Ellen Garwin Makofsky

Ellen Garwin Makofsky

Makofsky Law Group, P.C.
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • New York
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Ellen Makofsky has concentrated her practice in Elder Law and Trusts and Estates and Probate and Estate Administration for over three decades. 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 completed a third term as Secretary of the New York Bar Association (NYSBA), the largest voluntary Bar in the United States. She served as Chair of NYSBA's Committee on Legal Education and as Co-Chair of NYSBA's Women in the Law Committee and is Chair of the Working Group to amend the Power of Attorney statute. Ms.Makofsky has served as a member of the Executive Committee of NYSBA for three terms and served as Chair of NYSBA's Elder Law Section. Ms. Makofsky is 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. She is also one of the founders of the Senior Umbrella Network of Queens and founder 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.
Ms. Makofsky graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School. In 2009, she is a recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award
from the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the NYSBA.
The 7th Senatorial District of New York State named her a Woman of Distinction. Long Island Business News named her a Top 50 Woman in 2014. 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. In 2017 Ms. Makofsky received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Law from Long Island Business News

Practice Areas
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Makofsky Law Group, P.C.
- Current
Managing Partner
Raskin & Makofsky
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Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (1985) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2052850
- Current
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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Contact & Map
Garden City, NY, USA
Telephone: (516) 228-6522
Makofsky Law Group, P.C.
600 Old Country Rd. Ste 444
Garden City, NY 11530
Telephone: (516) 228-6522
Fax: (516) 228-6525
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