these will affect your estate., New Year! New President! New Estate Plan?, 2021
  • Married couples take a vow to grow old together and putting in place an aging plan ensures that seniors get the care they need later in life to ensure they stay together as long as possible. Unless one has comprehensive long-term care insurance, paying the high cost of home care or nursing home care is impossible for most New Yorkers. Join Britt Burner, Esq. as she breaks down the income and asset guidelines for Medicaid long-term care eligibility when both spouses require care. Learn estate planning techniques such as the Medicaid Asset Protection Trust, spousal refusal, and exempt transfers that can be utilized when one or both spouses need Community or Chronic Medicaid. She will be discussing steps that can be taken while still healthy and last minute planning., Medicaid for Couples: When Both Spouses Need Care, Elder Law, Medicaid, 2021
  • New York State simplified its Durable Power of Attorney and this new law goes into effect on June 13, 2021. Join Britt Burner of Burner Law Group as she explains the history of New York's Power of Attorney, the beneficial new changes and whether you will need to execute a new power of attorney., What you Need to Know about New York's New Power of Attorney, Elder Law, Estate Planning, 2021
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Office Location for Britt N. Burner

45 W 34th St
Suite 1203
New York, NY 10001

Phone: 631-364-3805

Fax: 631-941-3443

Last Updated: 4/29/2021

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