RHB9433-ALEXANDER, JR, Edward R.  #990906Ed Alexander works in the areas of corporate, commercial, franchise, securities and intellectual property law with closely held businesses and high growth technology related companies.  He is admitted to practice in Florida (1993) and New York (1994).

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ed held technical and marketing positions in the business world with a pacemaker manufacturer, custom integrated circuit manufacturer and laser bar code manufacturer, including as a systems engineer and product marketing manager.  He has been part of teams that designed software and hardware for the first generation of defibrillator pacemakers, as well as custom analog and digital integrated circuits used in automobiles and healthcare applications.

In 1995, Ed was awarded U.S. Patent, No. 5,468,952, for the invention in 1992 of a combined miniature laser scanner and portable handheld computer.  This invention is still in use today in gift registry applications for retailers where customers use the device to register desired gifts.

Ed is the author of the book10 Common and Costly Business Killing Legal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.  A Business Law Bible for Entrepreneurs” (available at Amazon.com).  He works closely with University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program clients, and regularly presents the “Legal and Ethical Foundations” portion of the UCFBIP Excellence in Entrepreneurship Certificate Course, “Law for the Technology Entrepreneur” and other programs.  Ed has taught New Venture Finance at the University of Central Florida and served as Chairman of the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of the SBA Small Business Resource Network.

In 2014, Ed received the Judge J.C. “Jake” Stone Distinguished Service Award for his pro bono work over the prior 18 years as a volunteer guardian ad-litem for abused and neglected children.  In 2013, he was awarded the Small Business Development Center Regional Volunteer of the Year Award.

He also enjoys outdoor activities including mountain biking, sailing, kayaking, hiking, backpacking and hunting.