Scott R. Saunders is Senior Vice President with Asset Preservation, Inc. (API), a subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE: STC). Saunders has an extensive background in Internal Revenue Code 1031 tax deferred exchanges, having been involved in structuring thousands and thousands of 1031 exchanges during his twenty four 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 and has successfully completed over 140,000 1031 tax deferred exchanges throughout the nation.
Saunders dedicates a significant portion of his time presenting classes on introductory and advanced 1031 exchange strategies to accountants, attorneys, financial advisors, real estate brokers and principals 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, 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 Management (IREM) Success Series, Tenant-in- Common Association (TICA) and Washington D.C. Bar Association and many other state and local financial, 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. Saunders regularly provides webinars for continuing education credit on the subject of 1031 exchanges.
In addition to being an accredited speaker in numerous states, Saunders was a contributing author to the book Real Estate Exchanges: Using the Tax Deferred Exchange in Real Estate Investment Management. He has written over 150 articles on various aspects of 1031 tax deferred exchanges, capital gain taxation and investment real estate.