John M. Slivka

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Mr. Slivka, an attorney and a certified public accountant, has a practice that consists in large part of providing advice with regard to tax, business, and succession planning and consulting primarily for privately-owned businesses and their owners. Since he was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1981, he has handled matters dealing with mergers and acquisitions, C and S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, passive activities, ownership succession, estate/gift issues, other individual tax matters, IRS/state tax examinations and numerous other business and tax matters.

Mr. Slivka joined Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell Co., L.P.A. in 1990. Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell Co., L.P.A. became Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP in 2016, as two of the oldest and most established law firms in Cleveland combined. Prior to joining the firm in 1990, Mr. Slivka was a senior tax manager in the Cleveland Entrepreneurial Services Department of Ernst & Young where he directed the activities of a seven-person tax department delivering services to privately-owned businesses. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Taxation
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Partnership Law
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Limited Liability Companies

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(216) 696-4200 ext. 1062  Phone
(216) 696-7303  Fax
University Attended:
Cleveland State University, B.B.A., 1975
Law School Attended:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981, Ohio
Birth Information:
Cleveland, Ohio, January 25, 1953
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

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