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Hon. Gail Prudenti Selected as a Top Lawyer in Long Island

We're excited to announce that Hon. Gail Prudenti has be recognized by the Long Island Herald as a 2024 Top Lawyer of Long Island award recipient for her excellence in the Trusts and Estates practice area.

April 22, 2024
Hofstra Celebrates Hon. Gail Prudenti Contributions

Congratulations to our partner Gail Prudenti who was honored at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University 5th anniversary of the Pro Se Legal Assistance Program for her work in establishing the program while she was Dean of the law school.

April 22, 2024
2024 Strategies for Long-Term Care Planning in New York

With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, long-term care planning has become an increasingly important issue across the United States, including in New York. As the population ages, more individuals will require long-term care services and supports, highlighting the need for prudent planning to cover future care costs. There have been recent developments in New York on Medicaid eligibility rules and asset protection strategies.

April 16, 2024
What Tax Season Means for a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust

If you're a trustee of a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (MAPT) established by a loved one—such as a parent—you might wonder about the tax implications of this role, especially as Tax Day approaches. It's crucial to understand the nuances of tax reporting for these trusts to ensure compliance and avoid potential penalties.

April 15, 2024
The Early Bird Gets the Medicaid Asset Protection Trust

After working most of your life and finally paying off your mortgage, the last thing you want is to see the assets you’ve accumulated through years of diligence fall into the government’s hands because you required long-term care either at home or in a nursing home. There is a way—a perfectly legal and legitimate way—to shield those assets and protect your children’s inheritance. But there’s no time to lose.

April 12, 2024
Burner Prudenti Law Sponsors TBR News Media Salute to Women Issue

We are honored to celebrate Women's History Month by sponsoring the TBR News Media Salute to Women issue. This special issue celebrates the contributions and achievements of women in business.

March 15, 2024
Guardianship Law, Proceedings, and Requirements

According to multiple published reports, comedian Jay Leno is asking a California court to grant him authority over the financial affairs of his wife Mavis, who is apparently suffering from severe dementia.

March 12, 2024
Civics and Civility

In his first Law Day address, New York’s Chief Judge complained of the steady erosion of civics knowledge, and the resultant decline in civility, warning that, “The Framers knew that the consequence of constitutional ignorance, and being guided by passion rather than reason, was armed mobs.”

March 8, 2024
Estate Tax Misconception

Many believe estate taxes are unavoidable upon death, but this isn't usually the case. In 2024, New York State has an exemption of up to $6,940,000, while the federal government's exemption is $13,610,000. Estates valued below these thresholds are not subject to estate tax.

March 7, 2024
Congratulations to Hon. Gail Prudenti for Being a Long Island Business Influencer

Congratulations to our Partner, Hon. Gail Prudenti, for being named in Long Island Business News' Book of Business Influencers 2024, for the second year in a row!

March 6, 2024
Burner Prudenti Law, P.C. is Proud to Be Voted as Dan’s Best Law Firm of the South Fork

We’re beyond honored to be to selected as the Best Law Firm in Dan’s Papers Best of the Best 2023 list for the fourth year in a row!

March 5, 2024

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Estate planning is all about preparation and ensuring that your assets are distributed in line with your wishes. It’s a comfort knowing your loved ones will be cared for just as you intend. However, life’s unpredictability sometimes throws a curveball. What if a beneficiary becomes disabled after you’ve finalized your estate plan?

September 8, 2023 Read Article

Burner Law Group, P.C. has been serving Suffolk County and the greater New York area for more than 28 years. As a client-first, community-driven boutique trust and estates law firm, we know the value of growth and partnership.

July 21, 2023 Read Article

Estate planning involves careful consideration of various factors to ensure that your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes. One element that can add an extra layer of flexibility and protection to your trust is the inclusion of a Trust Protector.

July 14, 2023 Read Article

Everyone knows the statistics – almost 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. Second and third marriages fail at an even higher rate.

May 15, 2023 Read Article

Mental illness refers to a wide range of conditions that affect an individual’s mood, thinking, and behavior. These conditions can affect a person’s ability to function in daily life and can vary in severity from mild to severe.

April 3, 2023 Read Article

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated families across the United States, leaving countless people grappling with loss, grief, and unanswered questions. If you’re one of the many people who have lost a loved one to COVID-19, you may be wondering if there is any recourse you can take against the nursing home where your loved one lived.

March 24, 2023 Read Article