Britt Burner

Britt Burner

Burner Law Group, P.C.

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Britt Burner

Burner Law Group, P.C.

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Britt Burner, Partner of Burner Law Group, P.C., joined the firm in March 2014. Since that time, she has been the driving force behind our Manhattan office. Britt focuses her practice on Elder Law and Estate Planning. Britt received her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School where she was a Notes & Comments Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. 

For the second consecutive year, Britt Burner, Esq., has been included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list by Best Lawyers and her peers in the practice areas of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates. Furthermore, for her seventh consecutive year, Minneapolis-based Law & Politics publishers of Super Lawyers magazines named Britt as a Rising Star Attorney. Super Lawyers, published in the New York Times Magazine is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their respective fields. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

In 2016 Britt was named as a “Brooklyn Star under 40” by Star Network which honors young professionals in Brooklyn under 40 years old who exemplify outstanding leadership skills, not only in their chosen fields, but also in their community. In 2017 she received the honor of being named an “Outstanding Woman in Law” by Hofstra University School of Law Center for Children Families and the Law and Long Island Business News. In 2020, Britt was named a Caregiver’s Champion by CaringKind. 

Britt is the immediate past-Chair of the New York City Bar Association Committee on the Legal Problems of the Aging and currently serves as the Secretary of the Elder Law and Special Needs Planning section of the New York State Bar Association. She previously served as Chair of the Legislation Committee, Vice-Chair of the Medicaid Committee and as the Production Editor of the section’s journal. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association in the Trusts and Estates section. Britt frequently lectures to consumer and professional groups, including presenting Continuing Legal Education content for attorneys.

In addition to her Bar Association responsibilities, 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 education resources, prevention, wellness programs and clinical care. As a member of the

Katz Institute Advisory Council, we assist the leadership of the Katz Institute by assessing, evaluating, and appraising the programs of the Katz Institute to support and advance its mission.

Britt is licensed to practice law in New York State. She lives in Manhattan and Westhampton Beach.



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For the charitably inclined, there is always a question of how to be most efficiently leave money to charities in your estate plan. No matter the option, there are potential income tax and estate tax implications to consider. With proper planning, you can ensure your gifts go as far as possible to benefit the charities that you hold dear.

For the charitably inclined, there is always a question of how to be most efficiently leave money to charities in your estate plan. Charitable giving ranges from simple small monetary amounts to more complicated charitable trusts. No matter the option, there are potential income tax and estate tax implications to…
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Portability is one of the strongest tools in the planner’s toolbox to reduce or eliminate federal estate taxes after the deaths of a married couple. Visit our blog to learn how portability can affect your estate planning.

The word is defined as “the ability to be easily moved,” but in the context of Trusts & Estates, it means much more. In this regard, portability is one of the strongest tools in the planner’s toolbox to reduce or eliminate federal estate taxes after the deaths of a married…
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Change is coming! The New York State Fiscal Year 2023 budget expands the ability for New Yorkers to qualify for Medicaid if they are 65+ years old, blind or disabled. Effective January 1, 2023, the allowable amounts for income and assets are increasing. These changes are not so dramatic that seniors, blind and disabled individuals can dispense with proper planning. There are planning opportunities that allow for services even if your assets and income are above these levels.  Learn how to start planning by visiting our latest blog post.

Change is coming! The New York State Fiscal Year 2023 budget expands the ability for New Yorkers to qualify for Medicaid if they are 65+ years old, blind or disabled. Effective January 1, 2023, the allowable amounts for income and assets are increasing. Income Expansion The income amount for Community…
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Many Americans have spent their working lives contributing to tax-deferred plans with the idea that it will give them a stream of income in retirement, and pass on to their beneficiaries as a stream of income. While the SECURE Act may not alter the plan for some, the impact of the SECURE Act should be considered by all. Head over to our latest blog post to learn more about the SECURE Act and how it can impact your retirement and estate planning.

On January 1, 2021, as we entered another year without any idea of what was on the horizon, a new federal law took effect regarding retirement accounts. The SECURE Act, “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement", affects millions of Americans who have been saving through tax-deferred retirement plans.  The…
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Medicaid provides long term care coverage to eligible individuals who meet certain asset and income requirements. Many people do not realize that they can become eligible for Medicaid and preserve assets – even when their assets and income seem too high. There are ways to retain all your income if receiving Community Medicaid. If married, there are ways to keep a portion of your income when receiving Chronic Medicaid. Head over to our blog to learn how to protect your assets while still qualifying for Medicaid.

Medicaid provides long term care coverage to eligible individuals who meet certain asset and income requirements. Many people do not realize that they can become eligible for Medicaid and preserve assets - even when their assets and income seem too high.  There are two types of Medicaid long-term care: Nursing…
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For New Yorkers receiving benefits under the long-term care Medicaid program, a life estate is a strategic estate planning tool. Although, using a life estate deed to transfer real property is a cost-effective estate planning tool, a trust is the better solution. Find out why in our latest blog post.

