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Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP
Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Effective January 1, 2019 Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP (SSSB) announces several exciting changes at the firm.  Jim Vail remains Managing Partner and will now be working in partnership with a three-person Executive Committee to lead the firm’s operations.  The following Partners have been elected to serve on the Executive Committee:  James R. Bright, Jennifer A. Savage, and David M. Lenz.  According to Jim Vail, “The addition of the Executive Committee to support the day-to-day management of the firm will go a long way to add depth and breadth to our leadership team and will afford us greater opportunity to continue to deliver excellent client service while growing opportunities for our attorneys and staff.”

Additionally, Aanchal Sharma, has been made a Partner of the firm.  Ms. Sharma joined SSSB in 2016 as an Associate in the Litigation and Real Estate practice areas.  She is frequently recognized for her client service and is instrumental in the ongoing professional development of the firm’s newest Associates.  She is an active member of the legal and business communities, including the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Asian American Bar Association of Ohio, South Asian Bar Association of Ohio, and Commercial Real Estate Women.  She is a valuable member of firm’s Marketing Committee and according to Jim Vail, “…we look forward to Aanchal’s continued contribution to our clients, her colleagues, and to the future success of the firm.”
Nicholas M. Vento is the newest Attorney to join the Litigation practice group.  Mr. Vento focuses his practice in the areas of Business/Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, and Estate and Probate Litigation.  He received his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he served as the Symposium Editor for Cleveland-Marshall’s Journal of Law and Health. Nick earned a B.S.B.A. in Finance from The Ohio State University.
SSSB Partner, Joseph P. Gibbons was appointed by Mayor Eileen Ann Patton to become the City of Fairview Park's new Law Director. He was sworn in on Monday, January 7th with unanimous approval by the City Council. With many years and experience in municipal government, Mr. Gibbons looks forward to engaging with the staff, City Council, and Fairview Park residents in important issues this coming year.


About Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP

Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP is a full-service law firm. With experience dating back to 1867, the firm focuses on delivering excellent client service by providing forward-thinking and creative solutions to complex legal problems. With more than 25 lawyers licensed to practice in five states and Canada, Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP provides its clients with a broad range of services, including business law, family law, litigation, real estate, taxation, trusts and estates.  The firm has one of the largest groups of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Fellows in Ohio. To learn more about the firm please visit


Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.


Judy Bodenhamer

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