Alex Saunders has more than 35 years of experience in taxation and corporate law. His practice includes tax planning for individuals and businesses, estate planning, and corporate sales and acquisitions. He also represents businesses and individuals before tax authorities and in court on tax matters.

Alex has written and lectured extensively on the fields of tax law, trust and estate law, and corporate law, and was one of the authors of the first treatise on limited liability companies in Virginia.

He is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the field of Taxation, Trusts and Estates, and Corporate Law and in Virginia Business as one of the Legal Elite in taxes/estates/trusts. Alex also has been named in The Roanoker magazine as the valley’s top attorney in the fields of Tax Law and Trusts and Estates by vote of members of the local bar. Alex’s work also has resulted in his being listed in the field of Taxation by Virginia Super Lawyer magazine. He holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review rating.

Alex is a graduate of the University of Virginia and University of Virginia Law School and has a master of law degree in taxation from New York University. He served as law clerk to Judge H. S. Boreman of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals before joining Woods Rogers.

Alex has served on the board of the Roanoke Valley YMCA. He has served on numerous other local charitable boards, including the Science Museum of Western Virginia and the Foundation for Roanoke Valley. He is a member and former chairman of the Roanoke College Estate Planning Council, member and former chairman of the Ferrum College Estate Planning Council, member of the Roanoke Valley Estate Planning Council and member of The Jefferson Center’s Planned Giving Council.

Affiliations

Roanoke Bar Association

Virginia Bar Association

Virginia State Bar

American Bar Association

Roanoke Valley Estate Planning Council

Roanoke College Estate Planning Council—Former Chair

Ferrum College Estate Planning Council

Jefferson Center’s Planned Giving Council

Recognition

“Legal Elite” Ranking Lists 30 Woods Rogers Attorneys | December 10, 2019

Thirty-nine Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2020 | August 16, 2019

Virginia Business Names 26 Woods Rogers Attorneys as 2018 “Legal Elite” | December 5, 2018

Five Woods Rogers Attorneys Named a Roanoke Lawyer of the Year | August 16, 2018

Thirty-nine Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America | August 16, 2018

Twenty-four Woods Rogers Attorneys Named by Virginia Business as 2017 “Legal Elite” | December 1, 2017

Six Woods Rogers Attorneys Are a Roanoke Lawyer of the Year As Recognized by Best Lawyers in America | August 15, 2017

Thirty-six Woods Rogers Attorneys Are Recognized by Best Lawyers in America | August 15, 2017

Twenty-seven Woods Rogers attorneys named by Virginia Business as 2016 “Legal Elite” | December 5, 2016

Thirty Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as 2017 The Best Lawyers in America | August 16, 2016

Best Lawyers Names Five Woods Rogers Attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year” | August 16, 2016

Nineteen Woods Rogers attorneys named by Virginia Business as 2015 “Legal Elite” | December 1, 2015

Thirty Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers in America | August 19, 2015

Eighteen Woods Rogers attorneys named by Virginia Business as Legal Elite | December 1, 2014

Thirty-four Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers in America | August 22, 2014

2013 Legal Elite | December 2, 2013

33 Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2014 | August 15, 2013

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