Britt Burner joined the firm in March 2014. Since that time, she has been the driving force behind our Manhattan office. Immediately after taking the bar, Britt started working at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in Manhattan as a litigation associate and then became an Assistant District Attorney in the Sex Crimes Bureau at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Britt then went on to be an associate at a Manhattan firm focusing 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 her sixth 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.
Britt is the immediate past-Chair of the New York City Bar Association Committee on the Legal Problems of the Aging. She is he Treasurer of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Section. 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 educational 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 Westhampton and Downtown Brooklyn.