Howard Richshafer joined Wood & Lamping early in 2008. He has practiced law for over 28 years. Also, he’s a licensed Ohio Certified Public Accountant. He has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Cincinnati. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1975.
Howard’s practice concentrates in civil and criminal tax problems, estate planning and probate, tax court trial work, mergers/acquisitions, and general corporate business matters.
From 1968 to 1978, Howard served as an IRS agent with the United States Treasury Department. While there, he served in several technical and management positions.**For approximately 25 years, he has been adjunct instructor in the MS Taxation program at UC. He currently teaches Corporate Taxation II and III, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, and IRS Practice and Procedure. During his teaching career, he has also taught S Corporations, Fiduciary Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation I, and Consolidated Corporate Income Taxation.
From 1998-2002, the Ohio Supreme Court confirmed his appointment as the inaugural Chairman of the Federal Taxation Specialization Board. This Board, comprised of tax lawyers considered experts, certifies Ohio lawyers as Certified Specialists in Federal Taxation. He chaired the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Federal Taxation Committee from June 2001 to June 2002 and the 1998 Southwest Ohio Tax Institute Committee.
Since 2001, Howard has been included in Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® under federal taxation. Both Law & Politics Magazine and Cincinnati Magazine selected him as an “Ohio Super Lawyer” every year from 2004 through 2010. He’s also included in “Who’s Who in American Law.” Additionally, Martindale Hubbell/Lexis Nexis bestowed Howard with the highest possible peer review rating of "AV Preeminent."
Howard has authored over 100 tax articles including a manual on "Ohio Limited Liability Companies," which he co-authored. His articles have been published in the Journal of Taxation, Ohio Lawyer, and Corporate Controller.
He also authored a chapter titled “Deductions for Profit-Motivated Activities,” which is part of Matthew Bender & Company’s online Federal Tax Research Library. The Library became operational in 2007.