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Nancy Burner

About Nancy Burner

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Nancy Burner, Esq. CELA is an Elder Law Advocate, Founder and Managing Partner of Nancy Burner & Associates P.C. who has been practicing law since 1988.  


She is a member of the Elder Law and Trust and Estates sections of the New York State Bar Association; the Suffolk County Bar Association; and the Real Property, Trust and Probate Committee of the American Bar Association.  Nancy is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, and accredited by the American Bar Association. 


In 2002 Nancy was appointed to The New York Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection and currently serves as Vice-Chair. The Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection is a 7 member state administered agency created in 1981 to protect legal consumers from dishonest conduct in the practice of law.  


Recognized as a leader in Elder Law by both her peers and her clients, she has received the highest professional rating from Martindale Hubbell based on confidential peer reviews; since 2007 has been repeatedly nominated to Super Lawyers; and carries a 10+ superb rating on AVVO.


Nancy frequently lectures on the legislative changes, financial implications, and governmental benefits affecting the elderly and special needs population.  In addition, she sits on the Legal Advisory Board of the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center of Long Island, and is a staunch advocate of increased support for research and services for those touched by this disease.  


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 in 1988.  In 2011, Nancy returned to her alma mater as an Adjunct Professor, where she created and teaches their first law school course in Elder Law.  She also teaches Elder Law at Touro Law.



Nancy continues to grow her practice with offices in Manhattan, Setauket, and Westhampton Beach.  She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.




*The National Elder Law Foundation ifs not affiliated with any governmental authority. Certification is not a requirement for practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.



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