Schneider Downs Meridian, LP

PRIMARY CONTACTS: Michael Von Lehman CTP , Joel Rosenthal CPA, CVA(Pittsburgh)

Schneider Downs Meridian was created to provide clients with award-winning consulting services in the areas of management consulting, corporate restructuring and debt financing. Additionally, our experience includes having acted in the capacity of Court-appointed Receiver, Examiner and Trustee.

Our clients range from closely-held businesses to large publicly-traded corporations across the country, but typically are middle-market businesses with sales between $10 million and $500 million. They encompass a wide range of industries including manufacturing, transportation, distribution, and service.

The foundation of Schneider Downs Meridian's success is a constant attention to detail, a focused approach to solving the problems of our clients, a commitment to results, and the ability to pull from our depth of knowledge. Over the years, our professionals have gained an enviable reputation for our thoroughness, financial expertise, negotiating skills, presentation expertise, and the ability to quickly assess and address the obstacles impeding our client's success.

Schneider Downs Meridian focuses on four key services to maximize value for its clients' stakeholders.

Schneider Downs Meridian Service Offerings

Performance Improvement

Schneider Downs Meridian professionals have a wealth of senior-level corporate experience in both large corporations and middle-market companies

Turnaround/Restructuring Services

Financial troubles are often invisible until the company has a serious cash-flow deficit and/or has violated loan covenants

Insolvency Services

Schneider Downs Meridian provides expert advice and guidance to our clients before, during and post-bankruptcy

Debt Placement

Companies turn to Schneider Downs Meridian for effective solutions to complex financial problems



Schneider Downs Meridian Service Team


Joel is responsible for providing specialized business advisory services.

Michael T. Von Lehman, CTP

Michael T. Von Lehman is a Senior Manager with Schneider Downs Meridian.

William R. Frederick

Will joined Schneider Downs as an associate in 2017 and is responsible for supporting turnaround and restructuring activities for Schneider Downs Meridian Group.

Richard Roupe

Rich is a senior financial and operations executive with over 40 years of experience in solving complex problems for distribution, manufacturing and non-profit organizations.

Margaret M. Good, CTP

As the Managing Director of Schneider Downs Meridian and the Head of Corporate Restructuring, Ms. Good has more than 25 years of experience in management consulting and corporate finance.

Professional Associations

Turnaround Management Association

Association for Corporate Growth

TriState Association for Corporate Renewal

Financial Executives International

International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation

Schneider Downs Meridian services clients throughout the United States with a primary focus on the mid-Atlantic region, including (but not limited to) Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts.

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Map of Pittsburgh Office

One PPG Place, Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
p:412.261.3644     f:412.261.4876

Map of Columbus Office

65 East State Street, Suite 2000
Columbus, OH 43215
p:614.621.4060     f:614.621.4062

Map of Washington Office
Washington, D.C.

1660 International Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102