James R. Bright

Attorney in Cleveland, OH


Jim Bright, a Director and Shareholder of Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell Co., L.P.A., has practiced law since 1976. His practice is focused on probate and trust administration; estate planning for individuals and family groups; estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning; charitable gift planning; income tax planning; and providing counsel to trustees of private foundations on administration, initial formation and tax qualification. Jim has served as President of Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell Co., L.P.A. since 2009.

Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He has served on the Board of Directors/Trustees of many charitable institutions in Cleveland, including The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Play House. He has also been a member of the Princeton University Planned Giving Advisory Committee since 2002. Jim has also served as Honorary Consul for the Duchy of Luxembourg since 1995, and has been a partner in Cleveland Social Venture Partners since 2004.
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Areas of Law

  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Trusts and Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Tax Law and Planning
  • Charitable Planning and Giving

 

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Experience & Credentials

Position

Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1976, Ohio

Law School Attended

Georgetown University
Class of 1976
J.D.

University Attended

Princeton University
Class of 1971
A.B.

Birth Information

Born in 1949
Lima, Ohio, February 2, 1949

Bar Fellowship

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Designated Best Lawyer in America

Contact Information

Phone

216-535-1012

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Office Information
James R. Bright
Partner
 925 Euclid Avenue, Suite 2000,
Cleveland, OH 44115-1496

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