Nancy Burner

Nancy Burner

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

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

Education
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
J.D. (1988) | Law
Honors: Nancy Burner, Esq. graduated in the top 2% of her class, with distinction, from Hofstra University School of Law in 1988.
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State University of New York - Stony Brook
B.A. (1985)
Honors: Nancy earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1985 from Stony Brook University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
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Professional Experience
Founder and Managing Partner
Burner Law Group, P.C.
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Debunking Myths Surrounding Probate
Times Beacon Record
Tax Season is the Perfect Time for Estate Planning
Suffolk Times
Rights of a Surviving Spouse
South Shore Press
How to Fund Your Trust
Suffolk Times
What is a contingent beneficiary?
South Shore Press
What is an ABLE Account?
Times Beacon Record
Considerations for a 529 Plan with a “Disabled” Beneficiary
South Shore Press
Speaking Engagements
Wills and Trusts, Salt Waterfront Bar and Grill
Burner Law Group, P.C.
What is the difference between a Will and a Trust? When it comes to a sound Estate Plan, one size does not fit all! Join Nancy Burner, Esq. as she discusses the process of probate, the types of trusts available and the benefits of each document.
Gifting for Grandparents, Online
Burner Law Group, P.C.
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. Reserve your spot here: https://bit.ly/2WhddZb
Certifications
Certified Elder Law Attorney
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Awards
Best Lawyers® 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Elder Law on Long Island
Best Lawyers
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.
Recognized in the practice areas of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates
Best Lawyers
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.
Super Layer
Super Lawyer
For fifteen consecutive years, Nancy has been named as a Super Lawyer in the field of Elder Law.
2021 Woman Leader
The New York Law Journal
Nancy Burner was selected as a 2021 Woman Leader.
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Top 50 Women in Business
Long Island Business News
Outstanding Woman in Law Award
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Big Apple Entrepreneur Award
Big Apple Entrepreneur Network
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Best Law Firm
US News & World Report
NY Women Leaders in the Law
New York Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
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Special Recognition of Service
Congressmen Steve Israel
Outstanding Service
Steve Levy Suffolk County Executive
Outstanding Service
Day Haven Adult Services
Citation of Excellence
NY State Assembly (Steven Engelbright)
Award of Recognition of Excellence
Suffolk County Bar Association
The Benjamin Weintraub & Alan Resnick Bankruptcy Law Prize
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Professional Associations
Suffolk County Bar Association
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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New York State Bar  # 2237998
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2237998
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Burner Law Group, P.C.
Blog
Burner Law Group, P.C. Blog
Videos
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

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.

The concept of a Trust is not difficult to understand if you remember that placing an item in a trust is simply retitling that asset in the name of the trust. A standalone trust, also called an intervivos trust, is created while the grantor is still living.   Learn the difference between grantor and non-grantor trusts,  revocable and irrevocable trusts, and the most common ways they are utilized in estate planning. Anatomy of an intervivos trust

The concept of a Trust is not difficult to understand if you remember that placing an item in a trust is simply retitling that asset in the name of the trust. A standalone trust, also called an intervivos trust, is created while the grantor is still living. Learn the difference between grantor and non-grantor trusts, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and the most common ways they are utilized in estate planning.

Many people think estate planning is only for the very wealthy. This could not be further from the truth. Everyone has an estate: it consists of everything you own from personal property to cash in the bank to retirement plans.   Join us as we discuss  basic estate planning documents, including advanced directives, wills and trusts.  Learn why designating beneficiaries in a will or trust allows you to take care of your family after you are gone and the surprising results if you die without a wil Estate Planning: Debunking the Myth that estate planning is just for the Wealthy

Many people think estate planning is only for the very wealthy. This could not be further from the truth. Everyone has an estate: it consists of everything you own from personal property to cash in the bank to retirement plans. Join us as we discuss basic estate planning documents, including advanced directives, wills and trusts. Learn why designating beneficiaries in a will or trust allows you to take care of your family after you are gone and the surprising results if you die without a wil

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. This 4-Part Series discusses our insights into how the pandemic has changed the elder law landscape. The effect of Covid 19 and the Wills vs Trust Debate

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. This 4-Part Series discusses our insights into how the pandemic has changed the elder law landscape.

A comprehensive estate plan should consider every angle - including how to protect your beneficiary's inheritance in case of your divorce or their divorce. Join Nancy Burner, Esq. of Burner Law Group as she discusses the importance of anticipating such issues when engaging in estate planning. Also learn why your estate planning attorney and matrimonial attorney should be working together when a divorce is pending. Protecting Inheritance from Divorce

A comprehensive estate plan should consider every angle - including how to protect your beneficiary's inheritance in case of your divorce or their divorce. Join Nancy Burner, Esq. of Burner Law Group as she discusses the importance of anticipating such issues when engaging in estate planning. Also learn why your estate planning attorney and matrimonial attorney should be working together when a divorce is pending.

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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 (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Burner Law Group, P.C.
Westhampton Beach Office
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 (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Burner Law Group, P.C. - East Hampton Office
300 Pantigo Place
Suite # 115
East Hampton, NY 11937
Telephone: (631) 527-7337
Fax: (631) 941-3443
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Burner Law Group, P.C. - New York City Office
45 W 34th Street
Suite 1203
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: (212) 867-3520
Fax: (631) 941-3443
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed