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Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has elected Joseph P. Gibbons to serve as President of the Board.  Mr. Gibbons was reappointed to CAC’s Board of Trustees by County Executive Armond Budish and confirmed by Cuyahoga County Council on March 24 to serve a three-year term ending March 31, 2018.  Mr. Gibbons has served on CAC’s Board of Trustees since his appointment in March 2014.

Mr. Gibbons joined the firm in May 2005 and became a partner in January 2006. Prior to joining the firm, Joe spent the majority of his career with McGinty, Gibbons, Hilow & Spellacy Co., LPA and Carney & Broadbent, both located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Over the years, Joe represented a variety of individuals, businesses, institutions and governmental entities. Joe’s primary practice areas include counseling closely-held businesses, real estate, estate and business succession planning, estate planning, estate and trust administration, and related litigation.


At Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond P.L.L. the firm offers thoughtful, practical solutions to the complex problems facing their clients. Established in 1895, Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond is one of Cleveland’s oldest law firms. SSRL not only applies the technical expertise their clients require, but also provide excellent, personal, and timely service to their clients.

SSRL is a general civil practice firm. The firm’s primary areas of practice are business law, business succession planning, estate planning, estate and trust administration, charitable planning, family law, employment law, litigation, real estate, taxation and health care law.

Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond, P.L.L. is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.