J. Paul Fidler

J. Paul Fidler

Partner

216.696.4200 x1113
jfidler@sssb-law.com


Biography

Paul Fidler joined the firm in 1996 and became a Partner in 2003. His practice emphasizes estate planning and administration; trust administration; income taxation of estates, trusts and individuals; planning for charitable gifts and foundations; and business succession planning.

Paul is a frequent speaker and author on a wide range of estate planning topics. Paul has a particularly strong expertise in qualified retirement plans and IRAs, which often are a client’s most valuable asset. In 2012, while Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section, Paul had the opportunity to coordinate and host the “Hot Topics for Estate Planners” seminar. His presentation at the CMBA Estate Planning Institute entitled, “Spendthrift Provisions: Wouldn’t You Like to be a Spendthrift Too?” was also published in the Probate Law Journal of Ohio.

Paul is an active member of the Broadview Road Church of Christ, where he currently serves as Treasurer, a Trustee, and on various service-oriented committees.

Paul enjoys playing soccer in adult soccer leagues. Paul lives in Olmsted Falls with his wife, Katie, and two children.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Education

  • Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 1996, J.D.
    Order of the Coif with Honors
  • The Pennsylvania State University, 1993, B.S.
    With honors and high distinction

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Former Chairman, Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2011-2012

Awards & Honors

  • Accredited Estate Planner®
  • Best Lawyers® 2016-present
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    • Litigation - Trusts and Estates 
    • Trusts & Estates

Community Activities

  • Member, Treasurer and a Trustee, Broadview Road Church of Christ
  • Board Member, West Haven Foundation (Supporting Organization of Welcome House)
  • Advisory Board, Circle Health Service (Formerly The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland)

Recent Articles & Presentations

Areas of Practice

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Awards & Recognition

J. Paul Fidler
J. Paul Fidler
Partner
216.696.4200 x1113
jfidler@sssb-law.com

Biography

Paul Fidler joined the firm in 1996 and became a Partner in 2003. His practice emphasizes estate planning and administration; trust administration; income taxation of estates, trusts and individuals; planning for charitable gifts and foundations; and business succession planning.

Paul is a frequent speaker and author on a wide range of estate planning topics. Paul has a particularly strong expertise in qualified retirement plans and IRAs, which often are a client’s most valuable asset. In 2012, while Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section, Paul had the opportunity to coordinate and host the “Hot Topics for Estate Planners” seminar. His presentation at the CMBA Estate Planning Institute entitled, “Spendthrift Provisions: Wouldn’t You Like to be a Spendthrift Too?” was also published in the Probate Law Journal of Ohio.

Paul is an active member of the Broadview Road Church of Christ, where he currently serves as Treasurer, a Trustee, and on various service-oriented committees.

Paul enjoys playing soccer in adult soccer leagues. Paul lives in Olmsted Falls with his wife, Katie, and two children.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Areas of Practice

  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Business Law
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Foundations
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Gift, Estate, and GST Tax Planning
  • Income Tax Planning
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Retirement Distribution Planning
  • Taxation
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Trusts and Trust Administration
  • Trust, Estate, and Probate Litigation

Education

  • Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 1996, J.D.
    Order of the Coif with Honors
  • The Pennsylvania State University, 1993, B.S.
    With honors and high distinction

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Former Chairman, Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2011-2012
J. Paul Fidler
Partner
216.696.4200 x1113
jfidler@sssb-law.com

Awards & Honors

  • Accredited Estate Planner®
  • Best Lawyers® 2016-present
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    • Litigation - Trusts and Estates 
    • Trusts & Estates

Community Activities

  • Member, Treasurer and a Trustee, Broadview Road Church of Christ
  • Board Member, West Haven Foundation (Supporting Organization of Welcome House)
  • Advisory Board, Circle Health Service (Formerly The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland)

Recent Articles & Presentations