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Alexander J. Johnson

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Alexander Johnson is an associate attorney at Kugelman Law, PC where he practices tax controversy, business law, trusts, and estates with a focus on the legal issues individuals and businesses face when selling, transferring, or minting digital assets — to include cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens ("NFTs").

He has authored articles for Tax Notes and USF's Law Review regarding the tax treatment and utility of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. With a background in military service and the construction industry, Alexander has an appreciation for the practical application of tax policy.

Research Areas

  • Taxation
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Business Law
  • Cryptocurrency / Blockchain


  • University of San Francisco, JD with Certificate in Taxation, 2018
  • The Citadel, BA in English, 2009

Law Review and Journal Articles

  • “Skillcoin: How Blockchain Based Credentialing Will Help Curb Discriminatory Hiring Practices,” 53 University of San Francisco Law Review (Summer 2019).
  • “A Bite at the Elephant: How Foreign Tax Policy Will Win the Wild West of Cryptocurrencies,” Tax Notes (Dec. 2018).