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


  • 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

Professional Association

  • American Bar Association (Sections: Business Law, International Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Tax)
  • Erie County Bar Association (Committees: Corporation Law, Surrogate's Court Practice and Procedure Committee [chair 2011–2014])
  • Florida Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)
  • New York State Bar Association (International Law Section)

Community Involvement

  • 40 Plus Club of Buffalo, Inc., founding director, 1985–1990
  • Buffalo World Trade Association, 1982

Professional Recognition

  • AV Rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" Trusts & Estates by Best Lawyers in America, 2023
  • Selected by New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition, 2008–2023
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America, 2009–2024
  • American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell as a 2013 Top-Rated Lawyer in Taxation Law and Labor & Employment

News & Presentations

  • 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

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, David has experience in securities regulation and compliance, and represents businesses in private and/or public financing as well as in merger and acquisition transactions.

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