Scott R. Saunders is Senior Vice President with Asset Preservation, Inc. (API), a subsidiary of Stewart In- formation Services Corporation (NYSE: STC). Scott has an extensive background in IRC §1031 tax deferred exchanges, having been involved in structuring thousands and thousands of §1031 exchanges during his thirty three years in the exchange industry. He holds a Business Economics degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Asset Preservation is a leading national IRC §1031 qualiﬁed intermediary (QI) and has successfully completed over 200,000 §1031 exchanges throughout the nation.
Mr. Saunders dedicates a signiﬁcant portion of his time presenting classes on intermediate and advanced
§1031 exchange strategies to accountants, attorneys, ﬁnancial advisors, real estate brokers and princi- pals nationwide. He has spoken at the annual National Bar Association Conference, National Society of Accountants (NSA) Annual Conference, National Association of Realtors® Annual Conference, GMAC Real Estate’s Annual Convention, Annual Conference for the American Society of Cost Segregation Profession- als, Building Owners and Management Association International (BOMA) Annual Conference, American Land Title Association (ALTA), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Colorado Society of Certiﬁed Public Accountants Annual Convention, Colorado Association of Realtors Annual State Convention, Ohio Bar Association, the Certiﬁed Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Institute of Real Estate Man- agement (IREM) Success Series, American Academy of Attorney-CPAs, Tenant-in-Common Association (TICA), the University of Denver and Washington D.C. Bar Association and many other state and local ﬁ- nancial, real estate, accounting and legal associations. In addition, he has been a regular presenter of 8- hour C.L.E. and C.P.E. approved classes on advanced §1031 exchange issues to accountants, attorneys, commercial developers and CFO’s arranged by Lorman Education and the National Business Institute. Scott regularly provides webinars for continuing education credit on §1031 exchanges for many organiza- tions including CPAAcademy.org, the CPA Leadership Institute and my-CPE.com.
In addition to being an accredited speaker in numerous states, Mr. Saunders was a contributing author to the book Real Estate Exchanges: Using the Tax Deferred Exchange in Real Estate Investment Manage- ment and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes Real Estate Investor and U.S. News and World Report. He has written over 200 articles on various aspects of §1031 exchanges, capital gain taxation and investment real estate. His articles have been featured in many investment publications such as the New York Real Estate Journal, Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal, Inman News, RE Business Online, Heartland Real Estate Business, Western Real Estate Business, REALTORS® Land Institute Terra Firma, ALTA’s Title News, Housing Wire and many other real estate and other ﬁnancial publications. Mr. Saunders also is a Board Member and was President of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (www.1031.org), the national IRC §1031 exchange industry trade association.