The International Society of Primerus Law Firms


Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus). The firm has been a member since 2005.

Primerus is a society of top-rated, independent, small to medium size law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. As one of the most respected law firm societies, Primerus has become the size of some of the world’s largest law firms. Primerus is growing at an unprecedented pace, and is expanding throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. With thousands of lawyers in the society, Primerus members, collectively, offer the breadth of expertise and jurisdictional coverage that only the world’s largest law firms can offer to their clients, but at more reasonable rates. Law firms in the U.S. and Canada must be AV-rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service.

For firms outside of North America, consideration is given to respected resources, such as, Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA, and IFLR 1000. Additionally, once approved for membership, every Primerus firm is audited, annually, to ensure that the legal services they continue to provide to clients are of a consistent high quality, year after year. Each member is committed to the following standards: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility and Community Service.

“Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell is proud to be a longstanding member of Primerus.  Our connection to this incredible network of highly skilled and like-minded law firms throughout our country and across the globe allows us to maintain the small-firm atmosphere and service that our clients appreciate while offering the international reach of the major law firms.  Whether a business client is starting a new international venture, or a planning client needs assistance acquiring a vacation home in another state, we are easily able to put them in touch with the best lawyers for the project.  Membership in Primerus also gives us an ability to share ideas with similar firms from other markets who are not our direct competitors, helping us to bring innovation and excellence to the clients we serve.”
 – David M. Lenz, Managing Partner, Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP

As a member of the Primerus Business Law Institute we help with issues related to Business Law, Family Law, Litigation, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, and more.

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