Nancy Burner

Top rated estate planning & probate attorney in East Setauket, New York

Burner Law Group, P.C.
Nancy Burner
Burner Law Group, P.C.

Practice Areas: Estate planning & probate, Elder law, Estate & trust litigation; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1988

Education: Hofstra University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2022

Burner Law Group, P.C.

12 Research Way
East Setauket, NY 11733 Visit website

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Nancy Burner, Esq. is the founder of Burner Law Group, P.C. established in 1995. Nancy holds the designation of a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), awarded by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association. Since 2014, Nancy has been selected by her peers to be included in Best Lawyers in America for Elder Law. Most recently Nancy was recognized as the Best Lawyers® 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Elder Law on Long Island. Nancy previously earned this honor in 2020. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 8.2 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.

Nancy is a former five term trustee for the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, a state administered agency which was created in 1981 to protect law clients from the misuse of their money by dishonest attorneys and to promote public confidence in the administration of justice in New York State. She is also a past president of the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association and a past co-chair of the Suffolk County Elder Law Committee.

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. 

For fifteen consecutive years, Nancy has been named as a Super Lawyer in the field of Elder Law. In the same publication, for four consecutive years, she has also been named a Top 50 Women Attorney in New York. 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. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. As a Super Lawyer, Nancy has also received this award in the Top 50: Women Attorney category in New York.

Nancy earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1985 from Stony Brook University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She graduated in the top 2% of her class, with distinction, from Hofstra University School of Law with her Juris Doctor in 1988.  In 2011, Nancy returned to her alma mater as an Adjunct Professor, where she created their first law school course in Elder Law.  

Nancy continues to grow her practice with offices in New York City, Setauket, Westhampton Beach and East Hampton.

Our office locations:  

12 Research Way East
Setauket, NY 11733  

82 Main Street
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978  

45 West 34th Street
Suite 1203
New York, NY 10001  

300 Pantigo Place
Suite # 115
East Hampton NY 11937

Practice areas

Estate planning & probate, Elder law, Estate & trust litigation

Focus areas

Estate planning, Guardianships & conservatorships, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills, Will contests

  • 50% Estate planning & probate
  • 40% Elder law
  • 10% Estate & trust litigation

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
  • Nancy, for the ninth consecutive year, has been recognized by Best Lawyers and her peers in the practice areas of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates. Nancy was also recognized as the Best Lawyers® 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Elder Law on Long Island. Nancy previously earned this honor in 2020. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on remarkably impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity., Nancy Burner recognized as the Best Lawyers® 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Elder Law on Long Island, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • , 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

Office location for Nancy Burner

12 Research Way
East Setauket, NY 11733

Phone: 631-364-3805

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