Ellen Makofsky - Secretary

Ellen Makofsky

Ellen G. Makofsky

Ellen G. Makofsky, of Garden City, New York, has been elected secretary of the New York State Bar Association for a third term.

As the founder of Makofsky & Associates, P.C., Makofsky concentrates her practice in elder law, special needs and trusts and estates.

A 29-year member of the State Bar, Makofsky is a member of the House of Delegates and is chair of the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, the Publications Committee and Resolution Committee. 

She was a member-at-large on the Executive Committee for four years. She co-chaired the Committee on Women in the Law, chaired the Elder Law Section and served as secretary of the Senior Lawyers Section.  She is a member of the Trusts and Estates Law Section. Makofsky is a member of the Membership Committee and serves as the chair of the Task Force on Powers of Attorney. She also is a past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, New York Chapter and the Estate Planning Council of Nassau, Inc.

A resident of Manhasset, Makofsky graduated from Boston University and earned her law degree cum laude from Brooklyn Law School.