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Nancy Burner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in East Setauket, NY

Burner Law Group, P.C.
12 Research Way
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: 631-364-3805
Fax: 631-941-3443
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law, Estate & Trust Litigation
Attorney Profile

Nancy Burner, Esq. is the founder of Burner Law Group, P.C. established in 1995. She holds the designation of a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), awarded by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association. For 13 consecutive years, Nancy has been named as a Super Lawyer in the field of Elder Law. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Nancy frequently lectures on the legislative changes, financial implications, and governmental benefits affecting the elderly and special needs population.  In 2016, Nancy was named as an “Outstanding Woman in Law” by Hofstra University School of Law Center for Children Families and the Law. Later that same year, she was named by Manhattan Magazine as a Big Apple Entrepreneur winner.  Since 2014‚ Nancy has been selected by her peers to be included in Best Lawyers in America for Elder Law. Most recently in 2020‚ she was named as the Long Island Elder Law Attorney of the year by this same publication. She continues to grow her practice with offices in New York City, Setauket, and Westhampton Beach where she resides.

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

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

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2022

About Nancy Burner

First Admitted: 1988, New York

Professional Webpage: https://burnerlaw.com/lawyer/nancy-burner/

Honors/Awards

  • , Named as a Super Lawyer in the field of Elder Law
  • , Top 50: Women Attorney category in New York
  • Nancy Burner have been included in the 2021 Edition of New York Area’s Best Lawyers. Nancy was featured in the Elder Law section. New York Area’s Best Lawyers highlights more than 6,400 lawyers recognized for their top legal talent., 2021 Edition of New York Area’s Best Lawyers, https://issuu.com/bestlawyers/docs/new-york-area-best-lawyers-2021, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America for Elder Law
  • Nancy Burner was named as the Long Island Elder Law Attorney of the year by this same publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 8.2 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys, Long Island Elder Law Attorney, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Named a Super Lawyer each year since 2009
  • Named to the 2007 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers, Minneapolis-based Law & Politics publishers of Super Lawyers magazines

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member
  • Suffolk County Elder Law Committee, Past Co-Chair
  • Suffolk County Woman’s Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law and Trust and Estates Sections, Member
  • Suffolk County Woman’s Bar Association, Past President
  • New York Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, Trustee
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • State of New York
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Probate Committee, Member

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), awarded by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor, Elder Law, Hofstra Law School, 2011
  • Adjunct Professor, Elder Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 2015
  • Co-Authored a chapter in the treatise entitled “Guardianship Practice in New York State”
  • Contributing Editor to the New York State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member, Legal Advisory Board of the Alzheimer’s disease Resource Center of Long Island
  • Nancy discussed Estate Planning in 2022 with the East Hampton chapter of LVIS. , 2022
  • Nancy gave a presentation the importance of Estate Planning for the Peconic Land Trust at Weiss Farms.  , 2021
  • Board member of ALS Ride for Life, 2020
  • Chairperson, Legal Advisory Board of the Alzheimer’s disease Resource Center of Long Island, 2012

Educational Background

  • Stony Brook University, Honors: Magna Cum Laude, 1985

Videos

  • This video discusses why estate planning is needed at all income levels and ages., Estate Planning: Debunking the Myth that estate planning is just for the Wealthy, 2020
  • Join Nancy Burner, Esq. as she discusses the impact does the closure of the Surrogates Courts have on the debate over the need for a living trust rather than a last will and testament?, The effect of Covid 19 and the Wills vs Trust Debate, 2020
  • Every grandparent contemplates how to gift to their grandchildren - do you give them cash for birthdays, start a 529 Plan, put assets in trust, name them on an IRA, or make a specific bequest in your will? As with any gifting, it depends on the family’s particular situation, but you should always consider the tax consequences. Join Nancy Burner as she discusses how to gift to this younger generation in a tax efficient and meaningful way. , Gifting for Grandparents, 2020
  • Nancy Burner, Esq. discusses different types of free standing (intervivos) revocable and irrevocable trusts, Anatomy of an intervivos trust, 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Nancy Burner was inducted to the Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law inaugural Hall of Fame. The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University inducted 50 alumni, as well as 15 distinguished alumni on the bench, into its inaugural Hall of Fame as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. Hofstra Law established the Hall of Fame to honor alumni whose exemplary careers, or extraordinary service to the betterment of society, or outstanding contributions to the Law School have significantly impacted the Hofstra Law community and beyond. The Hall of Fame inductees were nominated by their peers, and selected by a committee of Hofstra Law alumni, faculty and administrators. The honorees were recognized at the Law School’s 50th anniversary gala on April 5, 2022, at the Whitney Museum of American Art., 2022
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Office Location for Nancy Burner

12 Research Way
East Setauket, NY 11733

Phone: 631-364-3805

Fax: 631-941-3443

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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