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William G. Fischer

1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Barb McDonald

Practicing for more than 40 years, Bill is particularly well known for his extensive experience representing hospitals and other exempt organizations, physicians, and physician groups, in addition to his general corporate practice. He regularly practices and plans in the health care tax law area, including preparation and filing of Real Property Tax Exemption Applications for Ohio-based hospital systems and other exempt organizations. Bill has decades of experience practicing before the Internal Revenue Service at the audit and appellate conference stages, practicing before the Tax Commissioner of the State of Ohio during all phases of the administrative process, practicing before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, and general corporate and tax planning for businesses and individuals.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully reviewed and analyzed proposed transactions involving exempt members of nonprofit hospital systems from an exemption and public charity classifications perspective.
  • Analyzed participation of exempt members of affiliated groups of nonprofit hospital systems in joint ventures from an exemption and unrelated business income tax perspective.
  • Reviewed and analyzed transactions from a Code Section 4958 intermediate sanctions perspective and prepared the necessary filings with the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Reclassified exempt members of nonprofit hospital systems as charities..
  • Analyzed organizational document revisions from an exemption and public charity classification perspective and advised Internal Revenue Service regarding the revisions.
  • Reviewed nonprofit hospital systems policies regarding conflicts of interest, financial assistance, and charity care for compliance with Internal Revenue Service guidelines and Code Section 501(r).


  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section

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Alternate biographies




  • LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University, 1976
  • J.D., Ohio State University, 1973
  • B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1970

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1973