Deidre M. Baker received her J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law and her B.A. in English and History from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She is an associate at Makofsky Law Group, P.C., with offices in Garden City. For over a quarter of a century, the firm’s practice has concentrated in Elder Law, estate planning, guardianships, probate, and estate administration.
Deidre is the Secretary of the Nassau County Brehon Law Society, an organization whose mission is to protect, defend and extend human rights. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Elder Law and Special Needs Section and a member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section. Deidre is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and its Elder Law, Social Services and Health Advocacy Committee, as well as the Queens County Bar Association.
Deidre is a respected writer and has authored numerous articles for legal publication on topics ranging from estate planning (“Long-Term Care Planning with Trusts,” Nassau Lawyer, March 2021, “Life Estate Deeds: Pitfalls and Considerations,” Nassau Lawyer, March 2020) to Medicaid planning (“CDPAP: Medicaid Recipients Can Choose Their Caregivers,” Nassau Lawyer, March 2019) to the importance of attorney collaboration to best serve clients (“Securing Medicaid Benefits for Those With an Immediate Need” Elder and Special Needs Law Journal, Vol.27, Spring 2017).
Deidre concentrates her efforts on guardianship proceedings, asset protection, Medicaid applications, and drafting various estate planning documents for our clients. Deidre is eligible for court appointments pursuant to Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge of the New York State Unified Court System and often serves as Court Evaluator, Counsel for the Guardian, and Guardian Ad Litem.
Deidre is a lively lecturer and has presented to numerous groups on elder law topics.
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