Alexander L. Reid advises tax-exempt organizations in planning, structuring, and transactional matters. He also represents taxpayers under audit, and helps organizations improve their governance and enhance their tax compliance. Alexander counsels taxpayers seeking administrative guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and US Department of the Treasury, as well as on legislative matters with the US Congress. His tax-exempt clients include charities, foundations, colleges and universities, museums, and other nonprofit organizations.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Alexander served as legislation counsel for the Joint Committee on Taxation of the US Congress, where he advised members of Congress and staff regarding tax policy. He also drafted legislation, hearing publications, and technical explanations of tax legislation. Prior to his work with the government, he was a senior associate in the tax practice of an international law firm. He has also served as a tax policy fellow at the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy.
New York University School of Law, 2001, J.D.
New York University School of Law, 2002, LL.M.
Yale University, 1997, B.A., With Distinction
District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
US Tax Court
Awards and Affiliations
Named, Modern Healthcare’s “Largest Healthcare Firm” (2016–2021)
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Tax, Law360 (2017)
Distinguished Legal Writing Award, The Burton Awards, Law360 (2018)
Leading Lawyer, Tax: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations), The Legal 500 US (2020, 2021)
Leading Lawyer, Tax: Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, and national trade associations and charities), The Legal 500 US (2019)
Next Generation Lawyer, Finance - Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations), The Legal 500 US (2017, 2018)
Recommended, Finance - Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations), The Legal 500 US (2014–2016)
Chair, Communities Committee, District of Columbia Bar
Chair, Sections Council, District of Columbia Bar
Chair, International Subcommittee, Exempt Organizations Committee, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Vice Chair, Exempt Organizations Committee, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Vice Chair, Legal Advisory Council, The American Society of Association Executives
Past Chair, Taxation Section Steering Committee, District of Columbia Bar
Past Chair, Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee, District of Columbia Bar
Member, Policy Committee, Independent Sector
Member, Advisory Council, Alliance for Charitable Reform