Met with Ellen Makofsky to see if she would handle a family members estate who had passed away. It was initial meeting - and she basically sat there for 1.5 hours typing (with one finger) everything we were saying. Getting frustrated at watching her type, she then told me what my family member's estate was worth which was ridiculous as we already knew this and did not discuss the important aspects of settling the estate. She charged us over $650 for the meeting and insisted on payment at the end of the meeting (initial consultation). Felt it was a complete waste of time - obviously did not use her - and insulting that she charged for this initial consultation whereas other attorneys meet with the potential client (gratis) to review the case first. Would never recommend.
Posted by a Wills client
She has gotten to the age of irritablity, Very Knowledgeable about Estate law, but is getting alittle sloppy. I would have reccomended her highly, but doesnt realise conflict of interests only works for benefit of one client because of friendship.Puts everyone in an estate plan an a trustee postion even if they had $100 to their name. I can say worse but I will not go to her level. Do not recommend her. Maybe if she took on less clients and cared for the few. She'd be herself again. But I think she taking mass production before retiring.