James J. Schneider, CPA-Attorney

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Mr. Schneider is President of Schneider & Company, Inc., certified public accountants. He is a licensed certified public accountant. Mr. Schneider is also an attorney at law and is a member of the Indiana bar. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana and the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Schneider’s preparatory education included Marian College, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and Indiana University at Bloomington, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business, Accounting with distinction. He received his legal education, including business and tax law, at the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis and was awarded his J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence. He was a member of Phi Delta Phi, an international legal fraternity.

For over 30 years, Mr. Schneider has advised business owners and individuals. He has rendered tax, accounting, valuation, estate planning, IRS representation and business consulting services to a wide range of businesses, professional practices and individuals. His firm serves as an outside controller for a number of small businesses. Each year, Mr. Schneider and his staff resolve numerous tax issues from desk audits through U.S. Tax Court proceedings. Mr. Schneider received his initial training at Deloitte & Touche (Haskins & Sells) and Ernst and Young (Ernst & Ernst). Mr. Schneider is experienced in real estate tax and legal matters as well as real estate development and investment. Since 1979, he has prepared business valuations, and on numerous occasions he has served as an expert witness in legal proceedings. He has presented his Starting and Running a Profitable Business Workshop to hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs.

As an adjunct professor, Mr. Schneider has instructed hundreds of students in Accounting (introductory and intermediate accounting), Auditing (senior level class) and Taxation (income, estate, gift and inheritance taxation) at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and at the University of Indianapolis (Indiana Central University). Mr. Schneider is a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), the Indiana CPA Society, the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants and the Indianapolis, Indiana State and American Bar Associations (ABA Sections: Taxation, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law). Mr. Schneider has been a speaker at various professional, civic, church and business organizations on topics including new tax laws, tax planning, asset protection planning and estate planning.

In recognition of a legal career exemplifying the dignity of the law and a devotion to the public well-being, Mr. Schneider was admitted as a Patron Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation in 2004.

Mr. Schneider and his wife, Karen, have three sons. They are graduates of the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine, DePauw University and the University of Michigan, School of Business. Mr. Schneider and his wife are members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Mr. Schneider was raised in Indianapolis and graduated from North Central High School.

Mr. Schneider has been a Carmel Rotarian since 1980. He is a Paul Harris Fellow. For many years, Mr. Schneider and his staff have contributed substantial services to the Carmel Dads’ Club. For six years, Mr. Schneider served as a volunteer board member and advisor to the Indianapolis Art Center. Mr. Schneider served as President of the Carmel Police and Firemen’s Family Fund. He served many years on the Board of Directors of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, the Carmel-Clay Education Foundation and the Carmel-Clay Chamber of Commerce. He was elected and served four years as a Precinct Committeeman. Mr. Schneider served four years on the Carmel Plan Commission.

In 1965, Mr. Schneider enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. His boot camp was at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, and his infantry training was at Camp Pendleton, California. In Vietnam in 1967-1968, Mr. Schneider served as a Corporal (E-4 Non-Commissioned Officer) with the 1st Shore Party Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He was released from active duty in 1968 and held U.S. Marine Corps Reserve status until 1972, when he received an honorable discharge.

Schneider & Company, Inc.
10321 N Pennsylvania St. | Indianapolis, IN 46280

Phone: 317-844-1303
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