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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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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 couple.

August 29, 2022 Read Article

Question: My spouse and I completed our estate planning with an attorney. In our planning, we left our legacy to our adult children. Should they have their own estate planning?

August 3, 2022 Read Article

Surrogate’s Court hears cases involving the affairs of decedents, the probate of wills, and the administration of estates. The Surrogate’s Court also handles certain types of guardianship petitions and adoptions.

August 3, 2022 Read Article