Business Advisory Services

PRIMARY CONTACT: Joel Rosenthal CPA, CVA (Pittsburgh)

Schneider Downs Business Advisors leverages our experience and industry expertise to maximize value and minimize risk during acquisitions, litigation, arbitration, corporate reorganization and other major business transactions and transitions.

Using a proven methodology, we have been implementing solutions that streamline and automate processes, provide data visibility, and improve enterprise wide communication for over 20 years. We have worked with organizations both large and small.

As an expert practice unit within the Schneider Downs firm structure, our business advisors are qualified and exclusively dedicated to supporting your business decisions. Our team is comprised of professionals with industry-recognized certifications, including:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Our business advisory services include:

Our team has provided services to clients within a wide range of industries. Areas of specialization include construction, manufacturing and distribution, automotive, energy and resources, engineering, real estate, professional services, technology, and many others.

As a dedicated practice within the structure of Schneider Downs, Business Advisory Services offers experienced, committed advisors with full access to the entire scope of services available through one of the region's largest public accounting and business consulting firms.

Business Advisory Services

Transaction Advisory Services

The Schneider Downs Transaction Advisory Services is committed to assisting clients with critical business decisions

Business Valuation Services

The valuation of any business or asset is a complex task that includes, among other things, detailed financial analyses, a deep understanding of the subject company

Investigative and Forensic Accounting

Forensic accounting is a specialty practice area that applies accounting concepts along with data analysis and auditing techniques

Litigation Support Services

Schneider Downs’ litigation support specialists have the professional credentials and experience you need to assist you with your caseload

Financial Modeling

The Schneider Downs Business Advisory Services team is committed to assisting clients with critical business decisions

Compensation Studies

Schneider Downs partners with management, boards and compensation committees to provide market compensation data to aid in an organization’s compensation setting process

Fraud Mitigation Services

We can provide you with the necessary expertise to evaluate your company’s current fraud mitigation plan and infrastructure

Field Examinations

Based on our broad experience providing services for numerous enterprises, both large and small, across a broad spectrum of industries, we are able to quickly grasp the important financial drivers and collateral issues as they relate to your borrowers

Services for Private Equity Firms

We help private equity firms maximize returns and build value from acquisition through exit. We also assist firms with compliance and accounting and tax regulations germane to your business structure and evolving needs

Other Business Advisory Services

We work with our clients to provide strategic consulting and analysis tailored to meet their individual needs

case studies

 
big problem:
Ransomware attack halted a global manufacturer's operations.
big thinking:
Recover and secure the system – fast – save $1 million in ransom.
 
big problem:
High tax burden for family-owned franchisor.
big thinking:
Comprehensive planning for a 15% tax reduction.

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Map of Pittsburgh Office
Pittsburgh

One PPG Place, Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

contactsd@schneiderdowns.com
p:412.261.3644     f:412.261.4876

Map of Columbus Office
Columbus

65 East State Street, Suite 2000
Columbus, OH 43215

contactsd@schneiderdowns.com
p:614.621.4060     f:614.621.4062

Map of Washington Office
Washington, D.C.

1660 International Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102