Fred J. Livingstone

Partner Emeritus Cleveland


Fred specialized in tax valuation, exemptions and abatements, and tax legislation affecting real estate, personal property and public utilities. He also specialized in matters involving public and HUD subsidized housing where he was lead counsel on several precedent establishing matters involving underpayment of subsidies under Section 8 Contracts. He practiced in most areas of real estate, including financing, construction, condominiums and community associations.

Fred attended Western Reserve University. After World War II, he attended Harvard Law School where he received his law degree. He is a member of the boards of a number of educational and religious organizations.

All Service Areas


  • Harvard Law School (1950)
  • Western Reserve University


  • Federal - U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • AV Peer Review Rating (LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell) (Awarded)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Member, former Chairman of Lawyers for Housing Program)

Community Involvement

  • Chautauqua Institution (Idea Campaign Volunteer)
  • Cleveland Community Relations Board (Member)
  • Harvard Law School Association (Member, National Council)
  • Harvard Law School Fund (Fundraising Volunteer)
  • Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland (Member, Community Relations Committee and Investment Committee)
  • Siegal College of Judaic Studies (Life Trustee, member of Budget and Finance and Academic Affairs Committees)
  • Temple Tifereth Israel (Chair, Adult Learning Committee, Board Member and member of Budget and Finance Committee)