A key member of the highly regarded team
of tax lawyers specializing in criminal and civil matters
at Rotatori, Bender, Joe Alexander brings both the skill
of a veteran lawyer to court, as well as the experience of
having worked as a tax accountant for a major international
Following graduation from the University
of Akron in both undergraduate and law, he studied for his
master's in law at Georgetown University. After earning
his degree, Alexander then served as a clerk in the U.S. Tax
Court. Later he worked for two years for the accounting firm
of Coopers & Lybrand.
In 1987, Alexander joined the Cleveland
firm of Kadish & Bender and later practiced law in the
offices of Roetzel & Andress. He joined Robert J. Rotatori
and Timothy Bender in the present firm in 2001.
Alexander brings an in-depth knowledge
of finance and its role in business and tax matters to the
firm, assisting clients with highly complex matters in this
area. His role in the firm's team approach used on major
cases is reviewing the financial aspects of the case with
the provisions of law.
The thing we do best is our flexibility
in tax cases, Alexander says. We can provide
the technical expertise required to defend both civil and
criminal tax cases.
Because the firm possesses this technical
ability, our counsel is swift, economical and well integrated
for clients who find themselves mired in issues with severe
implications, Alexander adds.
Since most law firms do not deal with
criminal tax cases, Alexander is often involved in matters
that are referred by other attorneys, who seek the particular
expertise that he and others in the firm represent.
Alexander believes that tax law is the
central issue in business transactions because it is closely
tied to the spectrum of other legal matters the firm handles.
Alexander lives in Valley View, with
his wife, Mary Ellen, and son.
Contact Joseph P. Alexander:
telephone: 216.928.1010, ext. 204