GREGORY L. ALLISON JD, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Greg focuses on estate and succession planning for business owners, executives, and high-net-worth individuals. He frequently advises clients in the automotive, oil and gas, transportation, construction and real estate industries. Greg also assists clients with researching, understanding and planning through complex tax issues impacted by multiple aspects of federal and state tax laws.

Greg is also responsible for the preparation of annual income tax returns for estates and trusts in addition to the preparation of gift tax returns, federal estate tax returns and state inheritance tax returns.

Education

J.D. – Duquesne University School of Law
B.S. – Actuarial Studies, Accounting and Business Administration, Thiel College

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

Member—American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations

Member—The Pittsburgh Foundation Professional Advisory Council

Treasurer—Board of Directors of Manchester Youth Development Center

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Do you have a hobby/personal passion? 
Hockey

What was the best advice you’ve ever received? 
We have two ears and one mouth for a reason. The importance of active listening cannot be overstated.

Who is your role model?
My maternal great-grandfather. It is a long story but I love sharing it.

What was your childhood dream?
To play in the NFL.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self? 
Relax and have no fear. You have so much up ahead. You should see your wife and kids!

People would be surprised to know that I…
I’m related to Abraham Lincoln (through a few marriages)

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career? 
To be able to meet, advise, and learn from so many types of people from so many industries and backgrounds.

What was your first job? 
I stocked shelves at a local grocery store.

Do you have a “motto”? (spoken or unspoken)
I believe that life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% how we respond to it.

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do? 
Home improvement projects.

Our Thoughts On

FEATURED

Big Problem: The Tax Implications Of Overseas Valuations.


Big Thinking: $1 Million In Tax Savings.

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.
One of Mary’s clients was reorganizing their overseas operating structure and wanted to move certain assets to different jurisdictions. The client had been purchased by a Private Equity group and called us about updating a valuation we had previously done for the business. In addition to working through the valuation questions, we were able to identify an opportunity to revise their restructuring plan to avoid taxation of a significant portion of the transactions. “By asking questions, having a strong understanding of their needs, and collaborating with the client, we were able to save them roughly $1 million in taxes,” Mary said. “Plus, our plan enabled them to generate future tax deductions overseas to offset the current cost of restructuring. We also saved them substantially on fees.” Schneider Downs provides Big Thinking and Personal Focus in delivering a variety of services for large and small businesses, both publicly and privately held, as well as nonprofit organizations, government entities and more. Through our commitment to thought leadership and knowledge management, we deliver the solutions our clients need with a personal commitment to service.

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