DSJ, Don Johnston, Donald A. Johnston, GYF, Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP, Pittsburgh, CPAsDonald S. Johnston, CPA, MST

Partner, Tax Services    

Phone: 412-338-9309  |  Email: djohnston@gyf.com

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Don has spent the majority of his 30-year career serving the tax and consulting needs of privately-held companies and their owners. He handles tax planning and compliance-related issues for all types of entities, including corporations, LLCs and partnerships, for a wide base of clientele, ranging from small start-up organizations in the early development stages to large, billion-dollar entities in need of technical expertise.

His broad range of experience encompasses many industries, including manufacturing, nuclear energy and mining. Don also has extensive experience working with distribution entities and has devised tax-savings strategies for income, franchise and other business-related taxes for numerous middle market clients.

Additionally, Don’s background allows him to assist individuals and businesses in determining advantageous strategies for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. His skills have been utilized for special projects in various areas of expertise, including: acquisition planning and due diligence, Section 338(h)(10) acquisition work; stock vs. asset sale analyses for acquisition and/or disposition scenarios; development of strategies to reduce state tax obligations of multi-state entities; complex valuation-related issues; and other tax concerns for individual clients.


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