Alex has practiced public accounting since 2006. He provides business and tax planning services for closely held companies and their owners. His clients include real estate development businesses, general contractors, and manufacturing and distribution companies. Alex concentrates on business tax planning to increase cash flow and tax deduction through value-added services. Examples of such services include cost segregation and depreciation analysis, self-employment tax planning, “check-the-box” LLC to S Corporation conversion strategies, 1031 exchange planning, real estate sales and acquisition transactions, Sec. 199A Qualified Business Income deduction planning, basis calculation, and multistate tax planning. Alex also has extensive knowledge in partnership tax planning and tax strategy implementation, including tax entity structuring.

External Publications

  • "New tax laws: here's how construction, real estate businesses can save money" (Daily Journal of Commerce, August 2018)
  • "How does tax reform affect construction firms? Here's a look at the changes to fixed assets" (Daily Journal of Commerce, July 2018)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Tax Reform Impacts on the Construction and Real Estate Industry
    (WSCPA Construction Industry Conference, October 2018)
  • Tax Reform Overview
    (WA State Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Midyear Meeting and Conference, June 2018)
  • Tax and GAAP Update
    (Building Opportunity Conference, June 2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties


  • BS, accounting, University of Washington
  • MPAcc, taxation, University of Washington

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