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Nicole Hurley

Nicole R. Hurley


With nearly 10 years of estate planning experience, Nicole designs, drafts, and implements comprehensive estate plans that help her clients incorporate tax efficiencies, ensure proper distribution of assets and transfer of wealth, and avoid probate issues.

Nicole joined the firm in April 2019 after wanting to provide clients with personal, thoughtful and well-rounded legal services that extend beyond basic estate and trust planning.

With nearly 10 years of estate planning experience, Nicole’s work includes planning for high-net-worth clients by incorporating tax efficiencies, ensuring proper distribution of assets and transfer of wealth, avoiding probate issues, traditional estate and trust planning, and assisting individuals with various types of asset protection, including Medicaid Asset Protection Planning and Supplemental Needs Planning. She also handles all aspects of estate and trust administration and prepares estate and gift tax returns.

Nicole’s deep background in trusts and estates laws also includes 17-A and Article 81 guardianship proceedings.

Nicole first became interested in estate and trust planning while interning after her first year of law school with a cross-border law firm located in London, England. After her experience there, she went on to write her Note and Comment on international inheritance rights, for which she received a Pinnacle Achievement Award.

Prior to joining Smith Legacy Law, Nicole was an attorney with estate planning firms in Albany and New York City and with a litigation firm in Orange County, New York.

Nicole earned her B.S. in Communication Studies – Public Relations from James Madison University and her J.D. with a certificate in Estate Planning from Syracuse University College of Law.

Nicole currently lives in Hartsdale, New York with her husband, their daughter, and their two larger-than-life dogs.



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Meet Nicole R. Hurley


J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
B.S., James Madison University
Estate Planning Certificate, Syracuse University College of Law

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State of New York

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