Frederick J. Caspar


Fred is the office managing partner of our Dayton office. He concentrates his practice in the area of federal income taxation, including structuring business organizations, acquisitions, divestitures, exchanges, reorganizations, workouts, and syndications. Fred has an extensive practice representing developers in connection with low income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, and new market tax credits. He also represents clients in sophisticated gift, estate, and succession planning. Fred has been recognized by Best Lawyers® in the areas of Tax Law; Trusts and Estates; Corporate Law; Litigation & Controversy – Tax; and Litigation - Trusts & Estates.


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law  (J.D., summa cum laude, 1980)
    • Order of the Coif
    • The Ohio State Law Journal
  • Wright State University  (B.S., summa cum laude, 1977)
    • Accounting
    • Beta Gamma Sigma

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania (inactive)


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association, Tax Committee, past chair
  • American Bar Association 
    • Section of Taxation 
    • Proposed and Temporary Regulations Subcommittee of the S Corporation Committee, past chair
  • Warren, Gorham & Lamont publication "Business Entities," Board of Advisors 


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • Who's Who in Law by The Dayton Business Journals
  • Best Lawyers®
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Dayton for Litigation - Trust & Estates (2014)
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Dayton for Corporate Law (2021)
    • Corporate Law, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates (2022,2024)