L. Frederick Williams Jr.
(304) 598-8114
Office: Morgantown
J.D. West Virginia University
L.L.M. University of Florida (Taxation)
B.S. Wheeling Jesuit University
Licensure: AZ | KY | OH | PA | WV
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Fred Williams concentrates his practice in federal taxation, state and local taxation, oil and gas taxation, business and public finance.  Mr. Williams' experience includes significant involvement in complex business transactions, involvement in a variety of economic development projects, including low-income housing tax credits, new market tax credits, opportunity zones, and tax increment financing.  Fred frequently represents public and private entities in public finance and other matters.  Mr. Williams is a certified public accountant (inactive).  He is the leader of the firm's Public Finance Team.

Work Experience

2002 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1998-2002 Snell & Wilmer
1992-1998 Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C.
1991-1992 Executive Assistant to Governor Gaston N. Caperton
1990-1991 State Tax Commissioner
1990-1991 Secretary, West Virginia Department of Tax and Revenue

Key Experience

Experienced in negotiating and documenting financial incentives related to energy projects
Experienced in state and local midstream tax matters and matters relating to income tax issues associated with the sale or purchase of midstream assets
Represented numerous taxpayers in federal and state tax controversies

Memberships & Awards

Fellow, West Virginia Bar Foundation, 2018
The Best Lawyers in America®
Best Lawyers® 2020 Morgantown, WV Corporate Law, Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers® 2015 Charleston, WV Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers® Charleston, WV Lawyer of the Year 2011, 2013
Super Lawyers® 2010
West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Former President, Huntington Chapter, West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Graduated magna cum laude, Wheeling Jesuit University
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Distinguished West Virginian 1992
West Virginia Law Review