Fred B. Wander

Fred B. Wander Of Counsel

Fred's Practice Areas

Fred supervises our Estates and Trusts, Elder Law, Tax Law, Commercial Real Estate and Corporate practices. Before practicing law, he acquired tax experience with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. He has taught Federal Income Tax, Accounting and Managerial Accounting to undergraduates at SUNY Albany in the School of Business and has taught Corporation Tax in the Masters program at SUNY Albany. He has also taught Accounting for Lawyers at Albany Law School.

Fred represents numerous real estate developers and corporate clients, as well as regularly provides estate planning, estate administration and Medicaid and other elder law services. Fred is a past President of the Albany County Bar Association, and he has also served as Chairman of the New York State Bar Association seminars on Corporate Document Drafting Techniques and Legal Problems Associated with Businesses. He was formerly a member of their panel on Forming and Advising the New York Not-for-Profit Organization.

Fred's Locations


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States Tax Court
  • New York State

Professional Associations

New York State Bar Association
Albany County Bar Association
Justinian Society

Board Memberships

Current Board Member and Executive Committee Member of the Albany Institute of History and Art
President of Congregation Beth Emeth Board of Directors
President Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center Board of Directors
Former President B’nai B’rith Board of Directors
Vice President of the Northeast Council of the Union for Reform Judaism
National Board of the Union for Reform Judaism
Former Board Member of the B’nai B’rith Parkview Apartments for the Elderly
Former Board Member of Shaker Ridge Country Club
Former Board Member of Colonie Country Club
Board Member of the Northeast Estate Planning Council
President, B’nai B’rith Gideon Lodge


B’nai B’rith Gideon Lodge Covenant Award given by Justinian Society of Lawyers
Member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers
Tax Prize given by Albany Law School


Business Organizations
New York State Bar Association


Double Jeopardy
Albany Law Review


The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our three office locations assist clients in a myriad of legal disciplines and harness the talents of O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys across New York State. We offer the experience, resources, and skills to help you protect your rights and your best interests.


54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

tel: 518.462.5601
fax: 518.462.2670

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1 Court Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

tel: 518.584.5205
fax: 518.584.5441