For New Yorkers receiving benefits under the long-term care Medicaid program, a life estate is a strategic estate planning tool. Maintaining a life estate can ensure that your home passes to your intended loved ones after your death. A life estate is created through a properly drafted and recorded deed…
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Wills and revocable trusts often refer to the terms “per stirpes” and “per capita”. When you create a last will and testament, or a revocable trust, you choose specific beneficiaries to inherit your estate at your death. But what if the predecease you? These Latin terms set forth different ways your property is to be distributed when a beneficiary dies before you. Visit our latest blog post to learn more about these estate planning strategies.

Wills and revocable trusts often refer to the terms “per stirpes” and “per capita”. When you create a last will and testament, or a revocable trust, you choose specific beneficiaries to inherit your estate at your death. But what if the predecease you? These Latin terms set forth different ways…
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Without a doubt, SECURE changed the landscape for retirement assets, the way they are used during life and how we leave them behind at death. Educating yourself and beneficiaries about how these changes impact your own situation is imperative to creating the most efficient estate plan. Head over to our latest blog post to learn more about the SECURE Act and how it can affect your estate planning.

On December 20, 2019, a Federal law relating to retirement plans was enacted, entitled Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act). The law was implemented on January 1, 2020 and impacts retirement accounts and the rules for those who own and inherit them. Traditionally, individuals…
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Have you ever heard of the “5-year lookback” and wondered what people are talking about? If you have, you are not alone. The lookback concept is one that governs the conversation surrounding Chronic Medicaid, the New York State program that covers long term care services in a nursing facility. To financially qualify for Chronic Medicaid, an individual must show they have countable resources of less than $15,900 (2021 figure that changes annually). When applying for Chronic Medicaid, the applicant and spouse must show that they did not gift or transfer assets within the 5 years prior to needing Medicaid to cover the cost of the facility. Any such transfers result in a “penalty period.” If you or a loved one find yourself in a position where you have resources in excess of that amount, planning will be necessary in order to protect any of your assets. There are certain assets that are not considered a resource for the purposes of eligibility. Additionally, certain transfers are exempt and do not result in the imposition of the penalty. But, for those that have assets that do not fall within these exempt categories, promissory note planning can come into play. First of all, do not try this at home.

Have you ever heard of the “5-year lookback” and wondered what people are talking about?  If you have, you are not alone.  The lookback concept is one that governs the conversation surrounding Chronic Medicaid, the New York State program that covers long term care services in a nursing facility.  To…
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Important changes to the Community Medicaid program in New York State were enacted in 2020. Not all of the changes have been immediate and the fate of others remains uncertain. For the time being, the program is being administered in a similar way to how it has been done in the past – but change is on the horizon. Head to our latest blog post to learn about these upcoming Medicaid changes.

Important changes to the Community Medicaid program in New York State were enacted in 2020. Not all of the changes have been immediate and the fate of others remains uncertain. For the time being, the program is being administered in a similar way to how it has been done in…
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Meeting with your estate planning attorney and having that attorney coordinate with your matrimonial attorney can prepare you for the most positive outcome. With input of both attorneys, you will be able to understand what changes you can make and at what point in the process you can and should make the changes.

Any divorce, regardless of the amount of assets of the couple, involves changes to the legal status between two individuals that will have a natural effect on your estate plan.  Meeting with your estate planning attorney and having that attorney coordinate with your matrimonial attorney can prepare you for the…
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Estate planning is just as vital for the single person as it is for a married couple. For many single clients, choosing who to give certain responsibilities to can be an extra challenge. For older clients, putting together a “team” of friends, family and professionals allows designated individuals to step in and meet their needs in a well-coordinated manner.

Estate planning is just as vital for the single person as it is for a married couple. A comprehensive estate plan details how assets will be distributed upon death and also sets forth a strategy for incapacity. Incapacity can be short term or long term. A complete estate plan often…
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Certain Biden-Harris proposals may, if enacted, have a significant effect on your estate plan. 2020 was a monumental year with many changes and 2021 may bring changes that affect your estate plan. As a presidential candidate, President-Elect Biden put forth two proposals that would most effect estate planning. Should Congress choose to advance these proposals, you should be in a position to understand how it may affect you and what the options are for action.

Certain Biden-Harris proposals may, if enacted, have a significant effect on your estate plan. 2020 was a monumental year with many changes and 2021 may bring changes that affect your estate plan.  There was a political shift in Washington, changes to the New York State Medicaid program, a world-wide pandemic,…
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You can change your Will or Trust at any time, even in the middle of a divorce. However, once a divorce proceeding is commenced, both spouses are restricted from transferring assets or changing the designated beneficiary on retirement accounts. Check out our latest blog to learn how divorce proceedings can affect your estate planning.

You can change your Will or Trust at any time, even in the middle of a divorce. However, once a divorce proceeding is commenced, both spouses are restricted from transferring assets or changing the designated beneficiary on retirement accounts.  This restriction does not extend to the ability to change your…
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