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Alex’s federal and international tax practice is focused on both tax planning and tax controversy. He has extensive experience on tax residency, foreign asset and account disclosure, Virgin Islands tax incentives, and transfer pricing.

Alex’s tax controversy work includes a robust tax court practice, focusing on complex cases. He is one of the premier taxpayer representatives in the IRS’s Virgin Islands audit program, and he regularly represents clients involved with Large Business/International IRS audits. He is also knowledgeable in tax incentive programs in the United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; his clients include individuals who are engaged in tax residency planning.

Alex is one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on mirror code jurisdictions and United States territorial tax. His clients rely on him for planning advice for cross border transactions and investments, and he regularly advises clients on transfer pricing, income sourcing, asset and account disclosure, withholding tax, foreign trust taxation, and Subpart F income.

His clients include hedge funds, banks, high net worth individuals, and firms in industries ranging from energy to advertising. There are many potential tax pitfalls in the process of structuring international transactions, and Alex is dedicated to assisting his clients in cross-border planning to avoid these risks.

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  • U.S. Tax Court, 2006
  • Oregon, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2008
  • California, 2013
  • Virgin Islands, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Virgin Islands, 2014
    Not yet admitted in Washington


  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2006
  • Reed College, B.A., Political Science, 2003
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