I have spent over 35 years of my legal career as a law professor. I really enjoy my work at Royal, P.C. because it gives me the opportunity to use my academic knowledge of the law to help solve the legal problems and issues for the clients of Royal, P.C.
Frederick D. Royal specializes in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits law, corporate law, and taxation. Fred has served as a Professor of Law at Western New England University School of Law for more than thirty years. He is also the founder and Director of two Graduate Programs at Western New England University School of Law, one in Closely Held Businesses and the other in Estate Planning and Elder Law. He teaches courses in the areas of Corporate Taxation, Income Taxation of Pass-Through Entities, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, Corporate and Partnership Taxation, Business Organizations, Federal Wealth Transfer Taxes, Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning and Business and Estate Planning for Owners of Closely Held Business Entities.
Fred earned his Juris Doctor from Cornell University School of Law and his LL.M. in taxation from Boston University. He served as a Law Clerk to United States Tax Court Judge William M. Drennen for two years and published in the areas of tax procedure, corporate taxation, and estate planning. His most recent publication is Chapter 22, Representing a Trustee in UNDERSTANDING AND USING TRUSTS, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2005. He is a frequent speaker and author on employment-related topics as well as a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education programs, including Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Fred is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Massachusetts as well as before the United States Tax Court and the United States Court of Common Claims.