Fred B. Wander

Fred B. Wander Shareholder

Fred's Practice Areas

Fred is supervising partner of 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

Memberships / Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association, President 1990-1991
  • 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 1993-1995
  • President Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center Board of Directors 1995-1997
  • Former President B’nai B’rith Board of Directors
  • Vice President of the Northeast Council of the Union for Reform Judaism 1996-2002
  • National Board of the Union for Reform Judaism 1996-2002
  • 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 2008-2014
  • President, B’nai B’rith Gideon Lodge 1980-1981


  • B’nai B’rith Gideon Lodge Covenant Award given by Justinian Society of Lawyers 1992
  • Member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers 1972
  • Tax Prize given by Albany Law School 1972

2013 AV Preeminent for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | Fred B. Wander


The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our five 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


624 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110

tel: 518.213.8050
fax: 518.213.8048

New York City

111 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10006

tel: 212.706.6041
fax: 518.462.2670


22 US Oval, Suite 118
Plattsburgh, NY 12903

tel: 518.562.0600
fax: 518.562.0657

Saratoga Springs

1 Court Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

tel: 518.584.5205
fax: 518.584.5441