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David H. Alexander

David H. Alexander

Contact Information

716-854-4300, x 216
416-221-5600 (Toronto)
866-893-2003 (Toll-Free)


Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning (Domestic and International), Administration and Litigation/Elder law
  • Business Counseling and Corporate Law
  • Taxation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Securities Regulation and Compliance

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1975
  • Florida, 1976
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1979
  • Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario, Canada, 2005


David H. Alexander practices law in New York and Florida, and serves as a Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario, Canada.

His areas of practice include Wills, Estates and Trusts, Estate Planning and Administration, Business Counseling, Corporate Law and Taxation. He represents Canadian and other foreign corporations in the establishment of United States subsidiaries and in their conduct of business in the United States. He also represents Canadian and other foreign persons who purchase assets in the United States to effect asset preservation.

In addition, Mr. Alexander has experience in Securities Regulation and Compliance, and represents businesses in private and/or public financings as well as in merger and acquisition transactions.


AV Rated


Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, New York
Doctor of Law - 1972

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B.S. - 1969

Honors & Awards

Selected for New York SuperLawyers Upstate Edition, 2008 – 2016

Selected for Best Lawyers in America/New York Area’s Best Lawyers, 2009 – 2017

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell as a 2013 Top-Rated Lawyer in Taxation Law and Labor & Employment


American Bar Association

  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Tax Section
  • International Law Section
  • Business Law Section

New York State Bar Association

  • International Law Section

Florida Bar Association

  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Erie County Bar Association

  • Corporation Law Committee
  • Surrogate's Court Practice and Procedure Committee, Chairman 2011 - 2014


Halton County Law Association's Estates & Family Law Seminar:   "U.S. Estate Planning: An Update", 2015

McQuillan Insurance Group, Cobourg, Ontario:   "Canada- US Tax Issues that affect the Use of Life Insurance", 2015

Entrepreneurial Chartered Accountants, Oakville, Ontario:   "Canada and the United States: Cross-Border Estate Tax Planning", 2014

TD Waterhouse Private Clients, Burlington, Ontario, "Canada and the United States Cross-Border Estate Tax Planning", 2013: 

Tax Planning Seminar, Ellicottville, NY: "Canada and the United States Cross-Border Estate Tax Planning", 2013

Assante Wealth Management Private Wealth Clients, Toronto, Ontario:  "Estate Planning for Canadians Owning US Assets: Emerging from the Fiscal Cliff", 2013

HSBC Private Bank Clients, Hamilton, Ontario:  "Canada and the United States Cross-Border Estate Planning", 2011

RBC Private Wealth Department, Toronto, Ontario:  "Canada and the United States Cross-Border Estate Planning", 2010



Pro Bono Activities

Founding Director, 40 Plus Club of Buffalo, Inc., 1985 – 1990

Buffalo World Trade Association, 1982