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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The Firm's history of success is due to our lasting relationships with clients. Get to know our attorneys by clicking below.

James D. Vail 
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Members of Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell’s Trusts & Estates Department present, "Modern Estate Planning: Digital Assets, Electronic Wills, and More"

This course will address Estate Planning in a time where assets are often digital and wills are drawn up electronically.

Monday, February 13, 2017

David Lenz's article entitled, "Is the Cloud Finally Lifting? Planning for Digital Assets"

David Lenz's article entitled, "Is the Cloud Finally Lifting? Planning for Digital Assets," was published in the American Law Institute (ALI) CLE's Estate Planning Course Materials Journal.

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