Nadine is our knowledgeable and friendly paralegal who has been with our team for over eighteen years. She handles the preparation of various legal documents in the office in the areas of probate and estate administration. Nadine is cheerful and enjoys assisting our clients. In addition, Nadine helps manage our office and keeps it running smoothly.
While Nadine enjoys her work, she is happy to go home to her husband and three children, Sofia, Steven and Andre.
Patricia (“Pat”) Muller is our personable and efficient bookkeeper and legal assistant. Among other things, Pat assists with the preparation of estate and trust accountings and seeing that our estates and trusts are settled in a timely fashion. Pat has over 35 years of office experience and comes from a strong background in the insurance field as a Property & Casualty Broker and as the manager of an insurance agency. Before joining our team, Pat used her office skills while working in an assisted living community. These experiences strengthened her acute attention to detail and her organizational and interpersonal skills.
Pat is married with 2 sons and a daughter (in-law). Pat recently became a grandmother (Mimi) to a beautiful little girl. She enjoys sailing with her family, traveling and reading. A favorite pastime is puzzling with friends.
Angela Goncalves is our efficient billing clerk and administrative assistant. Angela helps with the daily tasks around the office and has been with the firm since her high school days. Among other things, she uses her creative abilities in developing The Makofsky Minute, the firm’s blog, and other promotional content for Makofsky Law Group, P.C. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Farmingdale State College.
Angela enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her kitten, Tikki. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with a good book and a cup of coffee.
Kristina (“Kris”) Hollywood is our very personable administrative assistant and client intake specialist who makes sure that our clients feel welcome both when they arrive at our office or when she is speaking with them on the phone. She also assists the attorneys in the office by making sure that documents are timely and properly prepared.
Kris received her BA in Psychology from C.W. Post – Long Island University. She has over 12 years of office experience and has a strong background in social services and human resources administration. Before joining our team, Kris spent many years as an active parent in her daughters’ school and extracurricular activities. These experiences strengthened her acute attention to detail, and her organizational and interpersonal skills.
Kris and her husband are the proud parents of twin daughters who just started college. She enjoys spending time with her family, taking care of her pets, reading, listening to music, writing and cooking.
Fiona Castro is our kind and helpful legal assistant. Among other things, Fiona helps with the preparation and filing of deeds in the office. Fiona graduated from St. John’s University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. During her time in college, Fiona was a member of Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honors Society and Public Relations Student Society of America. Fiona is currently enrolled in the Paralegal Certificate program at Nassau Community College and is expected to complete the program in December, 2021.
In her free time, Fiona enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and going to the beach.
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LOCATED IN GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK, MAKOFSKY LAW GROUP, P.C. (formerly Makofsky & Associates, P.C. formerly Raskin & Makofsky, LLP) HAS SERVED CLIENTS IN AREAS INCLUDING LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY, MANHATTAN, QUEENS, BROOKLYN, BRONX, WHITE PLAINS, MINEOLA, HEMPSTEAD, LEVITTOWN, MASSAPEQUA, BETHPAGE, SYOSSET, OYSTER BAY, GLEN COVE, PORT WASHINGTON, MANHASSET, GREAT NECK, WOODMERE, VALLEY STREAM, ELMONT, FLORAL PARK, FLUSHING, KEW GARDENS AND FOREST HILLS, NEW HYDE PARK, EAST MEADOW, PLAINVIEW, Merrick, Westbury, Long Beach, Oceanside, Franklin Square, Huntington and Rockville Centre.
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