Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP is a full-service law firm. With experience dating back to 1867, we focus on delivering excellent client service by providing forward-thinking, creative solutions to complex legal problems.
We counsel our business clients on all aspects of the formation, structuring, financing and operation of their companies. We assist them in acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, and succession planning. Our lawyers regularly work on the tax, employment, contracting and intellectual property issues that confront our clients.
At Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP, you will find legal professionals who represent individuals experiencing personal and family challenges in their lives. We counsel and advocate for clients seeking a termination of their marriage, as well as those who wish to enforce or modify the terms of their divorce decree.
We represent our clients in many different types of litigation, from complex business litigation, to discrimination claims, to contract disputes. Our lawyers have tried cases in state and federal court, and prosecuted appeals in state and federal court, including the U.S. Supreme Court. We also have extensive experience in arbitrations and mediations.
The lawyers of Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP service a wide range of clients in a variety of diverse real estate matters. We represent owners, developers, landlords, tenants, lenders, and borrowers in acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, financing, and management of real property.
The Taxation practice at SSSB consists of counseling and advising clients on the tax aspects of structuring business ventures, estate planning, charitable organizations and contributions, as well as representing clients in controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the United States Tax Court and the Ohio Department of Taxation.
Our attorneys have experience serving in many different roles relating to trusts. For many clients, we advise and draft trust documents and aid them in the proper administration of their trusts. Other times, we serve as counsel to individual or corporate trustees, or trust beneficiaries.
“Earning the Top Workplaces recognition for a second year in a row demonstrates our commitment to each other and is a source of great pride and enthusiasm in a year that was shrouded in uncertainty. This award, and the culture it represents, has driven richer dialogue among our team members as they challenge themselves to be engaged participants, offering insights and ideas to enhance the future success of the firm.”
David M. Lenz - Managing Partner
For the third year in a row, Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP has been recognized as a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer. The list is based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administere…
It is with a heavy heart that we share this news with you. Our friend and former colleague, J. Donald Cairns passed away on June 15, 2022. A memorial service will be held on July 22 at 11 AM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Bo…