Estate Planning

Succession planning is a continuing process-not just an issue that exists in the future. Plan now for this most important contingency. We'll guide you through the necessary steps.

Succession Planning

Schneider Downs' succession planning professionals will:

  • Review your current estate planning documents
  • Calculate estate taxes according to your financial information
  • Determine sufficient liquidity for estate tax payments
  • Perform an insurance review
  • Develop estate preservation strategies and assist in implementation

Estate Administration Process

Schneider Downs estate planning professionals will prepare:

  • Federal and state death tax returns
  • Necessary fiduciary and individual income tax returns
  • Accountings

We assist in:

  • Gathering assets
  • Determining distributions

Death Tax Return Challenges

Our team of estate planning professionals have a history of success in representing clients before the taxing authorities in the event of a death tax return challenge.

Curious about the origin of the estate tax? Learn more in our History of the Estate Tax Infographic.

Tax and legacy planning services are offered through Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. Investment and asset management services are provided through Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors, LP. Each service may require you to sign a separate engagement agreement that will outline the services to be provided and the respective fees.

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Recover and secure the system – fast – save $1 million in ransom.
 
High tax burden for family-owned franchisor.
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High tax burden for family-owned franchisor.
big thinking:
Comprehensive planning for a 15% tax reduction.

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Estate Planning as a Tool for Your Business Succession Plan

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Financial Boot Camp Series: Is Your Estate in Proper Order?

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Fiduciaries and Excessive Fee Litigation

As a retirement plan fiduciary, it’s your responsibility to ensure that fees associated with your plan are reasonable relative to the services rendered.

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Map of Pittsburgh Office
Pittsburgh

One PPG Place, Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

contactsd@schneiderdowns.com
p:412.261.3644     f:412.261.4876

Map of Columbus Office
Columbus

65 East State Street, Suite 2000
Columbus, OH 43215

contactsd@schneiderdowns.com
p:614.621.4060     f:614.621.4062

Map of Washington Office
Washington, D.C.

1660 International Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102