Marsha L. Ruddle CPA

Marsha joined the Firm in 2019 as a tax shareholder after accumulating nearly 25 years of private and public accounting experience.  Prior to joining Schneider Downs, Marsha served 15 years as Vice President of Tax for a large, privately-held real estate developer and spent the 10 prior years with a Big Four public accounting Firm. 

She has specialized expertise with pass-through entities.  Marsha creatively structures partnership formations, including operating agreement review and negotiation; as well as, partnership liquidations, recapitalizations, redemptions, mergers and divisions.  

Specifically in the real estate industry, Marsha’s experience includes property acquisitions and dispositions, like-kind exchanges, involuntary conversions, debt workouts, refinancings, formation and operation of private REITs, cost segregation studies, capital leases, projection proformas, and return analyses.  She is actively involved in the historic property rehabilitation and opportunity zone industry niches.

Education

Masters—Taxation, Capital University Law School
B.S.—Accounting, Franklin University

Professional and Community Involvement

MemberOhio Society of CPAs

MemberAmerican Institute of CPAs

MemberColumbus Commercial Real Estate Women, previous Board member and Finance Committee Chair

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?   
If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working on it.

People would be surprised to know that I… 
Worked full-time in my early twenties while getting two degrees and having two children – all with one VERY understanding and supportive husband

What was your first job?    
County Seat – a denim/clothing store in the mall (my paycheck was spent before I ever received it)

Do you have a “motto”? (spoken or unspoken) 
Everything happens for a reason, find the positive in every situation

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?    
Read, walk/run, chat with family and friends

Do you have advice for young professionals?  
Volunteer for the projects you consider challenging or beyond your ability – then work hard, believe in yourself and grow!

Marsha L. Ruddle CPA

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Shareholder Jason Lumpkin serves as a Practice Unit Leader for SDAdvantage Retirement Solutions. He has more than 17 years of qualified retirement plan experience, primarily serving middle market, closely held businesses. His background includes plan design, documentation reporting, participant education, and ongoing administration for defined contribution plans, including employee stock ownership plans.

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