JUSTIN C. STEELE ESQ

Justin joined the firm in 2017 and has more than 16 years of experience advising clients on the tax impact of a variety of complex business transactions. As Chair of the Tax Department, he is responsible for directing the firm’s tax initiatives internally and for developing products and services for the Pittsburgh and Columbus tax practices.

Justin focuses his practice on business entity and private equity mergers and acquisitions. He regularly assists companies, sponsors and investors with structuring transactions to achieve the most tax efficient result. Justin also regularly acts as an outside Tax Director for his clients, assisting the management team with tax planning, tax compliance and reporting, and transactional matters.

Justin advises clients in diversified sectors, including construction, manufacturing, retail, and professional services.

Education

B.A. – Accounting, University of Pittsburgh
J.D. – Duquesne University School of Law

Professional and Community Involvement

Practice Unit Leader—Tax Advisory Services Department

Member—Allegheny County Bar Association – Taxation Section

Member—Schneider Downs SEC Practice Group

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Do you have a hobby or personal passion?

I enjoy spending time with my wife and son and boating on the Allegheny River.

 

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?

Treat everyone like a future client.

 

People would be surprised to know that I…….

Was interviewed twice on the Gretchen Carlson Show on Fox News.

 

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?

Helping my client’s understand the tax impact of business transactions.

 

What was your first job?

Bagging groceries and collecting shopping carts from the parking lot at the local Giant Eagle.

 

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?

Spend time with my son.

 

Do you have advice for young professionals?

Be a sponge.

Our Thoughts On

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Big Problem: Inefficient Tax Credit Realization.


Big Thinking: Identified A $900,000 Tax Credit, Nearly Twice As Much As Prior Years.

Joining Schneider Downs in 2004, DOUG MORALLY has more than 14 years of public accounting experience. He serves a variety of clients from not-for-profit, construction, retail, transportation, manufacturing industries and professional services.
One of Doug’s clients, a professional services company, was looking to transition their Research and Development (R&D) study to Schneider Downs to save money and maximize the R&D tax credit. Doug’s team was able to use their expertise to expand the sample of projects reviewed in 2019 and increase the net R&D credit. “This expansion helped identify an R&D tax credit of almost $900,000—almost double what have been identified in previous years,” said Doug. “We were able to help our client save significant money and maximize their R&D tax credit.” 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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