Nicole has been with Smoker Gard Associates LLC full time since 2014. Nicole is a graduate from Temple University with a B.B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Economics, and Pace University School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree. Nicole is the daughter of Attorney Nick Gard, and spent much of her early life shadowing her father and interning at Smoker Gard Associates LLP. learning the ropes of the legal system.
During her professional collegiate career at Pace Law School, Nicole was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board and participated in mock trial and mock arbitration competitions. She volunteered in the Divorce Project helping low income individuals obtain divorces. Additionally, she interned for a Judge in the Westchester County, NY Family Law Circuit and worked for a New York City attorney in the area of Landlord Tenant Litigation.
Upon completing law school, Nicole returned to Lancaster County to join her father’s practice. Nicole works primarily in the areas of Real Estate Law, Business Law and Estate Planning Law. Additionally, Nicole manages the firm’s in-house title company Professional Settlements of PA LLC.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time at the barn with her horses where she is an avid equestrian showing on the show jumping circuit.