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Elizabethtown Law Firm Plans Merger With Lancaster Firm

The attorneys and staff of Elizabethtown-based law firm Gingrich, Smith, Klingensmith & Dolan are to join Lancaster-based law firm Nikolaus & Hohenadel LLP effective Jan. 1.

Although GSK&D is merging into Nikolaus & Hohenadel, attorneys John M. Smith, Kevin D. Dolan, Jeffrey S. Shank and Julie M. Cooper, and their support staff will continue to work from their Elizabethtown office.

“The complexities of today’s laws demand a high level of expertise in many different areas of the law. Because it continues to be a priority for us to meet the growing needs of our clients, it is important for our firm to strengthen and expand our areas of practice. Joining Nikolaus & Hohenadel is a tremendously exciting opportunity for us, our staff and all our clients,” said Dolan, a partner at GSK&D.

With this addition, Nikolaus & Hohenadel will grow to a firm of 25 attorneys and 34 staff with offices located in Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Columbia and Strasburg.

“We know the attorneys at GSK&D to be highly skilled and reputable, and their practice strengths and geographic region are highly complementary to our strategic goals. Most importantly, we hold similar values, philosophies and a shared dedication to deliver highquality legal services,” said Donald Nikolaus, partner at Nikolaus & Hohenadel.

The practice areas of the new combined firm of Nikolaus & Hohenadel, LLP will include real estate; personal injury; workers compensation; municipal law; zoning and land use planning; wills, trusts and estates; business practice; tax law; family law; elder law; bankruptcy and creditors/debtors; social security; civil and commercial litigation; affordable housing; and intellectual property.

Gingrich, Smith, Klingensmith & Dolan has been operating in Elizabethtown since 1952. Nikolaus & Hohenadel began as a two-person partnership between Donald Nikolaus and Jack Hohenadel in 1972.

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