Don A. Linzer

Don A. Linzer

Chairman, Schneider Downs Corporate Finance, LP

[email protected] | (412) 697-5222

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.

Memberships and Associations

  • 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


  • FINRA Series 7
  • FINRA Series 24
  • FINRA Series 66 


  • 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

About Schneider Downs Corporate Finance

Schneider Downs Corporate Finance is a leading, full-service investment banking, corporate finance and strategic advisory firm serving the needs of mid-market and small companies. With close to 100 combined years of financial transaction and executive management experience across a broad spectrum of industries and client situations, our focus is to provide premier advisory services in the areas of company sales and divestitures, acquisitions, fund-raising and strategic advisory.

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


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