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Donald F. Zwilling CPA, ABV

-Education and Certification

  • University of Dayton, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (1994-2010)

-Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
  • The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA), Past Director
  • Cleveland Chapter of Certified Public Accountants, Past Director
  • Financial Consulting Group (FCG)
  • MGI Association, Past BV Committee Chairman
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland
  • Peer Reviewer, AICPA and MGI Association Board

-Community and Professional Involvement

  • Bay Village Kiwanis Club, President (1981)
  • St. Raphael Parish Finance Committee, Chairman (1984-1986)
  • Help, Inc., Board Member (1984-1990)
  • First Friday Club of Cleveland, President (1985)
  • City of Bay Village, Councilman (1988-2003)
  • Lorain National Bank, Board of Directors (2005-2015)

Donald F. Zwilling has over 50 years of experience working with clients on their business, tax, and financial planning. Don’s services have involved developing comprehensive strategies related to all aspects of building and maintaining our clients’ net worth. As his clients’ needs have changed throughout the years, Don has focused his specialties on estate and gift planning, related business valuations, trustee services, and tax planning for estates and trusts, to better meet his clients’ needs and provide exceptional client service.

Don joined Barnes Wendling CPAs in 1967. With the exception of his military service (1968-1970), he has been with the firm for his entire career.

In 1980, Don initiated the firm’s business valuation specialty and started Barnes Wendling Valuation Services, a division of Barnes Wendling CPAs, Inc.

Fun Fact: Don enjoys being with his 14 grandchildren. It also allows him to keep on top of his own family’s financial and estate planning.

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