Aanchal Sharma

Aanchal Sharma

Partner

216.696.4200 x1015 or 216.685.3988
asharma@sssb-law.com


Biography

Aanchal Sharma is a Partner at Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP. Her multifaceted practice combines business and commercial litigation with real estate disputes and trust and estate litigation. She regularly handles contract disputes, business tort claims, and commercial real estate disputes.

These practice areas also make her uniquely suited in the more specialized area of trust, estate and probate litigation, often involving corporate or financial institutions as fiduciaries. In this area, she has experience in fiduciary litigation, during which she often assists in the prosecution and defense of clients involved in trust and estate matters. She regularly represents clients involved in actions for breach of fiduciary duty, accounting, Will and trust construction, Will contests, undue influence, fraudulent conveyance, claims against estates, and claims involving guardianship.

In her commercial real estate practice, she often represents financial institutions–including banks, credit unions, publicly traded and government-sponsored enterprises, private lenders, non-profit organizations, loan servicing organizations, mortgage lenders and construction professionals–involved in commercial real estate lending disputes and litigation.

She prides herself on working with clients to find solutions to complex legal problems by examining various dispute resolution options, whether by mediation, arbitration, trial, or settlement. She briefs her clients on all available options, risks, and benefits to ensure that they feel comfortable and in control during legal proceedings.

Ms. Sharma received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, graduating in 2010. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology in 2007 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law J.D. (2010)
  • Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and Sociology, (2007)

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Member, South Asian Bar Association of Ohio
  • Board Member, Asian American Bar Association of Ohio
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)
  • Member, OSBA Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Section Council
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Chair, Judicial Ratings Committee, 2021
  • Member, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel logo

Awards & Honors

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2022 for Practice Areas:
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate Law
    • Real Estate Law

Best Lawyers Badge

  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list: 2019-2020

Ohio Rising Stars, Aanchal Sharma

Community Activities

  • FDCC Ladder Down Cleveland Class of 2020 Participant
  • Commercial Real Estate Women, Inc. of Cleveland (CREW), Foundation Chair
  • Elite Women Around the World, Member

Articles & Presentations

  • What's res judicata Got to Do with it? (EVERYTHING, says the Supreme Court of Ohio), Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Events and Programs, March 2024
  • Ohio Supreme Court Mid-Year Updates 2023, Ohio State Bar Association, June 2023
  • The Omnibus Probate Bill: SB 202, Ohio State Bar Association, April 2023
  • The New Battleground: Ohio Supreme Court Updates 2022, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, April 2023
  • Ohio Supreme Court Updates 2022, Ohio State Bar Association, March 2023
  • Pandemic Continues: Supreme Court of Ohio Marches On, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, May 2022”
  • Bueller…Bueller? No Days Off For Ohio’s Probate Courts: 2021 Case Updates, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, February 2022
  • Moving Forward Facing the Reality of COVID-19, Primerus Paradigm, March 2021
  • Leases, Evictions and More: Landlord-Tenant Law 2021, NBI CLE Webinar, February 2021
  • As Some Districts Defy County Health Guidelines and Proceed with In-Person Learning, They Could Face Legal Challenges, Aanchal Sharma comments on WKYC Channel 3 TV news story, August 2020
  • Common Problem Areas in Probate Litigation, CMBA Litigation Section CLE, April 2017

Areas of Practice

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Awards & Recognition

Aanchal Sharma
Aanchal Sharma
Partner
216.696.4200 x1015 or 216.685.3988
asharma@sssb-law.com

Biography

Aanchal Sharma is a Partner at Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP. Her multifaceted practice combines business and commercial litigation with real estate disputes and trust and estate litigation. She regularly handles contract disputes, business tort claims, and commercial real estate disputes.

These practice areas also make her uniquely suited in the more specialized area of trust, estate and probate litigation, often involving corporate or financial institutions as fiduciaries. In this area, she has experience in fiduciary litigation, during which she often assists in the prosecution and defense of clients involved in trust and estate matters. She regularly represents clients involved in actions for breach of fiduciary duty, accounting, Will and trust construction, Will contests, undue influence, fraudulent conveyance, claims against estates, and claims involving guardianship.

In her commercial real estate practice, she often represents financial institutions–including banks, credit unions, publicly traded and government-sponsored enterprises, private lenders, non-profit organizations, loan servicing organizations, mortgage lenders and construction professionals–involved in commercial real estate lending disputes and litigation.

She prides herself on working with clients to find solutions to complex legal problems by examining various dispute resolution options, whether by mediation, arbitration, trial, or settlement. She briefs her clients on all available options, risks, and benefits to ensure that they feel comfortable and in control during legal proceedings.

Ms. Sharma received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, graduating in 2010. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology in 2007 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Tax Controversies and Litigation
  • Trust, Estate, and Probate Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Trusts & Estates

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law J.D. (2010)
  • Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and Sociology, (2007)

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Member, South Asian Bar Association of Ohio
  • Board Member, Asian American Bar Association of Ohio
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)
  • Member, OSBA Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Section Council
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Chair, Judicial Ratings Committee, 2021
  • Member, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel logo

Aanchal Sharma
Partner
216.696.4200 x1015 or 216.685.3988
asharma@sssb-law.com

Awards & Honors

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2022 for Practice Areas:
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate Law
    • Real Estate Law

Best Lawyers Badge

  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list: 2019-2020

Ohio Rising Stars, Aanchal Sharma

Community Activities

  • FDCC Ladder Down Cleveland Class of 2020 Participant
  • Commercial Real Estate Women, Inc. of Cleveland (CREW), Foundation Chair
  • Elite Women Around the World, Member

Articles & Presentations

  • What's res judicata Got to Do with it? (EVERYTHING, says the Supreme Court of Ohio), Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Events and Programs, March 2024
  • Ohio Supreme Court Mid-Year Updates 2023, Ohio State Bar Association, June 2023
  • The Omnibus Probate Bill: SB 202, Ohio State Bar Association, April 2023
  • The New Battleground: Ohio Supreme Court Updates 2022, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, April 2023
  • Ohio Supreme Court Updates 2022, Ohio State Bar Association, March 2023
  • Pandemic Continues: Supreme Court of Ohio Marches On, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, May 2022”
  • Bueller…Bueller? No Days Off For Ohio’s Probate Courts: 2021 Case Updates, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, February 2022
  • Moving Forward Facing the Reality of COVID-19, Primerus Paradigm, March 2021
  • Leases, Evictions and More: Landlord-Tenant Law 2021, NBI CLE Webinar, February 2021
  • As Some Districts Defy County Health Guidelines and Proceed with In-Person Learning, They Could Face Legal Challenges, Aanchal Sharma comments on WKYC Channel 3 TV news story, August 2020
  • Common Problem Areas in Probate Litigation, CMBA Litigation Section CLE, April 2017