The purpose of the award is to recognize David’s substantial impact on the estate planning community locally, statewide, and nationally.
The Charitable Tax Seminar, organized by the Federation’s Professional Advisory Council, is designed for attorneys, accountants, and financial and insurance professionals who advise their clients on estate planning, tax, and charitable issu…
Rising to the Top. Some of the most influential leaders at Northeast Ohio´s law firms -- and in the legal community in general -- are women.
These days, much of our business and personal lives are conducted electronically, bringing a whole new category of assets into the estate planning process....
We have the need to fill two associate positions in our trusts and estates practice in our law firm. Learn more...
In the Spring issue, Kyle’s article titled: Paper and Pen No Longer Required: Electronic Wills and Recent Legislative Activity...
Gee’s article is titled, The “Electronic Wills” Revolution: An overview of Nevada’s New Statute, The Uniform Law Commission’s Work, and Other Recent Developments.
This special event will be held on March 10, 2018 at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Courtroom and is co-sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association (CMLAA) and the Cleveland Clinic Allied Partners in Philanthropy…
On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Kimberly Stein presented a tax update at the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland Westside Breakfast...
James D. Vail and James M. Gianfagna authored an article, "Making earnouts work," in the Crain’s Cleveland Business ACG Cleveland Corporate Growth & M&A issue.
Kyle B. Gee and David M. Lenz will be speaking on the topic of...
We are delighted to have Kim as our newest partner. She is a valuable contributor to the firm's Trusts & Estates and Taxation departments.
Kyle B. Gee, is featured as the December 2017 Attorney of the Month in Attorney at Law Magazine.
Tax Reform Becomes Law - On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed H.R. 1, enacting a sweeping tax reform bill into law. In light of the many changes going into effect on January 1, 2018, taxpayers should consider, with their advisors...…
As we start the New Year we would like to take the opportunity to congratulate our attorneys who have been named to the 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list.
On November 28, 2017, Jim Havach presented at the National Business Institute (NBI) seminar on Negotiating Indemnification, Reps, Warranties and More in Business Contracts.
Gregory A. Thompson speaking engagements in November and participation in one of the country's premier mock trial tournaments.
On November 9, 2017 Ryan Nowlin, Scott Robinson, Aanchal Sharma, and Greg Thompson presented, "Common Problem Areas in Probate Litigation," at the Lorain County Bar Association's Fall 2017 Probate Seminar.
Be sure will and trust address inheritance rights associated with assisted reproductive technology. Has your family been touched by Assisted Reproductive Technology?
Their interactive presentation – Digital Assets and Electronic Wills: Tomorrow’s Estate Planning Is Here Today, used hypotheticals to illustrate how new technologies are presenting challenges to the traditional paper-based trusts and estate…
The most popular Institute of the year, will provide a full day of advanced topics in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law.
Partner, Kyle Gee, participated in the first meeting of the Uniform Law Commission’s newly formed Electronic Wills Committee, held in Philadelphia on October 13-14, 2017.
Congratulations to Aanchal Sharma who successfully assisted in hosting this year’s South Asian Bar Association-North America Leadership Retreat on September 23, 2017 in our very own Cleveland, Ohio.
Congratulations to Kim Stein who was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland. She will be serving this highly-regarded organization throughout the 2017-2018 term.
We are proud to share that Jim Gianfagna was elected to the Associate Board for University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation. The attorneys at Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell appreciate Jim's commitment to UH and to our communi…
Kyle Gee is named Trustee of the Strongsville Education Foundation. Mr. Gee is honored to support the students, teachers and administrators of the Foundation.
Ryan P. Nowlin elected as Vice President of Membership, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Aanchal Sharma, Ryan Nowlin and Scott Robinson to present at the CMBA Litigation Section Breakfast & CLE Presentation on Wednesday, April 26th.
M. Elizabeth Monihan and Maryann Fremion Thomas co-authored an article entitled, "Increase in Value and Number of Vehicles Which May be Selected By Surviving Spouse. Their article was published in Probate Law Journal of Ohio, Volume 27 |…
This course will address Estate Planning in a time where assets are often digital and wills are drawn up electronically.
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.
Cleveland, Ohio, January 1, 2017 - Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP is pleased to announce Kyle B. Gee has become a Partner in the firm, effective January 1, 2017.
Jim Havach recently presented on all aspects of deeds at the National Business Institute (NBI) CLE seminar entitled, "Handling Real Estate Transactions from Start to Finish."
Jamie E. McHenry is our newest Associate Attorney at Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP.
The Probate & Trust Section of the Lorain County Bar Association invited David Lenz and Kyle Gee to present their program, Technology Issues for the Estate Planning Practitioner, at their Fall 2016 Probate Seminar.
Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP is pleased to announce Aanchal Sharma has joined the firm’s litigation practice group as an Associate Attorney. She practices in the areas of business/commercial litigation, business law, and real estate law…
Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP (SSSB) is pleased to announce that James Gianfagna has joined the firm’s Business practice group as an Associate Attorney. Gianfagna concentrates his practice in the areas of, Commercial Contracting, Corpora…
Kyle Gee was published in the Probate Law Journal of Ohio. Gee’s article is titled “Beyond Castro’s Tablet Will: Exploring Electronic Will Cases Around the World and Re-Visiting Ohio’s Harmless Error Statute.”
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…
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).
We are pleased to announce that Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond PLL and Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell Co., L.P.A. will combine our practices, effective March 1, 2016.
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.
On December 18th, 2015, the President signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) act, which includes a permanent extension of expired tax provisions retroactive to January 1, 2015.
Greg joined Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond in 2015 as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group.
Chuck Adler is this year's recipient of the CAFSP Financial Service Professional of the Year Award.
It is with great pride that we celebrate the accomplishments of Phillip A. Ranney, our Partner, and Trustee of the Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust.
David M. Lenz was among the country's top legal practitioners who presented at the 2015 American Law Institute’s Annual Estate Planning in Depth Conference in Madison, WI.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has elected Joseph P. Gibbons to serve as President of the Board.
We are proud to announce that Thomas J. LaFond has been named Lawyer of the Year, Family Law, in Cleveland by his peers.
Spieth Bell Attorneys Jim Bright, Don Cairns, and Tal Young are listed as Best Lawyers® in America (2015). Best Lawyers® selects attorneys for its list as a result of peer-review surveys. Jim Bright has been included since 2006. Don Cairns…