Lisa R. Valente is a cum laude graduate of Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She received her B.A. in Politics, Economics and Law with honors from SUNY College at Old Westbury. She is an attorney at Makofsky Law Group, P.C., with offices in Garden City. Prior to becoming an attorney, Lisa worked at the firm as a senior paralegal. With over 20 years of paralegal experience, Lisa has extensive substantive and procedural knowledge in matters concerning Elder Law, Medicaid, asset protection planning, estate planning, guardianships, probate, and estate administration.
Lisa was inducted into the 2020 New York Portuguese-American Women Hall of Fame and serves as a Board member of the New York Portuguese-American Leadership Conference. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Elder Law and Special Needs, Trusts and Estates and Young Lawyers Sections. Lisa is also a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association and the Portuguese American Bar Association
Lisa is a respected writer and was selected as the winner of the 2019 Elder and Special Needs Law Journal Writing Competition which was based on her article titled “Constitutional Challenges to Article 17-A Guardianships.” In addition, Lisa authored an article for the Nassau Lawyer titled “Drafting Estate Planning Documents for Non-English Speaking Clients” (March, 2020).
Lisa is bi-lingual with fluency in both English and Portuguese. She is passionate about providing our clients with the utmost personal and high-quality legal service. Outside the office and court, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and three teenagers.
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