Ellen G. Makofsky

Makofsky Law Group, P.C.
Garden City New York 11530

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Makofsky Law Group, P.C.
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600 Old Country Road
Garden City, New York, 11530
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About Ellen G. Makofsky

Five times selected to the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers list for the New York metro area, Ellen G. Makofsky is the Founding Partner of Makofsky Law Group, P.C. successor firm toÿ Makofsky & Associates, P.C. and Raskin & Makofsky, LLP. ÿMs. Makofsky has concentrated her practice in Elder Law and Trusts and Estates and Probate and Estate Administration for nearly three decades.ÿ The National Elder Law Foundation has named her a certified elder law attorney (CELA).

Ms. Makofsky is a past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, New York Chapter and served 3 terms as Secretary of the New York Bar Association (NYSBA), the largest voluntary Bar in the United States. ÿ She served as Chair of NYSBA's Committee on Legal Education and as Co-Chair of NYSBA's Women in the Law Committee and as Chair of the Working Group to amend the Power of Attorney statute.ÿÿMs. Makofsky has served as a member of the Executive Committee of NYSBA for three terms ÿand served as Chair of NYSBA's ÿElder Law Section.ÿ She is currently sits on the Board of The New York Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the New York Bar Association.ÿ Ms. Makofsky ÿis a past president of the Estate Planning Council of Nassau County, served as a Chair of the Long Island Alzheimers' Foundation Legal Advisory Board and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and a member of the Elder Law, Social Services and Health Advisory Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. ÿShe is also one of the founders of the Senior Umbrella Network of Queens and ÿfounder of the Sun Council, Inc. She is past president of the Nassau chapter of the Gerontology Professionals of Long Island and the Senior Umbrella Network of Nassau. ÿ

Ms. Makofsky graduated cum laude from ÿBrooklyn Law School. She is the recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association.ÿ In 2017 Ms. Makofskyÿ received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Law from Long Island Business News. In 2016 Ms. Makofsky was honored by The Maurice A. Deane School of Law Center for Children, Families and the Law as an Outstanding Woman in the Law. Long Island Business Newsÿ named her a Top 50 Woman in 2014.ÿ In 2010, the 7th Senatorial District of New York State named her a Woman of Distinction. In 2009, she received an award from the NYSBA Elder Law Section for her work in furtherance of the rights of the elderly and the disabled.

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