Professional Service Solutions


Schneider Downs truly understands the needs of your business because we live it every day as a professional service firm. Our success as a firm has been driven by our ability leverage expert knowledge of current best practices, processes and technology across all aspects of our business. We offer your business that same advantage.

Key business decisions should not be made in a vacuum. Our “whole client” approach allows us to provide advisory services that incorporate not only your current business needs, but also your ultimate personal and financial goals. We understand the complexity of business decisions and how they impact not only your immediate bottom line, but also future tax implications, employee retention and eventually, exit opportunities. Our team of multidisciplinary experts can help you make efficient, informed decisions that serve all of your goals.

In today’s environment, competition can be intense, requiring your strategic focus on your clients and their needs. Let us provide business solutions to allow you to do what you do best.

Professional Services Organizations We Serve

We advise a range of professional service organizations, including, but not limited to, advertising and marketing, architecture, consulting, engineering, law firms and technology services.

Professional Services Solutions

At Schneider Downs, we provide extensive and comprehensive services to our professional services clients including:

Business Consulting

Services include reviewing potential acquisitions and sales from both a tax and economic standpoint to determine if a transaction is feasible, succession planning, litigation support, industry benchmarking and forensic accounting. Learn more

Retirement Plan Solutions

Services include the design and implementation equity incentive plans including phantom equity strategies, qualified retirement plan design, fiduciary guidance, investment advisory and participant education. Learn more

Risk Advisory

Services include internal audit sourcing, quality assurance review, IT risk advisory, risk assessment, process and control optimization and fraud risk assessments. Learn more

State and Local Tax (SALT)

Services include sales and use tax compliance review/reverse audits, nexus studies including voluntary disclosure, unclaimed property reporting and legislative assistance. Learn more

Additional Solutions for Professional Services

Professional Services Industry Resources

About Schneider Downs Industry Groups

Schneider Downs recognizes that every industry is different, often presenting unique challenges that require individualized insight, innovation and experience. Our experience in these industries is enhanced through participation in focus groups, which address the characteristics that make these industries unique.  

For more information on additional industries we serve please visit or contact us at [email protected].  

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Company impacted by ransomware.
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Restore system on-site and avoid six-figure ransom.
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Inefficient tax credit realization.
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