Ellen G. Makofsky, Attorney


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Estate Administration, Gift Taxation, Elder Law, Disability, General Practice, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Medicare & Medicaid, Health Care, Power of Attorney


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Ellen G. Makofsky is a cum laude graduate of Brooklyn Law School. She is a partner in the law firm of Raskin & Makofsky with offices in Garden City, New York. The firm's practice concentrates in elder law, estate planning, guardianships and estate administration.

Ellen G. Makofsky was selected as a 2009 SuperLawyer. Ms. Makofsky was recently elected to the position of At-Large member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association ("NYSBA") and serves on the Association's Membership Committee. She is the Past Chair of the NYSBA, Elder Law Section. She is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney ("CELA"). Ms. Makofsky serves as Treasurer of the Estate Planning Council of Nassau County, Inc. She is a member of the NYSBA's Trusts and Estates Law Section. Ms. Makofsky is a member of Nassau County Bar Association, Elder Law, Social Services and Health Advisory Committee and the Surrogate's Court Trusts and Estates Committee. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. ("NAELA") and the American Bar Association.

Ms. Makofsky is one of the founders of the Senior Umbrella Network of Queens and is a past chair of the organization. She is former co-chair of the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation ("LIAF") Legal Advisory Board and is past president of the Gerontology Professionals of Long Island, Nassau Chapter. She is a former co-chair of the Senior Umbrella Network of Nassau. Ms. Makofsky has served as a Trustee of Landmark on Main Street and as a member of the board of the Community Chest of Port Washington both groups being community-based organizations in Port Washington, NY.

Ms. Makofsky writes on Elder Law and trust and estate topics frequently. She is the author of the Advance Directive News Column which appears in a quarterly publication of the New York State Bar Association entitled Elder Law Attorney.

Ms. Makofsky recently received the 2009 award from the NYSBA Elder Law Section for her efforts in furtherance of the rights of the elderly and person with disabilities. In the past several years, Ms. Makofsky was also honored by the Long Island Alzheimer's Association; The Visiting Nurse Association of Long Island; and The Nassau County Bar Association for the services she has provided to the elderly. Ms. Makofsky has appeared on the radio and television and is a frequent guest lecturer and workshop leader for professional and community groups.

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Ellen G. Makofsky
600 Old Country Road
Suite 444
Garden City, NY 11530
40.727166,-73.63508

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