Two of the Best Combine

On March 1st, 2016 two century-old law firms combined to form Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP. The new firm brings together Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond PLL and Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell Co., L.P.A., which are two of Cleveland’s oldest and most well-regarded law firms. Both firms were founded in the mid-1800's and we are proud of our histories and longevity of providing forward-thinking and creative solutions to clients.

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James D. Vail 
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Recent News

Friday, June 10, 2016

What Employers Should Know About the New Overtime Regulations

Todd Masuda discusses The Department of Labor's recently updated regulations on overtime exempt status, a change employment lawyers have been anticipating for many months. The change was announced on May 18th, and the new regulations become…

Monday, May 02, 2016

Todd Masuda Published in International Magazine

Todd Masuda's article entitled, "Thirteen Ways to Look at Indemnification," was recently published in "Paradigm," a Primerus Magazine (an International Society of Primerus Law Firms).

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