Fred J. Livingstone

Partner Emeritus Cleveland
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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)


  • American Bar Association


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    Former Chairman of Lawyers, Housing Program

Community Involvement

  • Chautauqua Institution

    Idea Campaign Volunteer

  • Cleveland Community Relations Board


  • Harvard Law School Association

    Member, National Council

  • Harvard Law School Fund

    Fundraising Volunteer

  • Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland

    Member, Community Relations Committee
    Member, Investment Committee

  • Siegal College of Judaic Studies

    Life Trustee
    Member, Budget and Finance Committee
    Member, Academic Affairs Committees

  • Temple Tifereth Israel

    Board Member
    Chair, Adult Learning Committee
    Member, Budget and Finance Committee