Don A. Linzer

Chairman, Schneider Downs Corporate Finance, LP

CONTACT: - (412) 697-5222

Don A. Linzer, Schneider Downs Corporate Finance, LP

Don has been a shareholder of Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. since 1985. He performs mergers and acquisitions consulting with Schneider Downs Corporate Finance, LP. His transaction experience includes sale assignments, buy assignments, management buyouts and private offerings of debt and equity securities. In addition to his merger and acquisition responsibilities, Don is a tax advisory services shareholder at the firm. His expertise is in the deal structuring phase of a transaction, ensuring that clients receive the greatest after-tax value for their deal. Additionally, Don has expertise in the areas of estate and business succession planning, tax planning for emerging technology companies and manufacturers, real estate and partnership taxation.

A frequent contributor to business and tax publications, Don has served as keynote speaker for many organizations, including the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the SMC Business Councils

Don is Senior Advisor with Schneider Downs’ Specialty Tax Group and Senior Advisor of Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors, LP.

  • Life Member—Board of Trustees—Manchester Bidwell Corporation
  • Board Member—National Center for Arts & Technology (NCAT)
  • Board Advisor—Classrooms Without Borders
  • Past President, Ellis School Fathers Association; Past Officer and Past Trustee, Ellis School; Past Officer and Past Trustee, The Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation; Past Treasurer of Manchester Bidwell Corporation; Past Chairman, Allegheny County Government Review Commission; Past Board Member, Allegheny Regional Asset District Board

Master of Laws—Taxation, George Washington University National Law Center
J.D.—Nova University Centre for the Study of Law; Law Review
B.A.—University of Pittsburgh

  • FINRA Series 7, Series 24 and Series 66 Securities Licenses

Schneider Downs Corporate Finance, LP is a registered broker/dealer.


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