Judge Gail Prudenti, Former Chief Administrative Judge for the State of New York, Joins the Firm, Expanding Its Trust & Estates Practice
On Wednesday, August 16, 2023, Burner Law Group, P.C. announced that it changed its name to Burner Prudenti Law, P.C. and welcomed new Partner Hon. Gail Prudenti, former Chief Administrative Judge for the State of New York. The hiring and new name reflects the firm’s three partners — Nancy Burner, Britt Burner and Gail Prudenti — and the firm’s continued expansion of its Trust & Estates and Elder Law practices.
“Gail Prudenti is one of New York’s preeminent trust & estates attorneys with decades of experience as a distinguished judge, an outstanding law school dean, and as a trusted attorney,” said Nancy Burner, Founding Partner. “Adding Gail positions Burner Prudenti Law to uniquely serve our clients’ growing needs for elder law and trust & estates expertise.”
Founded in 1995, as Nancy Burner & Associates and later, Burner Law Group, the firm is a wholly women-owned full-service boutique law firm specializing in elder law, estate planning, trusts & estates and real estate. Over the years, the firm has developed a reputation for excellence, compassion and integrity, helping clients with matters involving wills and trusts, wealth management, guardianship, and long-term care.
“In thinking about the next chapter in my career, I wanted an opportunity where I could continue to make a difference in the community and help families solve their legal issues — Burner Prudenti Law provides me with both opportunities,” said Hon. Gail Prudenti, Partner. “I am delighted to be joining such an outstanding team of attorneys and a firm that shares a commitment to providing exceptional legal services, bettering the Long Island and New York community, and putting clients’ needs first.”
“This is an exciting time for the law firm, and we look forward to continuing our mission to help clients plan for their future through valuable and trusted legal services,” added Britt Burner, Partner. “Judge Prudenti’s wealth of legal and administrative knowledge will be invaluable to the firm’s work and the client experience.”
Burner Prudenti Law has offices in East Setauket, Westhampton Beach Manhattan, and East Hampton.
About Hon. Gail Prudenti
Judge Prudenti distinguished herself as a well-respected jurist throughout a judicial career that lasted more than two decades. From 2011-2017, she served as the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York State, the highest-ranking administrative position within the New York State Judiciary. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department in New York State, the first woman to hold that position. From May 2017 to June 2023, Judge Prudenti served as the tenth Dean of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. As Dean, Judge Prudenti spearheaded the law school’s 50th anniversary celebration and Vision 2020 capital campaign, which raised $22 million. During her deanship, Judge Prudenti successfully improved the quality and credentials of the student body; strengthened the law school’s financial standing; launched cutting-edge legal tech and interdisciplinary programs; and helped create the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council at the law school. Learn more about Hon. Gail Prudenti here.
About Burner Prudenti Law, P.C.
Burner Prudenti Law is a women-owned full-service law firm specializing in elder law, estate planning, trusts & estates and real estate. For more than 28 years, the firm has provided trusted and compassionate legal services to the Long Island and greater New York area community with offices in East Setauket, Westhampton Beach Manhattan, and East Hampton. Burner Prudenti Law represents decades of experience in the legal field with attorneys and professionals who are respected pillars of the New York legal profession and the communities in which they live. At Burner Prudenti Law, it is the client that matters most.