Don A. Linzer JD, LLM, CFP®

Don became a shareholder of Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. in 1985, and performs tax consulting for the firm. He has broad expertise in estate and business succession planning, tax planning for closely held corporations and S corporations, compensation planning, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning for emerging technology companies and manufacturers, venture capital and partnership taxation. Don assists in raising equity and venture capital financing for emerging technology companies. 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.

In addition, Don is currently the Chairman of Schneider Downs Corporate Finance, LP and Senior Advisor of Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors, LP.


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

Professional and Community Involvement

Life Member—Board of Trustees—Manchester Bidwell Corporation

Member—Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations

Board of Trustees—National Center for Arts & Technology (NCAT)

Past President, Ellis School Fathers Association; Past Officer and Past Trustee, Ellis School; Past Trustee and Officer, the Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation; Past Treasurer of Manchester Bidwell Corporation; Past Chairman, Allegheny County Government Review Commission

Don A. Linzer JD, LLM, CFP®

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Shareholder Mary Richter has more than 20 years of public accounting experience since joining Schneider Downs in 2002. She has expertise with domestic and international tax planning, state tax nexus, tax credits, accounting for income taxes, and specific transaction planning and implementation.

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