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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Lorain County Bar Association's Fall 2017 Probate Seminar

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.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Lisa Monihan and Colleen Meredith's article, The 'Art' of Inheritance, was published in Crain's Estate Planning Issue

Be sure will and trust address inheritance rights associated with assisted reproductive technology. Has your family been touched by Assisted Reproductive Technology?

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Kyle Gee and David Lenz presented at The Estate Planning Council of Cleveland’s East Side Breakfast event on Wednesday, October 25th

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…

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Kimberly E. Stein and James R. Bright present at The CMBA’s 44th Annual Estate Planning Institute 2017

The most popular Institute of the year, will provide a full day of advanced topics in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Kyle Gee, participated in the first meeting of the Uniform Law Commission’s newly formed Electronic Wills Committee

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.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Aanchal Sharma assisted in hosting this year’s South Asian Bar Association-North America Leadership Retreat

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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Congratulations to Kim Stein who was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland

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.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Jim Gianfagna was elected to the Associate Board for University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

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…

Monday, June 19, 2017

Kyle Gee is named Trustee of the Strongsville Education Foundation

Kyle Gee is named Trustee of the Strongsville Education Foundation. Mr. Gee is honored to support the students, teachers and administrators of the Foundation.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Ryan P. Nowlin elected as Vice President of Membership, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Ryan P. Nowlin elected as Vice President of Membership, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Friday, April 07, 2017

CMBA Litigation Section Breakfast & CLE Presentation

Aanchal Sharma, Ryan Nowlin and Scott Robinson to present at the CMBA Litigation Section Breakfast & CLE Presentation on Wednesday, April 26th.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

M. Elizabeth Monihan and Maryann Fremion Thomas Published in Probate Law Journal of Ohio

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 |…

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.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Kyle B. Gee Becomes Partner at the Law Firm of Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP

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.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Jim Havach presented at the National Business Institute CLE seminar.

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."

Monday, November 21, 2016

Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP is Pleased to Announce that Jamie E. McHenry has Joined the Firm

Jamie E. McHenry is our newest Associate Attorney at Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Probate & Trust Section of the Lorain County Bar Association invited David Lenz and Kyle Gee to present at their Fall 2016 Probate Seminar.

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.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Aanchal Sharma Joins Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP

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…

Monday, August 22, 2016

Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP Welcomes James Gianfagna

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…

Monday, August 08, 2016

Kyle Gee published in the Probate Law Journal of Ohio

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.”

Friday, June 10, 2016

What Employers Should Know About the New Overtime Regulations

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…

Monday, May 02, 2016

Todd Masuda Published in International Magazine

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).

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP

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.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

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.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

IRA Charitable Rollover Made Permanent

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.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond Welcomes Gregory A. Thompson

Greg joined Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond in 2015 as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Chuck Adler is this year's recipient of the CAFSP Financial Service Professional of the Year Award

Chuck Adler is this year's recipient of the CAFSP Financial Service Professional of the Year Award.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Phil Ranney recognized by Case Western Reserve University

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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

David M. Lenz Presented at the 2015 American Law Institute's Annual Estate Planning in Depth Conference in Madison, WI

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.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture elects Joseph P. Gibbons to serve as President of the Board

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has elected Joseph P. Gibbons to serve as President of the Board.

Monday, April 06, 2015

Lawyer of the Year and Best Lawyers Recognition

We are proud to announce that Thomas J. LaFond has been named Lawyer of the Year, Family Law, in Cleveland by his peers.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bright, Cairns, and Young listed in Best Lawyers® 2015

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 …

Awards & Recognition

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