- December 1, 2017
Alexander I. Saunders
Woods Rogers PLC
Title: Of counsel
Other legal specialties: Corporate law
Birthplace: Welch, W.Va.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Virginia; law degree, U.Va. School of Law; master of laws degree, New York University
Spouse: Lucille M. Saunders
Hobbies or pastimes: Quail and duck hunting
First job as a lawyer: Law clerk to Judge Herbert S. Boreman of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Fan of: University of Virginia Cavaliers
Favorite vacation spot: The Omni Homestead in Hot Springs
Recently read books: “Good to Great” by Jim C. Collins and “The Obstacle Is the Way” by Ryan Holiday
Career mentor: William B. Poff and Joseph W. Smith
What effect do you think lowering federal corporate taxes would have on Virginia businesses? Lowering federal corporate taxes will likely affect Virginia businesses positively, but the increased investment dollars from saved taxes may flow to already strong growth areas in the state.
Do you think abolishing the estate tax is a good idea? The high death-tax exemption ($5.49 million for 2017) has already “repealed” the death tax for probably 98 percent or more of estates. Reduction of the death tax on larger estates would help the economy but preserve a modest flow of federal revenue for national debts.