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.
“We are thrilled to have Kyle as a Partner in the firm. His skill, judgment, and devotion to our clients are qualities that help make us a great law firm,” said James D. Vail, Managing Partner.
Gee is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
A member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice group, he concentrates in the core areas of estate planning and wealth transfer, administration of estates and trusts, fiduciary representation and litigation, charitable planning, business succession, family foundations, and taxation.
He also writes and speaks on the potential opportunities and hazards created when traditional estate planning intersects with modern technology, such as electronic wills. Gee’s article, “Beyond Castro’s Tablet Will: Exploring Electronic Will Cases Around the World and Re-Visiting Ohio’s Harmless Error Statute,” was published in the March/April 2016 issue of the Probate Law Journal of Ohio. Gee and fellow Partner, David Lenz, recently presented the topic “Technology Issues for the Estate Planning Practitioner” at the Lorain County, Ohio Bar Association’s Fall 2016 Probate Seminar.
Having begun his career as a law clerk to a Pennsylvania Probate (Orphans’ Court) judge, Gee counsels clients with added litigation and dispute resolution perspectives. He earned his J.D. magna cum laude from The University of Toledo College of Law and his B.A. in Communications, Public Relations emphasis, from Brigham Young University.
Gee joined Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP when his prior firm, Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell, Co., L.P.A., combined with Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond P.L.L. on March 1, 2016, uniting Cleveland’s two oldest law firms.
With more than 25 lawyers licensed in six states, Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP provides its clients with a broad range of services, including business law, real estate, litigation, family law, and taxation. It has one of the largest trusts and estates practice groups in Ohio.
For more information, please visit www.sssb-law.com.
Kyle B. Gee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (216) 535-1001.