Ellen G. Makofsky has been elected secretary of the New York State Bar Association. The Sands Point resident is a founding partner of Raskin & Makofsky in Garden City.


Christine Hallahan has joined Mayer CPAs in Syosset as the new tax director. The Floral Park resident was a tax supervisor at Castellano, Korenberg & Co. in Hicksville.


Raymond J. Furey has joined Cronin & Cronin Law Firm in Mineola as senior counsel. The Port Washington resident was the founder and senior partner of Furey, Kerley, Walsh, Matera & Cinquemani in Seaford.

Nicole S. Forchelli has joined Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana in Uniondale as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the area of land use, zoning and municipal law. The Manhattan resident previously served as a trial attorney in the Brooklyn district attorney's office.

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