Kera Murphy Reed

Kera Murphy Reed

Burner Law Group, P.C.
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning
  • New York
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Summary

Kera Reed is an attorney at Burner Law Group, P.C. She joined the firm in January 2012 and now leads the firms Estate and Trust Administration Department overseeing all phases of Probate and Estate administration as well as estate litigation matters. Kera’s practice includes all Surrogate’s Court proceedings to appoint an Executor or Administrator of an estate, SCPA Article 17 and 17-A guardianship proceedings, preparation and litigation of fiduciary accountings, and preparation of New York State and Federal estate tax returns. She also is qualified to serve as Guardian ad Litem in Surrogates’ Court proceedings. In addition to her Trust and Estate practice, Kera is certified to serve as counsel and court evaluator in Supreme Court Guardianship matters. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates section’s Executive Committee and is also the Co-Chair of the Surrogates Court Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association. Kera is also on the New York State Office of Court Administration E-Filing Advisory Committee which assists in implementing E-filing procedures statewide. Kera also writes a monthly column on Surrogate’s Court practice in the Suffolk Lawyer newspaper.

Kera received her undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in 2007 and graduated cum laude. She received her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 2010. While attending law school, Kera received the Linda Carmody-Roberts Scholarship for students who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing careers in the Trust & Estates and Elder Law fields. At graduation, she received a Bronze Level Pro Bono Service Award for her work with the Nassau Suffolk Law Services Senior Citizens Law Project. After law school, Kera has continued her pro bono work by serving as court appointed guardian.

Kera is licensed to practice law in New York State. She lives in Shoreham with her husband, daughter and son.

Education
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
J.D. (2010) | Law
Honors: While attending law school, Kera received the Linda Carmody-Roberts Scholarship for students who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing careers in the Trust & Estates and Elder Law fields. At graduation, she received a Bronze Level Pro Bono Service Award for her work with the Nassau Suffolk Law Services Senior Citizens Law Project.
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St. John's University
Honors: Kera Reed graduated cum laude.
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Burner Law Group, P.C.
- Current
Legal Assistant
Neil M. Parsoff & Associates, P.C.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Why an Executor Must Account
South Shore Press
Suffolk County Surrogate’s Court Update
Burner Law Group, P.C. Blog
Economic Impact Payments Issued to Deceased Taxpayers
South Shore Press
Credit Card Debts of a Decedent
South Shore Press
IRS Tax Extensions
Burner Law Group, P.C. Blog
Appointment of an Administrator
Times Beacon Record
Consenting to the Probate of a Will
South Shore Press
Estate Closure and Fiduciary Liability
South Shore Press
Guardianship Options
South Shore Press
Guardianship Article 17-A vs. Article 81
Times Beacon Record
Changing Beneficiary Designation using Power of Attorney
South Shore Press
Compelling a Fiduciary to Account an Estate
South Shore Press
Preparing a Will Online
South Shore Press
Duties of an Estate Fiduciary
South Shore Press
Estate Closure and Fiduciary Liability
South Shore Press
Who Inherits My Property If I Die Without a Will?
South Shore Press
Awards
Rising Star
SuperLawyers
Rising Star
SuperLawyers
Rising Star
SuperLawyers
Outstanding Woman in Law
Hofstra University School of Law Center for Children Families and the Law and Long Island Business News
Rising Star
SuperLawyers
Bronze Level Pro Bono Service Award
Nassau Suffolk Law Services Senior Citizens Law Project
Scholarship
Carmody-Roberts
Professional Associations
Surrogates Court Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates section
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 4908984
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Burner Law Group, P.C.
Blog
Burner Law Group, P.C. Blog
Contact & Map
Burner Law Group, P.C.
12 Research Way
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 941-3434
Fax: (631) 941-3443
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Burner Law Group, P.C.
82 Main Street
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Telephone: (631) 288-5612
Fax: (631) 941-3443
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed